Sometimes I get blemishes so bad, that concealer and foundation make them look 10 times worse - but I can't bear to leave it be and try not to cover the redness!!! Been there? Here is my new fav solution:
Bare Essentuals Rare Minerals Blemish Therapy powder
NOTE: depending on your retailer, this may have been re-packaged last month in the following box:
This powder contains natural sulfur, which can reduce redness. It may not give you coverage like a concealer, but the healing properties make it worth it to go at least one day with just this product (the day the blemish is at its worst, this product works the best!) The neutralizing ingredients brought down swelling and made the blemish less noticeable - and it totally saved me for a face to face with a client!!
Also, the applicator brush that is included with the product assists you in applying just the right amount of the powder, just do the Bare Essentuals motto "Buff, Swirl, Tap" and apply the product directly to a blemish, or even blemish prone areas.
The reviews on Sephora speak for themselves.
Blemish Therapy, $18 at Sephora and Bare Essentuals boutiques