I was wondering what others have used to hide the redness of rosacea, especially during a flush. I was using Sunforgettable, ideal shade, but it didn't seem to hide the red very well.
I do like it as a make-up, love the fact it has SPF 30 but I also noticed it has the bismuth ingredient that is not good for rosacea.
I recently switched to Jane Iredale, pressed powder mineral make-up (lower SPF but bismuth free) It was recommended I get Bisque , more yellow undertones to hide redness.
I tried it this past weekend, seems to agree w/ my skin. Jury is still out if this is the right shade, it kind of makes me look a little pale (not in a good way) I suppose I could add a bronzer for summer to give it more color.
It covered pretty good until I had my usual afternoon flush, then the redness came out like it always does. I am reluctant to to do a touch-up when I get a flush - sure, I could hide the redness but the texture of my skin becomes awful and that is when it is the oiliest - it looks inflamed, bumps start coming out, lines show up, pores look huge...very ugly! I just don't know if make-up is going to make it look any better or if it will just look like so obvious that I am covering an inflamed mess. Also, it seems anything I put on my face during a flush tends to make it worse. I have gently blotted my face w/ a tissue to try to alleviate the oiliness and even just touching my face w/ a tissue seems to make it look more flushed. I could only imagine what a make-up brush or sponge would do if I tried to touch it on my face when I'm in a full flare.
I usually like to apply my make-up once a day, in the AM, I rarely touch up. I am just not thrilled about the idea of having to constantly touch up my make-up, I'm just too busy half the time to do that. I am also trying to keep the application as light as possible, while still covering the red. I do not want to wear foundation that looks heavy as I think it just makes the skin look worse IMO. Is there a way I could touch up during a flare without my face looking worse or irritating the skin?
Has anyone had good luck with concealing redness during a flush without it looking overly made-up? Is there a technique I can try when I apply it the AM to cover the redness during a flush? I know there isn't much I can about the texture but it would be nice to at least not have the red come through my make-up in the afternoon. Am I just doomed to have very bumpy, red skin during a flush, regardless of my make-up and attempt to hide it?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated - thanks!