How To Apply Makeup To Acne Prone Skin: Benefits, How To Use & More

Written by Kinnari AsharApr 24, 2024
How to Apply Makeup to Acne Prone Skin: Benefits, How to Use & More

One of the biggest fears of people with acne-prone skin is applying makeup! It’s not the makeup products they fear but the impact it might have on their skin that scares them. Applying makeup that’s heavy or loaded with harsh chemicals can wreak havoc on the skin. But that’s not all. There are several factors, which, if not taken care of, several factors can trigger breakouts or irritate your skin. To help you navigate the hurdles of applying makeup on sensitive skin, we’re listing down some easy tips that are sure to help. Scroll down to read about five simple tips for applying makeup for acne prone skin.

Tips on How to Apply Makeup for Acne Prone Skin


1. Make primer your BFF

Always remove your makeup at the end of the day

It is important to apply primer before applying makeup, especially if you have acne-prone skin. This not just helps the makeup stay longer but also smoothes out your pores. Make sure to pick a nice mattifying primer like the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer. This primer softens your blemishes, gives you an even tone and makes your skin smooth for the base to blend in easily. It gives a matte finish to your face and is extremely lightweight and waterproof. 


2. Steer clear of oil-based, heavy foundation

Always remove your makeup at the end of the day

Picking the right foundation is super important while applying makeup on acne-prone skin. Go for a matte, oil-free foundation like the Lakmé 9to5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation that is light on our skin and blends easily. It gives you medium to high coverage and comes with SPF 20 that gives you a natural-looking matte finish and protects it against sun damage too. 


3. Always use clean makeup brushes and sponges

Always remove your makeup at the end of the day

It is super important to remember that you NEVER share your makeup brushes with anyone or use dirty sponges or brushes. Unwashed makeup brushes and sponges serve as the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which can wreak havoc on your skin and aggravate irritation or breakouts. So, make sure you clean your makeup brushes after every use and never share them with anyone. 


4. Use a colour corrector

Always remove your makeup at the end of the day

Acne can cause redness, scars and discolouration on your face; that’s where colour correctors come to the rescue. Before dabbing on foundation and concealers, use a green colour corrector to conceal and neutralise the scar or redness. This makes sure your makeup doesn’t appear cakey, or you don’t end up putting more than needed foundation on your face. 


5. Always remove your makeup at the end of the day

Always remove your makeup at the end of the day

Lastly, always remember to take off your makeup with Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water to ensure your skin is makeup, dirt and oil-free before you hit the bed. The Simple micellar water removes tough makeup instantly and is very gentle on your skin as it has no alcohol, artificial perfume or colour in it. Enriched with glycol (nourishes), hexylene (eliminates impurities), vitamin B3 (smoothens), vitamin B (purifies), vitamin C (prevents dryness), and triple purified water (hydrates), it gets rid of impurities while leaving your skin hydrated and supple. What we love is that this clean micellar cleansing water is non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested - so you don’t have to worry about anything! 

FAQs about Makeup for Acne Prone Skin   

Can I wear makeup if my skin is acne-prone? 

Acne-prone can be sensitive so you may experience acne and breakouts by using certain products such as foundations and concealers. But you can use non-comedogenic products that do not clog pores on acne-prone skin. 

Is primer effective against acne? 

It is best to use a primer that is non-comedogenic if you have acne-prone skin. This lowers the likelihood of acne developing because they prevent pores from becoming clogged. Additionally, they prolong the life of your makeup. 

Which is better for acne, powder or liquid makeup? 

Powder makeup is ideal for acne-prone skin over liquid makeup. Powder makeup products have larger pigment particles and hence are less likely to clog pores.

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