Red Alert: Flush-Prone Skin Reaching Dangerous New Levels

imageRuddy might work for cowboys, but it’s not the look most women are going for. Determined to achieve the ideal peaches-and-cream complexion, ladies on the blotchy end of the skin spectrum — sufferers of rosacea or just plain old redness — have traditionally relied on heavy foundations and concealers to hide the offending flush. But the downside of heavy foundations is that they tend to feel heavy on the skin.

Clinique Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Powder ($32.50) effectively reduces redness and instantly blends with the skin for a natural-looking, even complexion. The powder vanishes so completely you’ll be able to pull off that “I’m so naturally beautiful, I don’t even wear makeup” look we all aspire to.

Once the unwanted red is tamed, add in a touch of perfectly placed flush with Clinique’s Quick Blush ($21.50). Simply swivel the base, pushing the built-in brush into the cap where the blush is stored. The idiot-proof design delivers the exact right amount of blush every time, and it’s perfect for touch-ups.

So relax in the knowledge that the complexion you were born with isn’t the one you have to walk around with. Tone down the panic and the redness with these complexion-perfecting life savers.

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