There is always a fine line when it comes to putting on makeup. We definitely want it to enhance our best features but we also don’t want to look too overdone. Especially when those pesky zits show up unexpectedly, we can very quickly go overboard and cake on the foundation and concealer. It is essential to learn how to disguise them properly so that your time spent hiding them was worth it. Follow these few tips and we will have you covering up those unwanted zits like a pro!
1. After applying your moisturizer, take your favourite concealer and apply a small dab either onto a small brush or directly onto your finger. If using a brush, press the bristles onto the pimple. Then take your finger and dab at the pimple and just around it to blend the colour. Do not wipe or brush on the concealer or it will look streaky and uneven. It is essential to look for a concealer that not only blends well but also will not create further acne breakouts. We love Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage Concealer for its heavy-duty coverage but non-oily formula.
2. Once your zits are well covered go ahead and apply foundation all over your face. This will ensure that your pimples are well covered and that your skin is one even shade. Choose a foundation that is lightweight and non-comedogenic which means that it won’t clog your pores. Almay’s Clear Complexion Makeup formula will not only conceal your blemishes but will also help get rid of them!
3. Finish with a lightweight powder like M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. Apply it with a large powder brush to ensure an even coverage. This will guarantee that your makeup looks natural and shine-free and will stay put throughout the day.
Hint: Every woman who applies makeup, but especially those who are prone to pimples, should wash off all of their makeup when the day is over. A thorough cleansing is essential in order to let your skin breath and to prevent future breakouts from occurring!
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