Personal Shopper: Anti-Redness Makeup and Skin Care for Caty

Caty wrote, "I love your personal shopper sections for clothing, but do you take skincare requests as well? I have fair skin and, if I do say so myself, it is beautiful everywhere... except on my face. I struggle with my uneven complexion like no other. I don't have rosacea, but I always look flushed. The problem ares: my cheeks and both sides of my nose. Do you have any skincare/foundation suggestions that might help even out the redness in my face? Please help!"

Caty, I'm the same. I have skin so fair it blinds passersby, even in summer, and naturally occurring redness in the same spots on my face. I've rounded up a few favorite redness-reducing lotions/cleansers, plus some concealers and makeup. You can either use yellow- or green-tinted concealer to reduce redness, but I find yellow easier to blend. Unless you're a makeup artist used to blending & layering, green has a tendency to make you look vaguely nauseated! Mineral foundation will also be great for evening skin tone and reducing irritants that can redden skin further.

1 - Skyn Iceland Antioxidant Calming Serum ($52 on sale)

2 - Clinique Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Powder ($33)

3 - Clinique Redness Solutions Redness Regimen ($45)

4 - DermaDoctor Calm Cool & Corrected Cream ($85)

5 - Tarte At Ease Micronized Clay Calming Concealer ($30)

6 - Murad Redness Therapy Recovery Treatment Gel ($50)

7 - Make Up For Ever Camouflage Cream ($18)

8 - Bare EscentualsĀ® RareMinerals Skin Revival Treatment ($60)

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Posted on 07.16.10 at 10:16 AM

Jane Iredale is still the best


Posted on 07.16.10 at 10:27 AM

Thank you so much! My shopping cart is already filling up with these products. I cannot wait to have a pretty complexion!

One Ring to Rule Them All

Posted on 07.16.10 at 11:15 AM

Awesome! Glad to help. :D

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Laura V

Posted on 07.18.10 at 12:42 PM

I personally use the Smashbox green color-correcting primer. Never've had any problems blending it. Looooooooove. (It's cheaper to buy it in the half-oz. size -- 2 half-ozs is cheaper than one full oz. Weird.)


Posted on 07.19.10 at 10:30 AM

I would recommend Avene Redness Relief Cream. I use it as my daily moisturizer as it has 25 spf as well.

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