Makeup for acne-prone skin

If you suffer from acne or visible scars, you know how important your makeup routine is. We’ve put together a list of products and tips that are sure to make you look (and feel) fabulous in no time!

Skincare

Acne-prone skin can be sensitive and irritated. Avoid using abrasive skincare products and protect yourself from harsh UV rays. Opt for a gentle, oil-free cleanser and moisturizing lotion, and make sure they both have built-in SPF.

It’s important to keep acne-prone skin well hydrated, otherwise you’ll wind up with oily areas caused by excess sebum production.

Our pick: Effaclar Gel + Effaclar Mat by La Roche-Posay.

Our pick

Effaclar Gel, 400 ml
La Roche-Posay Effaclar

Effaclar Gel, 400 ml

Purifying foaming gel. Acne-prone skin.

Effaclar Mat, 40 ml
La Roche-Posay Effaclar

Effaclar Mat, 40 ml

Sebo-regulating moisturizer. Controls shine and reduces pores. Oily skin. Suitable for sensitive skin. Oil-free blotting effect texture: Proven long lasting mattifying effect. Non-comedogenic. Tested under dermatological control.

Base

Before applying your foundation, rub a thin layer of makeup base to your entire face. This will keep you looking flawless all day, plus it’ll act as a protective barrier between your skin and the products you put on it. We suggest a mattifying formula for oily skin, or a green base if you suffer from redness.

Our picks: Infallible Mattifying Primer by L’Oréal Paris, Luminous Correcting Primer (in green) by Lise Watier.

Our pick

Infallible Matte-Lock Primer, 30 ml
L'Oréal Paris

Infallible Matte-Lock Primer, 30 ml
Luminous Correcting Primer, 1 unit
Lise Watier

Luminous Correcting Primer, 1 unit

Foundation

Using a sponge or brush, apply oil-free, long-lasting foundation to your entire face. Next, cover up red spots with a green corrector palette. Finally, draw attention away from breakouts by highlighting the area just beneath your eyes.

Our picks: Couvrance Fluid Foundation Corrector by Avène, 3-in-1 Pro-Corrector by Jouviance.

Our picks

Couvrance Fluid Foundation Corrector, 30 ml
Avène

Couvrance Fluid Foundation Corrector, 30 ml

Finishing touch

Using a setting powder will help your makeup stay put all day and help prevent shine. Apply a bit of blush to your cheekbones and eyeshadow to your eyelids. Avoid mauves or pinks as they’ll only draw attention to red spots.

Our picks: Dermablend Setting Powder by Vichy, Dream Bouncy Blush (in Coffee Cake) by Maybelline.

Our picks

Compact Setting Powder, 10 g
Dermablend Professional

Compact Setting Powder, 10 g

This compact setting powder, formulated with a silky micronized powder, locks in makeup to ensure smudge-resistance and enhances wearability for up to 16 hours of consistent color wear.

Good to know: It’s important to avoid transferring bacteria to your face. Err on the side of caution—keep hand sanitizer and makeup brush cleanser in your cosmetic bag and make sure your hands and brushes are always clean.

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Makeup for acne-prone skin

If you suffer from acne or visible scars, you know how important your makeup routine is. We’ve put together a list of products and tips that are sure to make you look (and feel) fabulous in no time! 
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