Struggling with rosacea is no fun, and finding makeup to cover and conceal redness can be such a pain. Heavy full-coverage foundations will usually cover redness, but may leave your skin looking and feeling weighted down — and may even cause irritation to the skin. Lighter coverage foundations may feel better, but will often leave some of that red poking through.
We love BB and CC creams when wanting to cover rosacea. These products are made for skin that has some “imperfections” and will nourish your skin while wearing it.
What are BB + CC Creams and how do you apply?
BB creams are “blemish balms” or “beauty balms” and will hydrate and protect your skin while also correcting imperfections. This means your rosacea will be covered without irritating your skin.
Similarly, CC creams or “color correcting” creams will help to minimize the redness and even the texture of the skin.
To effectively cover rosacea using BB and CC creams, start with clean, moisturized skin. Begin with color correction using a green primer or concealer for redness. Opt for a light to medium-coverage BB or CC cream formulated for sensitive skin. Apply a thin layer using a makeup sponge, brush, or fingers, gently blending without rubbing. Consider adding concealer for extra coverage, then set it with translucent powder. Use cream-based products for a natural finish, and assess the result in natural light. Be mindful of triggers and consult a dermatologist for severe rosacea concerns.
Redhead-Approved BB and CC Creams We Recommend:
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