Questions & Answers
My daughter has breakouts, but I wouldn’t call it acne all over her face. What is the best foundation to wear to cover these blemishes without having a heavy/made up look?
Use a medium coverage foundation over the entire base like Osmosis CC Cream. This will actually cover most blemishes alone and you don’t need too much. If there are larger/more prominent red spots, you can then apply concealer sparingly where needed – the Colorescience Mineral Corrector Palette has a range of colours to suit the different skin colour correcting issues. It’s best to apply this after your foundation, so you can control the coverage. Otherwise, you’ll end up using more concealer than necessary and you will end up with full coverage effect. You can use Aspect Spot Stop before application to help treat blemishes. Mums – just for you the Osmosis Colour Age Defying Treatment Concealer will also help you with nourishing fine lines before concealing!
What is the best coverage for acne?
Most clients with acne will want to mattify their skin, so even though the Osmosis CC Cream is so healthy to use, a powder is the preferred option. The Osmosis Pressed Powders are build-able to a full coverage, so you can use them just on present acne, or apply and reapply over the entire face during the day. Being a medical grade skin care, there are no nasty ingredients to contribute to the current skin condition. If your child HATES sunscreen then consider the Colorescience Sunforgettable Jar or Brush so they have SOMETHING at least – note the brush will take longer to build up a fuller coverage than the pressed bases. See Our Foundation Range Here
My daughter is using a chemist brand foundation, and her skin is looking quite congested. Would your brands be better for her skin?
If you’re looking after your skin and using medical grade products, the last thing you want to do is go and add a foundation full of nasty ingredients on top. If you’ve made the important decision to invest in your skin, it’s important to use both skincare and makeup that are working to heal and help your skin. See Our Foundation Range Here and PLEASE don’t forget to use a good cleanser to help their skin heal at night – the Teen Aspect Cleanser is perfect on it’s own or as a Kit!
My daughter doesn’t want to look like she’s wearing makeup, just a slight coverage to even skin tone. Do you have a product for this?
The Osmosis CC Cream is an illuminating sheer to medium coverage foundation. It imitates the skin, by having a slight sheen and not completely mattifying. Add a tiny amount of blush or bronzer to the cheek area to add dimension, as skin isn’t naturally one colour at all. View our Colour makeup range here.
My daughter is into contouring her cheeks etc. with her foundation powders, but I don’t want her using products that will clog her pores or look too heavy with all the layers she’s using?
Osmosis and Colourscience Mineral Foundations (Pressed and loose powders) are a build-able coverage so they can be used to create shadows under cheekbones, eye and jaw area. There are no nasty ingredients at all and will still be healthy on her skin! See Our Foundation Range Here
My daughters foundation colour is always too light or dark?
We offer colour matching in clinic – book here. This is the best way to ensure you’re wearing the right colour. The best place to test is on the jaw line, with three colours. The one that disappears is the one for you!
Are brushes really important?
To achieve a flawless finish, yes. Brushes that are made of natural fibres will do most of the blending for you! Whether that’s eye area, foundation or powder. Eye brushes allow you to blend two, three or more colours together, with no harsh edges. Using your fingers to apply foundation can sometimes go a little streaky as your hands heat up the product. For day use, it’s really personal preference but I find they’re a necessity for eye makeup. View our Colour makeup/brush range here.
My daughter has fair skin and wants to be tanned like her friends, will fake tan be suitable for her skin?
Using a gradual tan such as the Three Warriors Gradual Tan is a great option for first time tanners. It’s completely organic/natural with no nasties. It goes on just like normal body moisturiser and builds up to a beautiful bronze colour on all skin types. We recommend using a bronzer for you face initially as you start to tan, so you can get used to the application and colour you want to achieve before trying to tan your face also. View our Colour makeup/brush range here.