Gentle Makeup Tips For Redness-Prone Skin

For those dealing with redness and sensitive skin, applying makeup can be a challenge. However, with the right techniques and products, you can enhance your natural beauty while effectively concealing redness. Whilst we only offer skincare, we speak to hundreds of customers with redness each week which has given us a good understanding of makeup techniques that complement and enhance our skincare regimen. Here are some gentle makeup tips tailored for redness-prone skin:

1. Prep with Care with a hydrating moisturiser:

Before applying makeup, ensure your skin is well-hydrated and properly moisturised. Use a gentle, calming moisturiser suitable for sensitive skin to create a smooth base.
We recommend our Green Tea Infused Hydrating Moisturiser which utilises vegan hyaluronic acid and desert lime to enhance hydration, whilst also incorporating green tea to soothe redness and inflammation.


2. Consider a Green-Tinted Primer

Consider a primer specifically designed to neutralise redness. Green-tinted primers can help counteract redness before applying foundation.

3. Choose the Right Foundation:

Opt for foundations formulated for sensitive skin. Look for non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic options. Consider mineral-based or liquid foundations with buildable coverage to avoid irritating the skin while effectively concealing redness.

4. Application Technique Matters:

Use a makeup sponge or a soft, dense brush for applying foundation. Gently dab or stipple the product onto the skin instead of rubbing or buffing vigorously. Layer the foundation lightly to achieve the desired coverage without caking or emphasising redness.

5. Conceal Strategically:

For targeted red areas like cheeks or around the nose, use a creamy, green-toned concealer. Apply it sparingly on the red patches and blend it gently into the skin using a small brush or your fingertips. Ensure the concealer blends seamlessly with the foundation for a natural look.

6. Avoid Heavy Powders:

Minimise the use of heavy setting powders, especially those with talc, as they can exacerbate redness and dry out the skin. If needed, opt for a translucent, finely-milled powder and use it sparingly to set the makeup.

7. Blush and Bronzer Choices:

When selecting blush or bronzer, opt for peachy or neutral tones over highly pigmented shades. Apply these products with a light hand to avoid overwhelming the skin. Cream-based blushes or bronzers are often gentler and blend more seamlessly.

8. Mindful Removal:

At the end of the day, remove makeup gently using a hypoallergenic makeup remover or micellar water. Avoid harsh rubbing or tugging on the skin, as this can worsen redness and sensitivity.

9. Patch Test New Products:

Before incorporating new makeup products into your routine, perform a patch test on a small area of your skin to check for any adverse reactions or irritation.

Gentle makeup application for redness-prone skin involves selecting products that are gentle, non-irritating, and specially formulated for sensitive skin. With these tips, you can confidently manage redness while achieving a flawless, natural-looking makeup finish.