Anyone who's ever suffered from acne knows what a toll it can take on your confidence and self-esteem. As well as the struggle to find suitable treatments, just doing your makeup every morning can be a struggle as you try your hardest to cover those acne scars and spots. So it's great to see a public figure being completely open about their experiences with the skin condition – and also sharing their top makeup tips on how to deal with it.
Lili demonstrates how she conceals her spots
Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart has suffered from cystic acne since she was 12, and has previously used social media to discuss how it has impacted on her self-image. Now the 21-year-old has teamed up with Vogue magazine to create a makeup tutorial showing how she creates a fresh, everyday look while hiding blemishes caused by acne.
In the video Lili, who plays Betty Cooper in the hit Netflix series, begins by playfully tucking into a plate of Chinese takeaway while asking viewers "Anyone else eat Chinese food in the bathroom?" She then reveals that although she already has a layer of foundation on, her trick to covering acne-related blemishes is to dot some of the classic YSL Touche Eclat concealer over the top using a small brush. "My skin breaks out all the time whether I'm filming or not", she explains, later on adding that "being on the show in general has taught me a lot, a lot, a lot about makeup."
After concealing her spots she adds some subtle contouring using a taupe bronzer, then applies blusher to her cheeks. To make sure her makeup stays set for the whole day, she finishes everything off by 'baking loose powder (see below for our tutorial on how to do this), declaring “that’s the most important part.”
Lili spoke out about her skin condition in May. She told fans: "I've had cystic acne since I was 12. And it has caused major self esteem issues ever since. I'm not sure if or when I'll ever be able to accept my skin as it is. But I'm hoping that someday I can feel beautiful even if I'm having a breakout. And that I won't feel obsessive or paranoid. Maybe if I normalise my skin, more people... will be able to feel okay about their skin."