concealer for red pimples...help!!

DoodlesDoodles Posts: 1,984Registered Users
As you can see by my sig, I'm preggers and I've been experiencing breakouts around my mouth (gotta love hormones). Toothpaste normally takes care of this problem and while it still dries them out to a point, they're still red and breeding! I want something that's going to make them a lot less noticeable because as it is now, I'm embarassed to be seen by anyone other than DH and DD. I've tried using my foundation and it helps a little but nothing major. I feel like I look diseased. :cry: Would green based concealers work?
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

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  • briccagrlbriccagrl Posts: 540Registered Users
    Are they definately pimples? Do they come to a head? The only reason Im asking is because often times breakouts just around the mouth could be perioral dermatis. No one really knows the exact cause but sometimes just changing your tooth paste can help this...changing to just plain old Arm&hammer (original) with no whiteners or tartar control may help with this. Just a thought :)
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  • DoodlesDoodles Posts: 1,984Registered Users
    Yeah, they're definitely pimples and they definitely come to a(n ugly) head. :? I appreciate the thought though! :)
    2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

    Growing out a pixie as of November 2013 :elephant:

    Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
    Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
    Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
    Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

    Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!:tongue3:
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,737Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    you need a yellow-toned concealer, preferably in a pot format. it's not as liquid as a tube or pen. dot it on a little at a time and build up as needed.
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  • hairgal22hairgal22 Posts: 27Registered Users
    Shouldn't she use a green-toned concealer for red areas? I thought the yellow was used to cover up blue or purple areas around the eyes.
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,737Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    that's one of the biggest makeup myths out there!

    yellow concealer will neutralize red just fine!

    concealer should go OVER foundation... would you put green OVER your lovely canvas?

    :D

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  • hairgal22hairgal22 Posts: 27Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote:
    that's one of the biggest makeup myths out there!

    yellow concealer will neutralize red just fine!

    concealer should go OVER foundation... would you put green OVER your lovely canvas?

    :D

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlcolumns/articles.php?id=435

    Well I've taken a lot of make-up classes, and green is supposed to cancel out the red. Just like a toner would for hair color.
  • sassette726sassette726 Posts: 694Registered Users
    hairgal22 wrote:
    rouquinne wrote:
    that's one of the biggest makeup myths out there!

    yellow concealer will neutralize red just fine!

    concealer should go OVER foundation... would you put green OVER your lovely canvas?

    :D

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlcolumns/articles.php?id=435

    Well I've taken a lot of make-up classes, and green is supposed to cancel out the red. Just like a toner would for hair color.

    I've heard the same thing. I use a green-toned treatment product made by Avon (Physicians Formula makes a similar product) that both treats the blemish and counteracts the red. I usually put it on and let it set (it goes on transparent) and then use a flesh-tones concealer.

    But I've also seen green and flesh-toned concealers packaged together, the idea being that you use the green first to counter the red (very sparsely, of course) and then cover with the flesh-tone. Everything I've read says that yellow couneracts blue or purple. And if you go by a colorwheel, green is red's natural compliment (as yellow is to purple).
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  • JuicyTubeJuicyTube Posts: 2,369Registered Users
    i watched this makeup vid and the girl said "use green to neutralize the red" then use concealer over
    3b-3c CG
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,737Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    why would anyone want to put that much product on a pimple???

    wouldn't that bring MORE attention to it????

    i use yellow or pale orange concealer to hide the spider veins around my nose. it works!

    and i haven't wasted my money on something i won't use a lot or have difficulty learning to use properly. which is what people at home need!

    "correctors" should be left in the hands of experts and for special stuff only - like wedding days, television appearances, movies, theatre... etc.
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  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,391Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I second using a yellow-toned concealer. The point of a concealer is to look natural, or at least deflect attention from whatever you're covering up. Green doesn't "counteract" red--it just mixes to make a brownish color, and would look pretty obvious and odd if not done perfectly. If you've successfully used a green concealer, then I'm glad you found something that worked. But I think that a yellow tone is more likely to look natural. If you want to make the investment, I'd recommend Lancome or MAC.

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