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The Ultimate Redness-Covering Routine

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Words by Lisa Marie Corso

Originally published on | June 19

There are many causes of a flushed face, from extreme dryness to breakouts and irritation.

But with the right products – and a touch of technique – you don’t need to be a pro makeup artist to cover facial redness. Treating your sensitive skin with compassion while using products that specifically address your skin type will always yield the best results.

So, if you’re looking to reduce the appearance of facial redness, achieve a more even-looking tone and, as a bonus, nail a fresh-faced makeup look, hit play.

Soothe and neutralise your skin

1. Kindness is golden, especially when it comes to your skin. Start by soothing your sensitive skin with the REN Clean Skincare Evercalm™ Redness Relief Serum. To apply, gently press all over your cleansed face.

2. Next, use the Dr.Jart+ Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment. Focus on particularly red areas and massage into the skin, working your way outwards. This green-to-beige corrector neutralises redness in one swift swipe.

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Customise your coverage

3. For an extra level of coverage, apply Too Faced Born This Way Foundation and blend with the MECCA MAX Beauty Bullet Flawless Sphere for a smooth, even finish.

4. Some areas require that little bit of extra coverage. The NARS Soft Matte Concealer is a MECCA must-have and works wonderfully to spot-conceal red blemishes (and brighten under the eyes). This is best applied straight from the pot with the NARS #40 Multi-Use Precision Brush.

5. Bring everything together with a layer of Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder, particularly focusing on areas where you’ve added concealer.

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For that fresh-faced look

6. Congratulations, your base level of coverage is complete! Time for the finishing touches. Highlight your cheekbones with Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wand in ‘Pink Pop’. Apply a few dots at the high points of your cheeks and dab gently into the skin with your fingers for a subtle peachy stain.

7. For the eyes, we used Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes in ‘E117 Mint Green’, By Terry Crayon Blackstar in ‘Bronze Generation’ as an eyeliner, and Kevyn Aucion The Volume Mascara for lashes with depth.

8. The final step? Polite Society Polite Pout Glossy Lip Balm in ‘Strawberry Glaze’ – a shade so lovely, you’ll find almost any excuse to wear it.

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