Originally Answered: I need help about my face (skin and makeup).?
As an esthetician this is what I recommend and personally use for constant acne and scarring. You must gently cleanse, disinfect, heal, smooth, and deep clean. Following this regimen is as good as getting weekly facials.
1. Cleanse with a mild makeup removing cleanser that does not strip your skin thus causing extra oil production.
Recommend: Shu Uemura cleansing oil, Philosophy purity made simple cleanser. Both of these remove all makeup even on eyes and thoroughly cleanse skin.
2. Disinfect and heal. Use a combo of tea tree oil and vitamin E oil. You can mix it yourself or buy premixed at drug or health store. Tea tree kills acne causing bacteria and vitamin E oil heals breakouts and fades scarring.
3.. Use a lightweight oil free gel moisturizer. I
Recommend Clinique dramatically different moisturizing gel.
4.. 2x week use a microdermabrasion. This is so important! Deep cleans your pores and smooths out skin diminishing scars. Recommend Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion or Olay microdermabrasion and peel kit.
5. 1x week use a sulfur mask. Sulfar is extremely healing and kills bacteria and in the clay mask form pulls out impurities and gets the healing bacteria killing properties deep into your pores.
Recommend DDF sulfar mask (most for $$ lasts a year +) Peter Thomas Roth sulfar mask or Pro Active makes one but it's tiny.
1. Use a foundation primer. Creates a barrier between your skin and the makeup. Less noticeable breakouts, foundation doesn't accentuate pores, foundation doesn't get into pores as much.
Recommend Bare Essentials Prime Time or any silicone based primer.
2. Use 2 concealers. Lighter one for under eyes and next shade darker for face breakouts before foundation and for touch ups.
Recommend Loreal Infallible concealer.
3. Mineral makeup is the absolute best. Doesn't irritate, doesn't clog pores, actually improves skin texture and clarity over time.
Recommend Bare Essentials, Youngblood, or any of the drugstore powder form ones are probably sufficient.
4. Dust matte bronzer on forehead, nose, chin and tops of cheek bone.
Recommend Benefit Hoola
5. Don't use pink or red based blush because it makes acne more noticeable. Use a soft peach or muted plum. Swirl on apples of cheels blend up to temple and in under brow bones. A little of the same hue of flush under the brows looks healthy.
Recommend covergirl cheekers blush.
6. Dab highlighter on inner corners of eyes and under curve of brows to make you look awake and bring attention to your eyes.
Any pinky cream or powder highlighter works fine.
7. Use neutral cream shadow from lashline to brows. This preps for powder shadow so the powder doesn't settle into delicate eyelid skin causing dryness.
Recommend Avon cream eyeshadow.
8. Simple shadow, use a 4 step kit such as Bare Essentials Get Started Eyes for depth and definition.
9. Bold shadow - Get lots of Mac shadows in unexpected colors like Red (huge for Fall) Yellow, Lime, and Blue/Violet. Simple way to start is use a liner brush and try the color as a liner. Get braver and Do the crease too. Blend entire lid with skin colored shimmer shadow such as Stila shadow in kitten.
10. Liquid eyeliner is much longer lasting if you can apply it steadily. There are so many liquid colors now. Experiment with metallics (copper, pewter, bronze) and jewel tones (amethyst, emerald, sapphire, ruby)
11. Use two mascara's. First a lengthening, then a thickening/volumizing. I like Mabeline lash stiletto mascara followed with Max factor couture mascara.
12. Keep lips looking fresh and healthy not lipsticky cakey gooey. Play with eyes, keep lips sexy and natural. Best bet is to use a gloss with gogi berry with adjust to deepen tone and brighten color for each individuals lip color. Different on everyone. Looks like you were born with perfect lips. Recommend Smashbox o-gloss or I believe Avon makes one now.
Every product I suggested you can get at sephora.com or drugstore.com
I HOPE THIS HELPS OR AT THE LEAST WAS ENTERTAINING TO READ!