Cosmetics can be a minefield of chemicals and mile-long ingredient lists. Want simple answers to your biggest natural beauty problems? Natural makeup artist Jessa Blades answers your questions.
Q: Any suggestions for the best organic makeup for persons like me with rosacea? @AGreenerUpstate
Organic makeup and skincare is great for people with rosacea, the products are more gentle and work with the skin, letting it breathe, instead of covering it up with irritating ingredients. Also, keep in mind that the less products (you use) the better, and try to use ones that have less-hard-to-pronounce ingredients and always avoid fragrance. Try to incorporate cleansing milks and face oils into your routine; these products will nourish the skin, instead of stripping it.
Using a BIT of a green- or yellow-tinted base or concealer or can really help counteract some of the redness in the skin, too. Try these:
rms beauty un coverup in #11 is a good yellow-based concealer if you have fair skin.
AlimaPure color balancing powder in pistachio
Evan Healy makes some treatment products especially formulated for rosacea
Jessa Blades founded Blades Natural Beauty in 2008 and was named one of Glamour Magazine's 70 Eco-Heroes in 2009. She was trained at the Makeup Artistry School in Toronto and later worked for MAC Cosmetics before switching to natural beauty products. Jessa lives in New York City and works for various fashion, beauty and bridal clients. She believes women can have it both ways live healthfully and look beautiful.
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