Brydie: How to Cover Up Stubborn Acne Without Making It Worse

Whether you’ve been dealing with acne your entire life, or you woke up this morning with a rare but annoying breakout, the feelings of helplessness still exist. How does one cover up their zits without making them worse? We asked makeup artists, dermatologists, and estheticians to find out the ever-elusive answer to that very question.

Priceless skincare advice for the acne-prone, right this way…

Don’t squeeze it.

The worst mistake you can make while trying to cover up a pimple is to try and pop it first, advises Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, founder and director of Capital Laser & Skin Care. It’s better to let it run its course and use acne-fighting products containing salicylic acid to spot treat. Moreover, Dr. Hadley King, MD, board certified dermatologist at Skinney Medspa points out, “This usually increases the inflammation, which will only make it more difficult to cover, plus it will now be oozing, and that’s impossible to cover. Picking also increases the risk of infection, hyperpigmentation, and scarring, and it will make the pimple take longer to heal.” “When you’re in a bind, though, make sure to use oil-free and noncomedogenic makeup to cover,” says Susan Posnick, makeup artist and founder of Susan Posnick Cosmetics.

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She A Step-By-Step Guide To Removing Your Makeup (Without removing Your Eyelashes)


As much as we love experimenting with newest makeup trends, there is one downside: taking it off! Who hasn’t tried to completely remove mascara in fear of also taking every last eyelash off, too?

After trying one too many “makeup removing” products that simply didn’t get the job done, we went to an expert for the best way to properly wash off cosmetics without doing more harm than good. Makeup artist and founder of Susan Posnick Cosmetics, Susan Posnick is here to provide a step-by-step guide to properly removing your makeup at night.

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At Susan Posnick Cosmetics, we love our lips. They are one of the most beautiful and distinctive features a woman has, so it is our responsibility to take good care of them. We could go on about our gorgeous Susan Posnick shades of lipstick, and the fantastic moisturizing and hydrating benefits our tubes hold, but good lip care starts even before that.

First, we hydrate. Water is oh so important to keep our lips soft and kissable, and as an added bonus, by drinking more water on a daily basis, your whole body will thank you!

Next, we exfoliate, as lips that tingle stay soft and smooth. Exfoliating your lips removes dead skin cells (yes, lips have them too!) and brightens up your natural lip color. This is easy to do every day by lightly brushing your lips with your toothbrush. For a deeper, feel-good exfoliation, use a lip scrub at least once a week. (See our monthly Posnick Pointer below for a fabulous, natural lip scrub recipe!)

Finally, we seal them with a kiss of our COLORESSENTIAL Lipstick; each shade represents an exciting city that inspires us to live beautifully!




In celebration of loving your lips, we have put together a beautiful Love Your Lips set just for this month. The set includes a COLORESSENTIAL Lipstick in the color of your choice, our universally flattering COLORDUO Lip Pencil in Nude/Rouge, and our Small Multi-Use Brush to apply your new colors. We are even including a free gift with purchase! Wear these beautiful shades alone or layer them for deeper tones.



Posnick Pointer: Keep your lips soft, supple and vibrant in color by exfoliating weekly! We like mixing together 1 tablespoon of sugar, some coconut oil and 1 drop of a favorite essential oil (peppermint and vanilla mixed is a personal favorite!) You can even add a dash of cinnamon for a natural plumping agent!

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