We all have the bad skin day, sometimes during the monthly cycle, sometimes when we have been parting much, or went on a vacation and have blemishes over the cheeks or the jawline. What can be done? See our skin will take its one time to heal and get back to normal but there are days when we have an important client meeting or have someone coming over that we just cannot afford to let our skin look bad. These tricks are not meant to be used on an everyday basis because it will not be good for the skin. Use them when urgent otherwise stick to the normal routine make-up you do. Definitely, there are going to be some heavy full coverage products involved which aren’t good for any skin type on an everyday basis. Use light products for regular days.
It is extremely important to use a primer before you begin to use heavy products on your face. Why? Because primer is a layer that will cover all the pores on your skin and whatever product you will apply will not come in direct contact with the skin. Now there are two times of primer, one is pore minimizing and the other one is color-based. You want to go for the one, which minimizes pores as the colored one is not of help to you. Now, while applying primer concentrate on the T-zone and the area where you have blemishes or pores. For example, I have got acne on my cheeks and jawline then I would apply primer to the T-zone for oil protection and to the cheeks and the jawline. Not taking any further product I will move my figure to the rest of the face.
Brush Not Sponge
Using a brush will offer you much better coverage when it comes to acne hiding. So what goes wrong when you take a sponge? First of all, it absorbs more products on it. Secondly, the effect a brush will give is not possible with a sponge. Other than that brushes can focus on a small area and a sponge can be difficult to use when applied to a particular point. Moreover, the brush patting technique has shown much better results than the sponge patting when it comes to acne coverage.
The second layer is the foundation; don’t take a full coverage foundation if you have fewer pimples. See the job of the foundation is pigment correction it’s the job of concealer to hide blemishes. Therefore, fewer pimples stick to the liquid matt foundation, creamy products wouldn’t work in your favor. Now if you have more pimples take a make-up palette and add a small amount of light and heavy coverage foundation to it. Using a brush to pat it on the blemishes and move in a circular motion for the rest. Since you are patting on fewer regions you will need a small thick round brush to blend the patches. Be gentle on acne as moving the brush in hustle can be harmful.
To hide the acne you need to have a concealer in the same shade as your foundation is. Again it has to be matt, no creamy products should be used. Apply the concealer on the spots and leave it. Meanwhile, apply a light shade concealer to the undereye. Once you have blended it, use the small round brush in pat motion to give it some coverage over the blemishes. Don’t over-do patting, just 3-4 times will be enough.
The powder is an extremely crucial step because the powder will make sure no sebum is released from your skin. Instead of moving your hand round over your face, take the powder shed the excess and press the brush to your skin. No need to buff the powder as it will move the concealer as well.
Adding highlighter will be a bad idea as it will add up lightning to the face making the acne more visible. Set the make-up, to add some gloss to the matt make wear a lip gloss over a lipstick this will sort of giving you a nice balanced look.