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Qn: I have oily skin which sometimes gets small patches of redness after a breakout. What kind of makeup primer or colour-corrector should I use?

 

Makeup artist, Larry Yeo: Frankly, you don’t really need a primer. It's more about using the right coloured foundation.

Focus on picking one that’s yellow-based to counter the redness, there shouldn’t be a need to use any green primers or colour-correctors, contrary to popular belief.

The newer foundations nowadays come in a wide variety of human shades (ie. beige) with strong enough pigments, and should be sufficient for the job. 

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Most people only require a medium to full coverage liquid foundation to neutralise the redness. I like Revlon Colorstay which is a good, natural matte finish foundation. If you need something very matte with higher coverage, try MAC’s StudioFix Fluid.

Concealers should only be applied on very red patches that your foundation could not cover. That way, skin looks fresh and not bumpy and caked-over because of the excessive coverage.

The Soft Matte Complete Concealer from NARS is one product that blends well on skin. Pick the right colour (the shade should match your skin tone and have a yellow undertone) and you will find your redness gone!

 

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