Applying foundation to skin prone to redness

If your skin suffers from redness or unevenness, you’ll need a foundation that offers f

If your skin suffers from redness or unevenness, you’ll need a foundation that offers full coverage while giving a natural finish. Follow our expert tips for a flawless complexion, every time.

Applying foundation to skin prone to redness
Applying foundation to skin prone to redness

Foundation tips for disguising redness

Choosing the right foundation shade is difficult at the best of times, but what to do when your skin tone is uneven or suffers from redness? If, like many women, you struggle with redness around the cheeks, nose and mouth, using a high-coverage concealer that matches your skin tone will help to even things out. If you’re looking to correct large patches of uneven skin tone or all-over redness, you can also opt for a colour corrector to be worn under your concealer or foundation. This will act as a base for a full face of makeup.

Whether you’re looking to correct specific areas of redness or even out your whole complexion, understanding your skin’s undertones is the key to finding your perfect match and avoiding a mask-like finish. And don’t forget to blend, blend, blend, particularly around the neck and temples!


Foundation ingredients and formulations for skin prone to redness

If you struggle with discoloration you’ll want to look for a high-coverage foundation that offers a natural finish. Choose products that are rich in pigment and opt for long-wear formulas to avoid touchups. Dermablend’s Corrective Fluid Foundation is formulated both with 25% pigment concentration and holds for up to 16 hours – the perfect answer! If you suffer from redness linked to imperfections, look for products containing mattifying ingredients to help reduce excess oil such as Vichy DERMABLEND [3D Correction] Foundation, which has a lightweight texture that blends effortlessly into skin. The high coverage foundation is ideal for oily, acne-prone skin as it evens out a bumpy skin texture and has the added bonus of an SPF 25 to help protect the skin from environmental aggressors.

If you prefer a powder foundation then Dermablend’s Covermatte Compact Powder Foundation 12HR, comes in a handy compact and provides a non-cakey, fresh-looking finish. Both foundations offer full buildable coverage that is long lasting and corrective for a smooth, fresh, shine-free finish. Moreover, imperfections are decreased by up to 60% after 4 weeks of daily use, with a formula enriched with active dermatological ingredients including salicylic acid, so the appearance of pores is reduced and skin texture looks improved.

Sensitive skin may also suffer from redness as a result of irritation or stress, so it’s important to make sure your chosen formula has been tested on sensitive skin to avoid triggering a reaction.

All of the Dermablend products are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and suitable for sensitive skin, so whatever your skin type and skin concern there is a product for you!