Covering Up Facial Redness In 3 Easy Steps

April 29, 2021 2 min read

covering up facial redness in 3 easy steps!

Almost everyone suffers from a bit of facial redness now and again.

Whether you are a sensitive, fair-skinned red head with splotchiness, or have rosacea, acne or even a sunburn, sometimes, no matter what we do to alleviate red tones in our skin, they stubbornly persist.

What To Do About Facial Redness

The color wheel to the rescue.

color wheel

Green is opposite to red on the color wheel, and so, when green is applied to your skin on your red areas, it will almost magically neutralize the nasty red devil! 

In fact, according to the National Rosacea Society, green-tinted bases have the ability to even out skin tones and hide redness exceptionally well.

"I recently had a facial laser procedure, laser resurfacing, that left my skin very red. Like, really red. For months. I was told to use a popular creamy green Korean makeup to cover the redness. That product didn’t work at all for me - it kept separating and looked splotchy. I asked Lisa about her green concealer and after some trial and error, it worked really well for me. I mixed about 1 part green concealer to 3 parts foundation (in my Neutral 2 color). I then applied it with a damp sponge. This covered the redness enough that I could get away with zoom calls and errands. I would reapply frequently. Depending on what other products you put on in addition, like healing balms or sunscreen, you may need more trial and error. But this SBM green concealer definitely saved me from many moments of post-procedure embarrassment!"Alicia K. 

Simple Beauty Minerals Green Color Correctoris truly amazing.

3 Steps To Conceal Redness

  1. Simply shake a dash of the Green powder corrector into the lid, swirl your concealer brush (or your finger, remember these are pure minerals and thus can-not collect bacteria) into the powder, tap of excess back into the lid and press into any of those red areas you wish to cover. Apply a second layer as needed. You will appear a bit green, a-la-Halloween, but not to worry, your foundation (your next step) will cover up your Frankenstein look! 
  2. Apply foundation and the rest of your look as you wish, and you are now free of red.
  3. Finish your look (after foundation and blush/bronzer) with a yellow-based powder, such as Warm Matte Finish. The yellow of the powder further conceals the redness on the face. Dust the powder in an even layer over the entire face with a large fluffy brush. 

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