Pimples, acne, and scars are the worst things that could ever happen to me. I am so vain that even the smallest sign of imperfection can send me running like a marathoner to my derma’s office. Makeup-wise, zits are also the most challenging to cover especially if I want my makeup to look natural and blended.
Luckily, there are ways of concealing them the way we professionals do it. The next time you get that huge, unforgiving zit on your face, try these makeup tips and pray that it works so you don’t scare your neighbors away!
For drying out acne, try Manuka Honey, P1,100 per bottle.
1. Heal first before you conceal. I know it is very tempting to just layer the zit with concealer, but if you don’t treat it first then you might run the risk of infecting it even more. Best solution is to clean the affected area twice daily and use a mild astringent. I discovered that Manuka Honey is awesome when it comes to drying out pimples. It has antiseptic properties—that’s why it hastens the healing of pimples.
Tip: Use a concealer brush instead of your fingers when concealing acne.
2. Conceal. To get the most flawless coverage, I recommend using a makeup brush. It will allow the concealer to get into the little crevices that your finger may not be able to conceal. Use a dabbing/blotting motion to apply your concealer on the pimple.
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer is a great option for acne-ridden skin. Each palette comes with two shades so you can customize a flawless shade. It’s also oil-free, which is perfect for acne.
3. Blend. Focus on concealing each blemish first. Once they are individually covered, then you can begin to blend it out with the rest of your skin.
Loose powder: the final touch to concealing
4. Powder. To make sure the concealer stays in place, finish it off with a dab of loose powder or mineral powder for that extra coverage. Make sure you use a sponge and dab, dab, dab until the powder “disappears” onto your skin.
I know pimple is a pain and sometimes you just want to disappear from the face of the earth when you wake up with one. But don’t fret because everything can be camouflaged as long as you know and have the right tools.
Be happy. Stay pretty.
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