Many of us take the “out of sight, out of mind” approach to our blemishes and breakouts and resort to piling on the makeup so we can go about our day in ignorant bliss. This isn’t the way, ladies. In fact, we could be perpetuating the problem by using the wrong foundation on our problem skin! Face your blemishes head on with makeup designed to help you fight the good fight! We went on the hunt to find the BEST complexion-loving coverage options that not only conceal acne, but also help with the process of healing your breakouts at the same time.
Problem skin doesn’t mean you have to pile on the foundation. There are long-wear, lightweight coverage options that can blur imperfections, minimize pores, and weather elements such as shine, humidity and stress, — AND still feel as light as tinted moisturizer.
If a little extra coverage is all you need, opt in for a buildable formula, adding more as you go! Depending on the severity of your acne flare-ups, you may just apply an extra layer or two with your damp beauty blender or handy foundation brush — just be sure to always keep them clean! If your skin tends to get shiny midday, even with demi-matte foundation, use La Roche-Posay Effaclar MAT, a mattifying moisturizer that targets excess oil and refines pores before applying makeup.
Complexion-correcting foundations offer the best of both worlds — coverage and clarity. Why not treat your skin AND visibly correct dark spots, dark circles, pores, fine lines and any other imperfections at the same time? Now we have a good reason to wear makeup ALL the time!
About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.