As I have mentioned many times, I have suffered with acne and bad skin for a good few years now. My breakouts haven’t been as bad lately, but I still have the odd breakout, and a whole bunch of scars from old ones that I want to cover up. This series of posts will be about how I deal with acne, acne can really knock your confidence, and I know what it’s like to not want to leave the house because of it, or have breakouts so painful that I can’t sleep. I hope you find these posts useful.
Now if your suffering from acne or the pigmentation it often leaves behind, the chances are your a big fan of concealer. I have tried a lot of different concealers, from cheap to quite pricey and both solid and liquid formulas.
MAC Studio Finish is a solid concealer which is full coverage, and will cover pretty much anything. As with all MAC concealers it comes in a great range of shades and undertones, it also has an SPF of 35 – great if you suffer with pigmentation.
I’ve recently switched to using lighter coverage foundations – namely Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, so I really need my concealer to work hard and stay put all day. I find with Studio Finish so long as it has been set properly with powder it won’t budge, smudge or fade.
I apply this with my Real Techniques Detailer Brush, and pat it on to the skin, and then buff the edges with a Sigma P80 (the flat top mini kabuki) and then pat some powder on top using a powder puff. When using concealer I find it is a lot better to use a Powder Puff with your powder, rather than a brush, as a brush will move the concealer. I pat a generous amount of powder on the areas I have concealed and the get rid of any excess using a Japonesque Powder Brush.
I really like this concealer, it never feels heavy on my skin, and it hasn’t broke me out. I find it really reliable, and know it will cover whatever I throw at it!
Do you suffer with acne? How do you cope with it?
MAC Studio Finish Concealer is available in store or online and costs £13.50