When you have rosacea, finding the right make-up can be twice as tricky. Depending on which sub-type (or types) you have, you’ll want something that can cover redness or skim over texture, all while remaining gentle enough not to make your delicate complexion more inflamed.
It’s a fine balancing act, and there are surprisingly few products that are truly up to the task. Despite the commonality of rosacea (it’s believed 10% of us have the chronic condition, but that figure doesn’t take into account all the undiagnosed cases out there), there are relatively few brands that place rosacea-prone skin types at the forefront of their formulations.
What’s more, lots of brands still believe that rosacea-prone make-up wearers simply want something heavy enough to mask their redness in entirety. Of course, sometimes this can be true – camouflaging a flare-up does deliver a quick confidence boost – but it can be revolutionary to work with, not against your aesthetic rosacea symptoms.
A gentle, dewy highlight or bold red lipstick looks beautiful on any skin tone, regardless of your degree of redness or texture. Here, make-up artists, influencers and beauty editors share the one product they’ve found to help them calm, camouflage or complement rosacea-prone skin.
The Best Make-Up For Rosacea, According To Those Who Really Know
Rose Gallagher, Make-Up Artist
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream
Neil Young, Make-Up Artist
Charlotte Tilbury Invisible UV Flawless Poreless Primer
James Molloy, Make-Up Artist
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
‘When working with more defined redness I will use a green corrector: but avoid anything that is too pigmented. I prefer a gentle mint that still corrects but doesn’t completely kill the skin tone.’
Lex Gillies, Rosacea Advocate and Skin Positivity Campaigner
Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint
Natali Kelly, Aesthetic Practitioner
Oxygenetix Oxygenating Breathable Foundation
Joy Adenuga, Make-Up Artist
No7 Airbrush Away Colour Balancing Primer
Mira Parmar, Make-Up Artist
Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment
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