Covering up is a key element to feeling good about yourself while you are treating it. Here, Clear Clinic's four steps to a perfect concealer application:
Step 1) Prime the skin with a good skin primer. This is a necessary step because you want the skin to be as even as possible. A pimple adds texture to the skin and can make it difficult to apply makeup on top of. A primer works just like paint primer, it preps the skin for an even application of makeup.
Step 2) Find a concealer and foundation that exactly matches your skin tone This may take some legwork on your end. Our suggestion is to do this in person, not online. The best way to see if a foundation or concealer is the same color as your skin is to apply it onto your face and head outside with a mirror. Sunlight is the best possible light for checking out how makeup actually looks on your face.
Step 3) Expertly conceal the zit Use a makeup brush specifically made for concealing small spots and blemishes. The trick is to cover redness, but not to create a mountain out of a molehill. In other words, you do not want to call even more attention to a pimple. Press the brush onto the zit and then twist it (the brush, not the zit). Lightly tap the concealer in with your finger to blend it into the zit. Now dip your finger into a skin-matching loose powder. Gently dab that on top of the concealer to set. Do not apply foundation on top of the concealed zit.
Step 4)Set it. Gently press some pressed powder on top of the concealed pimple, to set the concealer and make it last.
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