Sometimes your skin doesn’t cooperate with you and it totally breaks out before a big event or function. Whatever the reason may be, there’s a place you need to go, and you’d like to have your giant pimple covered so no one can tell. Even 1 pimple can ruin your confidence if it’s in the center of your forehead, near your lip, or in the middle of your cheek. So the question becomes, if I can’t get rid of it by said event, then how can I minimize its appearance so that it can’t even be detected?
To cover this pimple properly, you’re going to need 6 items. These magic makeup wonders will help that pimple disappear just as fast as it arrived.
1. Primer –
If you don’t have a primer, don’t worry, just use a really hydrating moisturizer and it will have a similar effect. The point here is, makeup doesn’t stick to dry, flaky skin very well. And in fact, if your skin is too dry, makeup will just draw more attention and make the blemish look worse. Apply the primer to a clean canvas (aka make sure your skin is clean!) Use your fingers to apply the product and make sure to cover your entire face and anywhere else you are applying makeup (neck, chest, etc.)
2. Beauty Blender –
If you don’t have a Beauty Blender, don’t stress! A makeup brush will work as well. I actually prefer a blending sponge however because I feel like it helps the makeup go on smoother and more evenly. Slightly dampen the sponge or makeup brush so that it doesn’t soak up too much product.
3. Concealer –
You’ll want to apply concealer to any areas that need heavy coverage (i.e. under eye circles, blemishes, dark spots, etc.) Use thin layers and build the coverage as you go. My favorite is a liquid concealer because I feel like it has more coverage power. Blend the concealer out from what you’re trying to cover so that your skin tone is even and not blotchy looking. Remember, foundation will go on top, so your skin doesn’t have to be perfect at this point.
4. Liquid Foundation –
If you only use 1 type of foundation, then definitely go with liquid. I prefer liquid foundation for full-coverage jobs like this. I like that you can keep building layers on top of each other for a truly flawless look. Wait until your concealer is dry, and then apply a thin layer to your entire face, blending down into your neck and décolleté if necessary. If you still see any sign of the blemish or imperfection showing through, apply a second layer.
5. Powder Foundation –
Wait about 10 minutes to give your foundation time to set. Then, apply a layer of powder foundation over it. It will help keep it in place and help mattify the look of the liquid foundation.
6. Finishing Powder –
To really finish off the look, you are going to want a high quality Finishing Powder. If you are going to be in a lot of pictures (think wedding, prom, etc.) then try looking for an HD Powder that will help reflect light and hide your imperfections from the camera. Finishing Powder is best when it’s a loose powder. The particles are so small, that they really fill in any lines in your makeup and make the overall surface of your skin very smooth.
With these simple steps, you’ll be looking like an Insta-celebrity in no time, and you will seriously thank yourself for putting in the extra time when you see yourself in pictures later – sans any imperfections!