We have all been there. You wake up on the morning of a big event, possibly one you have been stressing over all week and you're greeted with an unwelcome zit. So you're looking in the mirror and thinking, now what? What can you do to cover it? Well, I am glad you asked.
First, make sure that you have cleansed and moisturized your face. If you have a primer, go ahead and put that on. Now, the KEY to covering a blemish is matching your concealer as closely as you can to your skin colour. If you choose a concealer that is too light or dark you will draw more attention to it, and we do not want that!
My favourite concealer to use (and I have used it for years) is the Lise Watier Portfolio Professional Corrector in Normal. Let me tell you why. This concealer has a number of colours in it. All of the flesh tones can be mixed with one another so that you can find your perfect match any time of the year! The green colour can also be used to mask redness if you have a lot of redness surrounding a blemish. Working with green does take a bit of experimentation as you don't want it to be visible. So make sure to practice with it and use sparingly! The highlight (violet colour) can be used, again sparingly, if you want to highlight any areas of your face - primarily if you have dark under eyes this can be used beneath to lighten that area. Remember, with products like this one practice makes perfect. It will take some time, and patience to get it just right...but trust me, it's worth it!
If you read my blog on the magic of makeup you will have witnessed the large, red, blemish I had that day. I concealed it using the steps below. When it comes to concealer application, you want to warm the product with your fingers, to give it a creamier, more blendable consistency. Once you have done that dab it onto your blemish with your fingers first. Then, for best results, you will want to go over your blemish with a small concealer brush. You can buy Quo brushes at Shoppers Drug Mart, which offer both a small and large concealer brush. This will allow you to apply the product directly onto your blemish, camouflaging it with the rest of your face. Once you have concealed your pimple, use your BB cream, or foundation and apply it on the rest of your face. Make sure to blend it in well. After this step, you might want to touch up any red areas again with your concealer brush. Apply your eye makeup, then set your foundation with a light dusting of powder (this step is optional, though I do find it helps minimize shine if you have oily skin). Finish up with blush, bronzer, cheek highlight, a gloss of your choice and you're ready to start your day.
Okay you likely don't have a bulls eye surrounding your blemish, but I know that when I wake up with a new, unwanted zit on my face it can feel like there is. Just make sure to follow the steps above and your blemish will become camouflaged with the rest of your skin creating a flawless finish!
If you are hoping to treat your pimple(s) while covering at the same time there is a line of makeup that was designed with that purpose in mind. It is called Cover FX and can be purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart and Sephora. Make sure to look for products that offer an anti-acne treatment so that you can cover and treat your skin at the same time. Cover FX makes a primer that treats acne and can be worn under your makeup to protect and treat your skin. If you want to read more about primer click here.
Alright, I know that this post had a lot of information in it, so if you have any questions at all please ask! In future posts, will be providing you with more information on skin types and treatments as well. Hopefully we can all learn together, and have less break outs as a result!
Thanks for reading!
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I am a freelance makeup artist who works out of Waterloo. I am an Ontario qualified teacher with a passion for makeup. I love to help people look and feel their very best!