How I cover facial eczema…

Eczema in general is a douche bag but it’s an even bigger one when it’s on your face. That’s where people look first, that’s the only part of your body you can’t fully cover up without looking like you’re going to burgle someone’s house, it’s rubbish. As I have said in previous posts, the eczema on my body has been pretty much non existent in the last few month but it bloody loves my face! Most of the time when I’m at home or just popping out I won’t attempt to cover my facial eczema up but I can’t do this when I go to work. I know I really shouldn’t care but I do and I know a lot of you feel the same so I thought I would share a few products and tips on how I get around this…

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  • No7 Airbrush Away-Colour Balancing Primer.

First of all, it’s all about the base (buttery biscuit base). Sorry, I really couldn’t help myself with that one! Get the base right and makeup will sit nicely and stay on all day. After moisturising I will apply this primer and let it dry for a couple of minutes so that it’ll act as a blank canvas for the foundation. This one is especially good for redness because the colour correcting green balances everything out. It is also hypoallergenic yaaaaasssssss give me all the hypoallergenic things!

  • Bourjois 123 Perfect.

This foundation has 3 correcting pigments in it. Yellow for dark circles, purple for dull complexions and green for redness. Literally everything I need! I’m a big fan of colour correcting and this foundation is great. It has a medium coverage to it, which I prefer over full coverage foundation because it doesn’t clog your skin up and it lets it breathe. It also promises 16 hour wear, which is what I like to hear because I forget to take makeup with me for touch ups every single time I leave the house!

  • Laura Mercier Foundation Primer-Radiance.

I know this is a primer but I put this on after my foundation because it gives a nice dewy natural glow. Sometimes, I find that my face needs a bit of life putting into it so I just blend a bit on my cheekbones, temples and nose when my foundation is still a bit wet. Give me the healthy gloooowwwwww even if it’s fake!

  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer.

The coverage you get with this concealer is insane! Like the foundation, this promises 16 hour wear but I deffo think it could stay on for longer! This stuff has a creamy consistency that blends really easily, a little goes a long way and it covers any red skin really naturally. My favourite thing to do when I have a pretty bad patch of eczema to cover is to put the concealer on, wait a few minutes for it to slightly dry and then blend with my fingers. As the concealer dries it goes a bit tacky, which gives more coverage to any redness. My FAV concealer ever!

  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Concealer.

This is the concealer to bring out if things are really really bad! This stuff is thick and really high coverage. I especially like using this mixed with a bit of facial oil so that it keeps my skin completely covered yet hydrated throughout the day. Like the Collection concealer, I mainly like to blend this out with my fingers because you can manipulate it into place better and the warmness of your hands makes you get a natural finish.

At the moment, my face is doing pretty good, it has really cleared up in the last week and I’m able to wear minimal makeup day to day but I always find that it’s nice to know there are products out there that can help when things get bad. If you have any product recommendations or technique suggestions for eczema prone skin then please DM me on Instagram as you know I love trying out new things!

I got the colour correcting primer, foundation and both concealers from Boots. The Laura Mercier primer was from a Birchbox but you can pick it up in John Lewis or on the Feel Unique website.

 

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