|None of these products were gifted.
When you have textured or porous skin, as much as you might want to use them, dewy or highlighting products are not really your friend and there are times that we all suffer from some texture issues, whether due to blemishes, reactions to products or just age! I have a post here, which details the skincare products that are excellent in helping to deal with textured skin but today's post is all about the best makeup products to use on days when you want to hide or, at least blur, areas of texture.
Cover FX Gripping Primer: I know that a lot of people would recommend pore filling primers, and they would be right in doing so but this gripping primer fills pores and areas of texture to create a very even base for any foundation. What's really important is that you pat this in rather than just rubbing all over the face in the way you might do with other primers - this ensures that pores are filled and no matter what foundation you apply over this, it will.not.budge until you remove it! Well worth the money as a little goes a long way.
By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation: There's no doubting that this is an expensive foundation (although my LYMIN code is still working for 20% discount on Look Fantastic, it will be reducing to 15% soon) This glides over pores, scars and fine lines to give the skin a flawless look but it also gives the skin a healthy look - not flat matte, not glowy - just healthy. It's lightweight, doesn't settle into lines and just gives the skin an airbrushed look.
Shiseido Synchro Skin Foundation: Another foundation that you can save 20% on by using my LYMIN code on Look Fantastic. This foundation is oil-free, yet isn't drying, it contains SPF30 and is waterproof so this would be ideal for holidays or hot days where you still want to wear some makeup. It has a very natural-looking demi-matte finish with medium coverage and it self-refreshes throughout the day so it always looks fresh. It doesn't settle into any areas of texture and is a great option if you like a natural look.
Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation: Another demi-matte finish foundation with medium, but buildable coverage. This foundation doesn't highlight any porous, textured or lined areas. Instead, it just glides over them and gives a very long-lasting finish and applies equally well with fingers, a brush or a beauty sponge. It would be ideal for special occasions or long days as it's budgeproof but, to be honest, all three foundations mentioned here would work really well for long days of makeup wearing!
bareMinerals barePro 16 Hour Concealer Cream: A matte concealer is essential when trying to cover textured skin and what is particularly great about this one is the creamy texture. It gives full coverage, blends into skin seamlessly and easily and stays budgeproof until it's removed. It's matte without being flat or heavy - a seriously great concealer. Again, save 20% on this on Look Fantastic using the code LYMIN.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder: To finish things and set everything in place, there can only be one powder because it gives the skin a very polished and poreless look. Skin doesn't look flat matte - it just looks perfected and it glides over any pores or fine lines. It's a powder that I think everyone would love and should have in their collection.
Have you tried any of these? I'd love to hear your thoughts and your favourites?
Thanks for reading!