We already chatted about the 5 Products To Help Fight Off Spots, but now we though we’d talk about the sneaky ways how to hide spots and blemishes. They’re such a confidence killer, but God Bless makeup!
As weird and Wicked as it sounds, green tinted primer is great at dulling down the redness of inflamed spots. NYX Cosmetics Studio Perfect Primer in green or e.l.f. Tone Adjusting Face Primer Neutralising Green are great to have on-hand. A silicone based primer like Benefit’s POREfessional is great as well because it smooths out the skin to give you a more even base to apply foundation.
Speaking of, foundation is definitely one of the key ingredients in helping hide spots. Try going for a medium coverage foundation or something that’s build-able. Don’t dive straight in with the heaviest foundation you can find, looking at you Dream Matte Mousse! Something with a bit of life to it like Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation or NARS Sheer Glow. Estee Lauder Double Wear is also a good option if you feel like you need some super coverage. If you’re looking for something a bit more affordable the reliable such as L’Oreal True Match or Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation. Make sure you spend the time and pick the correct shade. Going too dark is only going to draw more attention to the problem that you’re trying to camouflage.
Apply your foundation first with a brush to get a nice, even application all over. About one pump of foundation is enough. Then take another pump of foundation and go back over the areas that you need a bit for coverage on using a slightly damp Beauty Blender. Don’t over do it with the foundation, just lightly apply another layer to the areas that need more.
A big mistake that people make is that they try to use foundation to do most if not all of their spot concealing. Don’t be that person. Concealer got its’ name for a reason. MAC Pro Longwear Concealer is incredible at hiding even the reddest of spots. Lightly buff it in using a Real Techniques Setting Brush. If you feel like you need more apply again. The key is building it up.
You’ve spent a a good amount of time concealing those spots so make sure you’re good work doesn’t go to waste and set your makeup to make sure it lasts all day. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is beloved by makeup artists for a reason. We think Penney’s are doing great offerings too with their Banana and Rice Powder. Keep highlighter away from any problem areas so as to not draw more attention to them.
A great way to distract from any area that might be bothering you is to highlight another great feature that you have. Having your eyebrows on fleek or a simple smoky eye is going to make you feel so much better about your skin woes. Having confidence is hard at the best of times, but it’s even harder if your skin is getting you down. Pop on a bright lippy and just go with it. Chances are no one else will give your skin woes a second thought because everyone has their own thing going on.