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Welcome to Ask The Makeup Diva™! Our resident expert, The Makeup Diva, answers makeup and skin care questions sent in by readers just like you.

Q: When I have a really bad breakout, I try to cover it with makeup, but that just makes it look worse. I don't want to look that bad in front of people. Can you help?


Concealer can be such a great thing, but I agree that sometimes it does just cause a breakout to seem more apparent. I do feel that the most important thing is to treat the breakout properly and to speed up recovery by doing so. We have all been there though, and I know that there are times when you just want to cover them up and let them heal in the meantime. Just when we thought that wasn't possible, there is a great line of products on the market called Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, a line that is considered "skin-care makeup". They are truly wonderful and I feel they are extremely effective. I always say that it's not worth putting something on your skin that doesn't have beneficial properties to the long-term look and feel of your skin. Jane Iredale offers a mineral makeup that you apply as a foundation and it is packed with the most amazing ingredients, like Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Willow Bark Extract, Chamomile, Calendula, and Seaweeds (Algin, Agar and Carrageenan). These ingredients will help your skin look more youthful, diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles, minimizes pores, even out skin tone and the makeup adheres extremely well, so you don't know you are wearing foundation. There are 10 tones to choose from, which ensures there is a perfect shade for every skin tone. This is key with foundation, and is where most people go wrong, and it can be a painfully two-toned experience. You can check out the full range of tones and products on and select the shade that's just right for you.

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