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Time of the Month Makeup Hacks

April 14, 2020 2 min read

When you get your period, you tend to get the baggage along with it: blackheads, blemishes, zits, and oily skin. No one likes being surprised by hormonal acne, so we’ve put together a few makeup hacks to help maintain the coverage you need whenever that time of the month hits!

A woman applying moisturizer in the mirror while in her bathrobe.

1. Moisturize before applying foundation or concealer.

Moisturizing is necessary for happy, healthy skin, especially when your skin doesn’t look or feel too happy during your period. Moisturizing your face before applying makeup will:

  • Provide a smooth base for foundation or concealer coverage
  • Help your makeup from looking “cakey,” or overdone when applying more product, giving you a more natural look and feel without losing the quality of coverage.

A woman looking at her face in the mirror after getting out of the shower.

2. Apply the right shades of concealer for the right amount of coverage.

If you’re dealing with a breakout, the best approach for coverage is using two shades of concealer: using a lighter concealer first (about two shades lighter), then layering a concealer that matches your skin tone on top. This technique will first mask your blemishes,then match your skin tone. For the best results:

A woman applying makeup with a makeup brush.
3. Skip the sponge and go straight for a makeup brush.

A lot of experts swear by a makeup brush rather than a sponge, because a sponge tends to pull the productoff blemishes, the opposite of what you want (and need!). Brushes offer a full range of motion for flawless makeup application. For seamless coverage:

  • Brush in circular motions to get the perfect blend.
  • We love the Stack Brush BFF because it’s great for overall application, and adjusts to give you a more precise, targeted application to cover up any blemishes.

A woman holding her stack brush BFF and Subtl Beauty stack.

4. Remove access oil and shine from your face throughout the day.

If your skin tends to get oily during your time of the month, try a translucent powder to remove that extra shine without dulling your skin tone. Too much oil on your face can lead to more breakouts!

  • We’re just crazy about this Shine Control Powder because it truly absorbs the oil from your skin while still maintaining a natural glow!
We know that time of the month can be frustrating for you and your skin (it is for us, too). If you find these tips helpful and would love to read on, check out our blog for more helpful makeup hacks to keep your skin in check!


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