I started off sugary, sweet and very saturated, now that I have lost all those qualities I'm left with something which starts to look a little more like me. It's a never-ending process of change.
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Friday, 21 June 2013

SOS Makeup

 SOS = Spots, oh spots.. we all hate them, and we all get them (some more often, some less often).
Lately my forehead has transformed itself into a battlefield, and trust me the blood has been shed. Of course the main thing is to work with the right skincare, but also with the right make-up.
 Since I'm suffering with massive war happening on my forehead as we speak, I though why not show you what make-up I use whilst dealing with blemishes. 

 As mentioned be sure to use overnight skincare, which will help to calm the skin down. Depending on the skin type and what kind of blemish you're trying to fight the choice of the right products obviously is going to vary. I'm not going to go into the anti-blemish skincare right now, I'll just mention what am I using just before applying the make-up. To start off with I begin with spraying Tea Tree Water (https://www.lush.co.uk/product/403/250g-Tea-Tree-Toner-Water)directly into my face, it's a great natural antiseptic, which calms affected skin down, then I go ahead and apply a thin layer of Effaclar Duo by La Roche-Posay (http://www.boots.com/en/La-Roche-Posay-Effaclar-Duo-40ml_1002787/), I really feel like it works on my skin, when it comes to fighting the spots. Once this dry out I'm ready for make-up! 

 Okay let's bring all the informations together: my skin is irritated, I have a spot battle happening on my forehead and a lot of redness around the face to top it off, what should I use to cover it without making it worse? Seeing as I'm having such a great conversation with myself I'll go ahead and answer it, I'd use something with light texture, dewy finish, very moisturising and packed with vitamins.. oh and something that won't break me out - has to be Bobbi Brown's Tinted Moisturising Balm (http://www.bobbibrown.co.uk/product/2566/7350/Skincare/EXTRA/Tinted/EXTRA-SPF-25-Tinted-Moisturizing-Balm/Award-Winner/index.tmpl), although it's not a product designed to fight blemishes, for me it works amazing! Once I've applied this with my clean fingertips I move right along to the concealer.

 To brighten up my under-eyes, corners of my eyes and lips and the bridge of the nose I've used Dream Lumi Touch by Meybelline (http://www.boots.com/en/Maybelline-Dream-Touch-Lumi-Concealer_1189607/). To cover up the worse "volcanoes" of the land named Forehead I've used the concealer I've featured in my latest favourites Revlon Photo Ready Concealer (http://www.boots.com/en/Revlon-PhotoReady-Concealer_1208678/).
I only dot it ever so slightly to tone down the redness, there's nothing I can do about the texture of the spots, because naturally they're going to be bulging.
Just to lock lock it all in I've used it literally the tiniest amount of powder ever, which I've applied on my t-zone, under the eyes and where I've applied concealer.

 Base = done. To give my skin some dimension and colour I've popped up a little bit Nars Multiple in Orgasm (http://www.narscosmetics.co.uk/color/cheeks/multi-use/the-multiple/orgasm) at the apples of my cheeks and added some Solar Powder by Soap&Glory for the contour (http://www.boots.com/en/Soap-Glory-8482-Solar-Powder-8482-Bronzo-9g_1238296/) finishing off with Benefit's High Beam on the bridge of my nose, cupid's bone and of course tops of the cheek bones (http://www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk/product/view/high-beam).

 If you're wondering what I've used and how I filled my eyebrows in read here: http://clooudylemonade.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/hd-brows-eye-and-brow-palette.html

 Then of course I've finished the rest of my eye-makeup as I normally would and applied lipstick (Mac Pure Zen http://clooudylemonade.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/mac-lipsticks-7-pure-zen.html) & lipgloss.

 Of course the most important point is to find foundation/ tinted moisturiser/ bb cream or any base really, which will be light, won't irritate your skin and which will provide you with desired coverage without making your skin feel heavy or look cakey. I'll be sure to hunt for more blemish friendly make-up products!
Be sure to let me know in the comments section below what works best for you when it comes down to wearing make-up whilst dealing with break-outs.

Cloud x


  1. My Tea Tree concealer from The Body Shop is my default concealer whenever I have zits.

  2. Hi Cloud
    Your blog is cool & your personality shines through it!
    I'd be careful with the tea tree though and here's why. Tea tree is drying out the skin. You might think this is a good idea as you are applying specifically on pimple problem skin however, when the skin feels dry its automatic and natural reaction is to hydrate it again. Now, how does it do that? Well, it produces natural oils again and so, the cycle starts all over again. As your skin works overtime to produce oils to nourish the dry area the oil produces pimples and so on. A bit of a vicious cycle. Also, dewy or any foundation product with shiney finish only draws more attention to problem skin and spots. A matt finish is much better for this sort of skin. Best of luck with the blog. You have some serious passion. Backed up by some serious research I think you could take cyber world by storm! xoxo

    1. Firs of all what an amazing comment! So informative and well written, I'll certainly take into account every word of wisdom you've shared here. Just to back myself up a little: whenever I get spots my skin tends to get quite oily in those areas so tea-tree water works really gently for me balancing the oils out; and the reason I'm going for a base with dewy finish is, because I like to let my skin that isn't affected breathe, I always apply extra concealer, which has a matte finish so that when it's paired up with a light base it works together really well and effective.

      Thank you so much, and of please please stay in touch!
      Cloud x

    2. Oh, I see! Smart cookie :)
      Am following you on Instagram :)
      Best wishes
      Melly x

  3. You asked me in IG to check out your blog, well I did! I really like it a lot! Keep up the good work! If you wanna check out my blog, that I keep with my sister, feel free! Only I think you won't understand it, as it's written in dutch, cause I'm from holland/ the netherlands! But you can still always look at the pics! This os the site: www.relove.nl. And I would really appriciate if you would take a look and leave a message!


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