Full Coverage Foundation Before & After

While my hormonal acne has caused me much duress, it has also made me better at applying my makeup and at dealing with all types of skin.  Bad for me, good for all of you.  It’s not exactly a comfortable thing to be in front of the camera with no makeup on, but I figured I had to show you guys how I’ve been dealing with my acne and its accompanying scars. I know that some people have better skin than I do, and that others are suffering from acne much worse than mine. However, I hope that no matter what, you find this tutorial helpful!

Products mentioned:
Arbonne Makeup Primer

Estee Lauder Idealist Illuminator
L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation (W3)
L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer (W1-2-3)
L’Oreal True Match Powder (W3)
Arbonne Sheer Pressed Powder (Light)
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Tools mentioned:
Sigma F60 Foundation Brush

Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush
Sigma F30 Large Powder Brush

On me:
Sigma Eye Shadow Base (Persuade)

Sigma Eye Shadow Base Kit (Bare)
Urban Decay Naked2 Palette
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Eye Liner (Brown)
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner (Brown)
L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara
ybf Auto Eyebrow Pencil
Arbonne Blush (Taffeta)
Benefit Dallas
Model Co. Lipgloss (Showgirl Red)
Maybelline Color Show (Green with Envy)

“Girl” by Karl Morgan

Before Foundation

I realize now that I should’ve taken these photos from the side rather than straight on because my acne has made a home along my jawline and chin, which you can’t see too well here.  So this picture is a LIE because it makes my skin look better than it really is.  Good thing the video doesn’t lie.  You can see those acne scars nice and clear in that HD footage.

After Foundation

I truly am amazed by the number of compliments I get on my skin and my complexion when I follow this routine.  I kind of want to laugh because in my head I’m thinking, “Oh man..you have no idea what lies beneath the makeup.”  But I think that just speaks volumes to the effectiveness of this particular foundation routine and the products themselves!

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s write up of my L’Oreal True Match collection.  I was going to say something about it here, but since it’s really helped me cope with my acne issues, I think it deserves a post of its own.

Best & Blessings,