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Unread 03-08-2013, 02:02 AM   #1
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My Red Skin Shows Through My White Make-up

I've got moderately bad rosacea on my face and no matter how much makeup I cake on (normal and costume makeup), the red still shows through.

So when I applied Mehron's Clown White to my face, I expected the thick cream to cover up the red... but nope, the red sticks out even more. See this photo for reference on what I mean. The grey covers up my red skin(Grey isn't the color I'm going for), but the pure white just isn't cutting it, and I need a nice white face.

Is there some secret to covering up the red? I've tried sheer green primers with no significant results. I don't want to cake on the white to where it's a pure pure white, but how else can the red go away? Help is always appreciated.

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Unread 03-08-2013, 09:06 AM   #2
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Try getting a light green paint and putting that on first, sealing it, then painting over that.
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Unread 03-08-2013, 03:31 PM   #3
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Green or blue redness reducing primer might help. Or a redness calming moisturizer.
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Unread 03-08-2013, 05:54 PM   #4
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Clinique has a redness reducing line of skin products for people with Rosacea. I only use the cleanser, but it's really gentle and works quite well, I highly recommend it. ^^
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Unread 03-09-2013, 09:27 AM   #5
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You've said that you've used green primer. Is that picture with or without the green?

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Unread 03-09-2013, 11:49 AM   #6
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I'm not sure if the red is showing through due to sweat or not, but you can always try a primer all over your face first, there are a lot of green primers as well. Then white paint. I'd be weary of using green paint first unless you apply a thin layer, because the tone might show through to the white, despite being sealed in between.

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