Back in my Beauty Director days, it wasn’t uncommon for me to spend hours reading/playing/obsessing about the latest makeup trends, after all, that was my job. Looking back though, I never spent a lot of time researching the actual ingredients, just the “look” (how to perfect it, apply it and sell it).

Silly me.

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you that I made 21 videos for our website, and in a panic the day before, I realized that I needed a bit more makeup than I currently use to get “camera ready”. I slipped down to my local Sephora store and purchased a contour & highlighter kit and some industrial strength concealer for under the eyes. They both were brands I have used in the past, so I was familiar with their performance, although I hadn’t actually used them in over ten years.

They went on just as I remembered, and did the trick. Mission accomplished. Or so I thought.     Throughout the day, I touched up my skin as per the normal makeup artist duties when on set.

About mid day, I got the distinct feeling of “I want to take this stuff off NOW!” but reminded myself, “It’s just one day.”

At about 11 p.m. I was finally able to remove it all off and I was shocked to discover that my skin had little red bumps everywhere I had applied the commercial makeup. I was experiencing a full blown rosacea flare up. The over all tone of my skin was red and it felt hot.

I hadn’t seen my skin that red for years, and it I was really surprised at how much it was reacting to conventional makeup. I think because I’ve had it under control for so long, that I thought it disappeared. Nope. It not only showed up, but with a vengeance!

I removed my makeup slowly with my cleanser with lukewarm water and applied Calming Serum to my face. It took almost four days for all of the damage to correct itself but it was a strong reminder that the junk in commercial products is a HUGE irritant to the skin, especially if you have a condition such as rosacea or acne.

I mention this because a lot of people will invest in great natural skincare products, but not on their makeup, and then end up confused about why the skincare isn’t doing the job.

If you are using Celtic Complexion or any other great natural product and aren’t seeing the results you want, it may be as simple as looking in your makeup bag and making some changes.