Let us start off by stating the obvious: No one’s skin is perfect.
No matter how much work we may put into our skin care regimens, there will always be those times where we throw our hands up in the air after looking into the mirror and seeing what seems to be the world’s biggest blemish.
For some of us, the days of battling teenage hormones and acne still haunt us with scars from our high school days.
Despite all of this, we’ve got good news for you!
You don’t have to have a professional makeup artist on staff to keep your skin glowing.
Here are the essential tips you need to know to cover those pesky acne and blemish scars with minimal effort.
Step One: Always Start With A Good Base
While makeup surely can work miracles, you will need to start with a solid base to ensure the best results.
Skin primers are one the most essential tools you can keep in your arsenal when it comes to covering blemishes and acne scars.
Use a primer after applying moisturizer to help smooth and soothe the skin before applying makeup.
Step Two: Concealer To The Rescue
Never underestimate the power of a good concealer!
A little goes a long way, so after applying primer and moisturizer, apply a small amount of concealer directly on scars or blemishes and allow to settle for a bit before blending out.
For a little extra concealing power, colored concealers help to mask scars and uneven textures in the skin by providing more depth.
Step Three: Mind Your Foundation
Now that you have your bases taken care of, it’s time to focus on your foundation.
If you prefer to use heavier concealers when touching up acne scars or blemishes, be sure to use a lightweight foundation for a flawless everyday look.
Be sure to stay away from glossy formulas, as they tend to counteract the skin blurring effect created by your concealer.
Step Four: Preserve Your Look!
Now that you have your complexion looking just the way you want it, it’s time to set with powder!
Use a translucent powder and apply liberally in patting motions to smooth out remaining gaps in the skin to give your skin a perfectly matted, uniform look.
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