Best Fungal Acne Safe Makeup

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fungal acne safe makeup
Finding the right makeup doesn’t just come down to the perfect shade, especially if you suffer from fungal acne. While the right makeup products can cover up dark spots and blur imperfections, the wrong products can emphasize flaws and exacerbate oiliness. Even worse, they can trigger your fungal acne and cause breakouts. Below, we have picked the best fungal acne-safe makeup products from each category: primer, liquid foundation, mineral foundation, concealer, and setting powder.

While wearing makeup can certainly help you achieve that perfect, flawless base and hide the appearance of breakouts, you definitely don’t want your cosmetic products to cause them, either. Makeup products should cover up acne and not make it worse! Since fungal acne sufferers tend to have oilier skin generally, we focused on products that are mattifying and help control shine and excess oil. All these products are fungal acne safe – they do not contain any ingredients that can trigger fungal acne. All products mentioned are also glycerin-free.

Poresaver Matte Makeup Primer
by Dermablend

Price: $$$ | Check on Amazon

Using a primer is an essential step in makeup application, especially if you have oily skin! A primer helps your makeup stay put and should help smooth the skin’s surface for better makeup application.

When it comes to primers, our top pick is Poresaver Matte Makeup Primer by Dermablend. Formulated with only six ingredients, this is the ultimate mattifying primer for oily skin. It instantly mattifies the skin without drying and blurs pores without clogging. It creates a perfect canvas for flawless makeup application. According to Dermablend’s website, it can even extend makeup wear for 24 hours!

Dimethicone, Isododecane, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica Silylate.
Best applied with fingers. Sweep across the face, then let absorb and dry to a powder finish.

Liquid Foundation:
Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation
by L’Oreal Paris

Price: $ | Check on Amazon
This foundation is an absolute steal and one of the best drugstore foundations out there. It has excellent coverage; it lasts all day and has a mattifying and pore-blurring finish. Although it has medium to high coverage, it feels very light on the skin and does not feel (or look) cakey at all. The packaging also makes it easy to carry around and ideal to travel with – a definite must-try if you have fungal acne!
Aqua / Water / Eau, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Nylon-12, Acrylates/Polytrimethylsiloxy, Methacrylate Copolymer, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Pentylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Bis-Peg/Ppg-14/14 Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Calcium Gluconate Perlite, Magnesium Gluconate, Tocopherol, Aluminum Hydroxide, [+/- May Contain / Peut Contenir, Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides]
Best applied with a beauty blender. For a perfect, smooth finish, we recommend applying this foundation with a beauty blender or real techniques sponge. Most people prefer using the sponge damp so that the application goes on seamlessly.

Mineral Foundation:
Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 15
by Bellapierre Cosmetics

Price: $ | Check on Amazon

Bellapierre’s Mineral Foundation is an all in one product, acting not only as a foundation, but also as a concealer, finishing powder, setting powder, and SPF. Wearers get medium to full coverage that is so lightweight that it provides a no-makeup look. The matte finish absorbs shine throughout the day, lasting up to 8 hours without drying out the skin.
Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxides. May contain: ultramarine

Best applied with a brush.

Tap a small powder into the lid. Dip your powder brush into the loose powder. Tap the brush’s end to remove excess powder and apply the foundation in a circular motion all over your face until you have reached your desired coverage.

All Nighter Waterproof Full Coverage Concealer
by Urban Decay 

Price: $$$ | Check on Amazon
According to Urban Decay’s website, the All Nighter Concealer handles all your hardest-to-hide trouble spots: dark circles, blemishes, and discoloration. It is ultra-pigmented and provides such high coverage that it can even cover tattoos.
Aqua / Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Lauryl Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol. [+/- (May Contain/Peut contenir): CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides].

Best applied with fingers. Apply a tiny amount and gently tap it into your skin with your finger. Since this product is highly pigmented, we recommend not to use it under the eyes. A little bit goes a long way, so use it sparingly! The consensus is that this product tends to oxidize, so make sure to test it first, or go with one shade lighter.

Setting Powder:
Hyaluronic Tinted Hydra-Powder Tinted Setting Powder
by By Terry

Price: $$$ | Check on Amazon

A top-notch setting powder is essential to help your makeup last all day, especially in the summer. Using a setting powder can help extend your makeup’s longevity by 2-3 times!

By Terry’s Hyaluronic Tinted Hydra-Powder Tinted Face Setting Powder is our top pick because it does all the things a setting powder should do and has the added benefit of containing hyaluronic acid. It minimizes the appearance of pores, blurs minor imperfections, and fills in fine lines. Hyaluronic acid is the active ingredient that helps moisturize the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also has eight shades to suit every skin tone.

Mica, Talc, Silica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, +/- [Ci 77492 / Iron Oxides, Ci 77491 / Iron Oxides, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides]. (T3338a1)
Best applied with a brush. Make sure to shake the jar before use. Dust the loose powder onto the brush. Tap off any excess powder and apply all over the face over your foundation or directly after the primer.

Now that you know about our favorite fungal acne safe makeup products, we’re excited to know about yours! Let us know in the comments below.

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