Makeup Tutorial: 4 Steps to Cover Up Rosacea

cover up rosacea

In this makeup tutorial, Vancouver makeup artist, Lucinda Holland, shows us “4 Steps to cover up rosacea” to help those with this condition feel more self-assured.

Lucinda herself has mild rosacea with some redness on the cheeks and blemishes on the forehead and chin. She added some more redness to her cheeks and set this in place at the start for the purposes of this tutorial.

Step 1: Apply a primer.

cover up rosacea step1
cover up rosacea step1

After cleansing and moisturizing, apply a primer to provide a barrier between your skin and the makeup. “This is important as many people with rosacea have very sensitive skin. The primer will also help set your makeup in place,” adds Lucinda.

How: Dot the primer onto major areas of the face and spread with a wide, soft stipple brush.

Step 2: Use a green concealer

cover up rosacea

“A green concealer will help to mask out the redness,” she says. Look for a pale green or mint coloured concealer (nothing too dark).

cover up rosacea
cover up rosacea

How: Apply gently in lines drawn over the redness. Blend with your finger or a soft sponge.

TIP: Got broken blood vessels, red bumps or pimples caused by rosacea?

“By using a camouflage brush, you can apply the green concealer to other areas of concern – the corners of the nose to cover broken blood vessels, or to blemishes to reduce the appearance of redness,” Lucinda says.

Step 3: Apply foundation

cover up rosacea

“Choose a foundation with a little yellow to further conceal the redness,” Lucinda advises.

How: Dot the foundation onto major areas of the face. Blend with a medium width, soft brush or a stipple brush.

Step 4: Set with a powder.

cover up rosacea

“If you have oily skin, you can use a pressed powder. Go with a loose powder if you have dry skin,” she recommends.

How: Apply with a wide, soft powder brush or a kabuki brush.

cover up rosacea

And the final look… no more rosacea redness or blemishes!


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