Those of us who are prone to breakouts rely on makeup more than most to hide unsightly, embarrassing blemishes. But what if your makeup application is actually irritating and (horror of horrors) spreading your acne?! Chances are, if you are using a makeup brush, this is the case.
To put an end to this vicious cycle (of covering and irritating and poking and covering again), we highly recommend reaching for a Color Me applicator to apply foundation to sensitive, problem skin. Here are our top four reasons why.
Reason # 1 - It's soft!
Color Me sponges are extremely soft and gentle, unlike makeup brushes made from anything from acrylic to animal hair. These firm, pointy fibers can actually break open inflamed skin during application interrupting the healing process and spreading puss (grossness.)
Reason #2 - It taps!
The vibrating motion of Color Me simulates finger tapping and is therefore more gentle on sensitive skin, while rubbing irritates blemishes and spreads bacteria. Rubbing also stimulates oil producing glands, increasing unwanted oils on your face and the likelihood of future breakouts.
Reason #3 - It's germ-free!
Because Color Me sponges are disposable, your makeup routine becomes more hygienic allowing you to regulate acne causing germs and introduce your skin to a fresh sponge weekly. (Your clear skin will thank you.)
Reason #4 - It provides fuller coverage.
While you are healing your skin with a less harsh mode of foundation, you might as well hide your blemishes in the meantime. In an independent clinical trial, 63% of women said Color Me covered more imperfections after the very first try.
Do you have acne-prone skin? Have you tried applying your foundation with Color Me? Tell us about it in the comments!
- Erika, Color Me Staffer