Four Ways Mineral Air Makeup Helps Neutralize Rosacea’s Redness
Geoffrey Rodriguez, a prominent fashion, beauty and celebrity makeup artist based in Los Angeles, says rosacea doesn’t have to define your face. Photo by Steven Simko @simkophoto, makeup by Geoffrey Rodriguez.
Life hasn’t been too kind to those with rosacea lately due to mask wearing, pollution and stress. But what you can do is make sure your makeup can help, not hurt, your skin.
Noted makeup artist and cosmetics guru Geoffrey Rodriguez listens to what the skin is telling him. In the case of a client with rosacea – that inflamed nose and midface burning, blushing, flushing, broken out and broken capillary redness – what it is asking for is for protection from a compromised barrier function.
1) Proceed gently, please
“Too often, when our skin does something we don’t like,” says Geoffrey. “Whether it’s acne breakouts, wrinkles, age spots or whatever, we end up punishing it with hard scrubbing and harsh products which only ends up making it worse. This is especially true with rosacea. Rosacea triggers can include anything with alcohol, witch hazel, peppermint, fragrance and common acne treatments like salicylic and glycolic acids.”
2) Your Mineral Air moment
Geoffrey particularly likes Mineral Air Four-in-One Foundation for rosacea because the formula is not only sensitive skin-friendly but because the AirMist Device applies the makeup without you ever having to touch your face. “And once you’ve applied beautiful makeup,” he adds, “you’re much less likely to touch it throughout the day.”
Plus, Mineral Air lends itself well to seamless layering without having to resort to potentially pore-clogging concealers. “Inflamed areas will likely need more than a single coat to cover,” advises Geoffrey, “and you’re far more likely to get natural looking results with multiple light layers than one thick one. For best results, wait at least 45 seconds so the misted foundation can dry down thoroughly before applying a second (or third) layer where you need it.”
3) Go peachy on the blush . . . or pass it up altogether
“If you can go without blush,” Geoffrey notes, “do so. You’ve probably got enough redness in your face without adding more. But if you absolutely must, go for peachier tones rather than rose or pink ones. This is because for most complexions with rosacea, the color cast has a blueish undertone and a peach blush will help balance that.”
4) Get into brows
Mask wearing means we’re paying more attention to eye makeup than ever which is appropriate. For those with rosacea, Geoffrey says, “Never, ever underestimate the power of a beautifully groomed brow to help define the face and draw attention away from the flushing. The harsh stenciled brow doesn’t look right any more. We’re going for a more natural look right now, trimmed properly, subtly supplemented with pencil if need be, brushed upwards and held in place with brow gel.”
What’s the difference?
Mineral Air offers two device-plus-formula categories, one for makeup, the other for skincare.
Mineral Air original (MA) includes its AirMist Device, an easy to use, everyday consumer tool that rivals professional airbrushing in its cosmetic application of our eponymous foundation, blush, or bronzer.
Mineral Air Skin (MAS) features the Renewal Serum System with its ElixerMist Device for lightweight vaporized delivery.
“For best results, wait at least 45 seconds so the misted foundation can dry down thoroughly before applying a second (or third) layer where you need it.”
Fashion, Beauty and Celebrity Makeup Artist