The 14-minute-long video offers a candid look at not only her beauty routine but also her experience with having acne in the entertainment industry

Photo courtesy of Keke Palmer/Instagram

Actress Keke Palmer recently opened up about having acne caused by polycystic ovary syndrome to remind those who are prone to breakouts and acne that they’re not alone in the fight. And now she’s showing how she transforms her skin using makeup.

“I’ve been dealing with acne and struggling with makeup and trying to cover it for a long time,” Palmer said in a makeup tutorial on Instagram. “I don’t think there’s any shame in it because you gotta make it do what you gotta make it do.”

To prep her skin, Palmer starts with a spritz of Caudalie Beauty Elixir. Then, she applies a thin layer of Aquaphor ointment to her eyelids and face to add moisture and create “a light barrier” that helps her remove her makeup at the end of the day.

The first makeup product she reaches for is the MAC Studio Fix Correction Palette—particularly the orange shade. She then used Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade Walnut, which is lighter than her skin tone, as a spot corrector. In the video, she encouraged her followers to play with makeup and do what works for them. 

“I encourage everybody watching this to do this your way,” Palmer said while applying concealer. “Everybody’s skin is different.”

Palmer then applied MAC Prolong Wear Foundation in NC 50 on her whole face and topped it off with another NARS concealer in a lighter shade named Ginger. She noted that she different shades not only to color-correct, but also to get her skin tone right.

“As you can see, it’s not really a one-two step. It’s a combination of different things,” she said. “When I was younger, they would usually just put what was the darkest color of my acne scars. They would just make me whatever the color of my acne. It was sad because they’re changing me up and I’m looking crazy, and I didn’t know how to help myself so I had to learn how to do my makeup on my own to make sure that I felt happy and comfortable.”

Source: Manila Bulletin (