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Ladies, concealing acne is no easy task. It seems like every time we walk into Sephora there are more and more products available to us for masking acne or concealing scars. But sometimes this multitude of products can make it more difficult to discern which is worthwhile from what’s useless. It’s tempting to try everything from the green concealer to the latest pricey palette but doing so isn’t always budget or time friendly. That’s why we decided to do some research and create a complete step by step guide for you about how to conceal acne and what products you’ll need to do it!
To begin concealing your acne start by using a hypoallergenic, fragrance free moisturizer to hydrate your face. This type of moisturizer won’t clog your pores and it will keep your skin from breaking out any further. It will also work to soften any flaky or dry areas on your skin and create an even base for your makeup. If you have oily skin make sure to use blotting paper to take care of any oily areas. This way your makeup will stay put. If you’ve got combination skin then feel free to do both.
After you’ve prepped your skin by moisturizing and/or blotting it’s time to apply your concealer. The best way to identify what concealer is best for you is by going into your local makeup store and having a consultation with a makeup specialist. They’ll be able to identify what product is best suited for your skin type and will work best for you. If you don’t have time for a consultation we recommend using a concealer by Laura Mercier or Anastasia Beverly Hills. Both these brands are known for making great, high quality concealers and we’re sure you’ll find a great fit for you skin after doing some searching.
Apply your chosen concealer to the affected area in circular motions. It’s okay to apply a heavy amount as long as you’re getting the appropriate amount of coverage. After you’ve applied your concealer apply your foundation as you normally would. Most people make the mistake of applying foundation and then applying their concealer but using the concealer first will give you much better coverage. After you’ve applied your foundation apply a light coat of finishing powder to keep your makeup in place. After that you’re good to go for the rest of the day!
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