rosacea + me

This is a bit of a different post from me today, but hopefully a helpful one. I suffer slightly from a condition called rosacea on my face. Now those of you that don’t know rosacea is a a permanent flushed kind of red look that appears across the face. Some people get it worse than others with pimples and soreness although I just have an extremely red face. I mean all over, chin, cheeks, nose the lot! Different things seems to make my face worse like alcohol and sun, so on holiday this is usually a killer for me. I have also heard that some foods can affect redness on some people too. Although there is no cure for rosacea, I am going to show you how I manage to cover mine up hopefully helping anybody else who suffers too! (I understand not everyone wants to cover their redness up, as this is who we are..but I just like to tone mine down slightly! :))

Here is what I use on a daily basis…

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This is my face without makeup on at all. If you was to tell me a year ago I was going to put my makeup-less face on this blog I would have absolutely laughed in your face but I really don’t feel you would get the full effect if I didn’ here it goes! Today my face didn’t actually look as red as normal..typical! You can see around my nose is still pretty red though.
The first thing I do after washing is put l’oreal anti redness primer over my face. If you suffer from rosacea or just redness in general anything green based is amazing as it counteracts the red. I have found with normal primers the red still shows through and the foundation has a really orange tint to it. This primer works like a dream, I would recommend it to anyone! I also use SEVENTEEN even tone corrector stick to target any darker areas too. You can see that the redness starts to calm down slightly too once this has been put on.
Once I have done this, I start applying foundation as normal. I use MAC studio sculpt as it can be layered up depending on the thickness that I need. It’s good for days that I need to really cover up and days that I only need a slight tint as I just apply in layers. I also use SEVENTEEN hide away concealer cream to hide any circles or blemishes that I have too.
As you can see any signs of redness have been covered and this is literally the base that I do everyday that is built upon depending on the look I am going for.
I hope this post has helped anybody who suffers from redness as I didn’t know what to do for years before I started experimenting with make up properly. Basically the moral of this really long post is to try anything green based as it really does counteract the redness.
If you have any tips or tricks too, please feel free to leave them in the comments! 




    • August 5, 2013 / 9:44 pm

      Awww thankyou so much sweet! *blushes*

  1. August 27, 2013 / 8:17 am

    Your skin looks perfect without makeup! I have a feeling I might have rosacea too, my cheeks are definitely more red than yours and my face flushes up bright red really easily I hate it, it doesn't help that I'm soo pale so shows really easily too. I have the Loreal green primer too and I agree it's amazing, will definitely check out Mac Studio Sculpt hopefully it works for me too 🙂 Really helpful post! x

    • August 29, 2013 / 8:09 pm

      Honestly, my face is normally much redder than this, I must have just been having a good day haha!
      The primer and foundation really work for me, so hopefully they will work for you too!

  2. August 27, 2013 / 8:58 pm

    So glad I found this post, I must try that primer out! I suffer from awful redness just below my cheeks and use Mac Studio Sculpt too. On bad days I use Revlon Colourstay concealer under the foundation. I have also started using the Avene Redness Relief cream which is green. Also, I use Avene thermal water after cleansing to calm my skin down and that has really helped the most. It balances out tap water nasty's that can irritate the skin.

    Kelsey xx

    • August 29, 2013 / 8:11 pm

      Green is definitely the go-to colour to balance out any redness!
      I have never heard of Avene before, I will look into it!
      Thankyou for your comment, its very helpful!

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