The singer took to social media to find out how to prevent cosmetics-induced blemishes

By Emily Kirkpatrick
April 11, 2017 10:25 AM
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Despite being born before the dawn of the Internet as we now know it and all social media apps, John Mayer has quickly become a social media pro. In fact, at 39, the singer is using every platform better than most teens, documenting his various endeavors from running a Q&A with Shaq, to breaking down his extensive beauty regimen, his best hand-washing practices, and his random musings on things like orchids being the most likely candidate for alien life. He also uses the medium to engage one-on-one with fans, crowdsourcing some of life’s most important questions, like the query he posed to his followers on Sunday night: Is it possible to wear makeup without immediately breaking out?

In a video posted to his Instagram stories, the musician gazes into the camera, saying, “Okay, so here’s the deal. My skin is fine, I do an interview, they put makeup on to somehow get me ready for television. But then I get zits from the makeup! Which just sends me into a makeup loop, I guess?”

He concludes, “I just want to cover this one up,” gesturing to a fresh blemish on his temple before the video cuts him off. Over the clip he wrote, “It’s not a huge deal but I mean, is there makeup that doesn’t make you breakout?” Welcome to the cruel world of beauty that women everywhere have been living in for centuries, Mr. Mayer.

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So of course, we here at People Style, being the beauty aficionados we are, took John’s request very seriously and immediately started brainstorming some of our favorite full coverage, anti-acne products. The results, below:

bareMinerals Concealer

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Buy It! bareMinerals Blemish Remedy Concealer, $20.70;

e.l.f Foundation

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Buy It! e.l.f. Acne Fighting Foundation, $6;

Physician’s Formula Foundation

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Buy It! Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear® Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation SPF 50, $10.91;

Cover FX Foundation

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Buy It! Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation, $42;

Neutrogena’s SkinClearing Complexion Perfector

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Buy It! Neutrogena SkinClearing Complexion Perfector, $6.74;

Hopefully this will help us forgive him for that time we accused him of wearing a bathrobe in an airport.

How do you combat the vicious makeup/breakout cycle? What are your go-to products? Sound off below!