Regardless of whether you have a great hair day or crush on work, a bad breakout can change everything completely. Pimples are not only incredibly uncomfortable and uncomfortable, as the many zits on my right cheek show, they can also be very difficult to overcome if you do not understand the best practices for doing so.
Although pimples are available in all sizes and sizes, there are certain makeup techniques that can help lessen the appearance of your face when you look for it. The proper coverage or finesse of a beautyblender could be the difference between a little too much and a smoother, more natural complexion. As someone who has gone through many trials and errors with flaws and dark spots, I know that it requires some skills to cover them up ̵
To find out how outbursts can disappear (at least for a few hours) I spoke to Kelli J. Bartlett, Artistic Director of Glamsquad; Prominent make-up artist Allan Avendaño; and Dominique Lerma Moda Brush Performing Artist to find out the common mistakes we make when it comes to hiding pesky pimples.
. 1 They do not allow your outbreak to heal properly.
If you stack a lot of make-up over your pimples, they will not only be more obvious, but will also slow down the healing process. It is not enough just to cover them up and to hope that they will disappear. Treating the skin under the make-up will help make pimples disappear earlier. "One common mistake that women make when they hide outbreaks is not taking the time to heal the outbreak before proceeding to hide outbreaks," explains Lerma. "I never recommend putting make-up on an open pimple. It's as unhygienic as it sounds, and the outbreak does not heal properly when make-up is packed on top. Editor's Note: Because outbreaks of improper handling can get worse, resulting in dark spots or even scratches, it's best to use a syringe stain treatment such as Mario Badescu Drying Lotion $ 17 so they can dry and heal before they hide.
. 2 They use dirty make-up tools.
If you do not wash your brushes and sponges, bacteria can accumulate, which can aggravate the acne. "Before you can make-up, make sure everything is clean, not soiled brushes or sponges," says Avendaño to SELF. Makeup guru Bobbi Brown said that the eye brushes should be cleaned at least twice a month, while everyone else can be washed once a month.
. 3 They are not moisturizing enough.
Even if you do not have an outbreak, moisturizing should always be a first step before applying make-up, as this forms a smooth base for foundation and concealer. It also helps to avoid making you look as if you are overstocking too much. "Skin care is always of the utmost importance, but especially in outbreaks," says Lerma. "I recommend that you follow your skincare, but apply a little more moisturizer to the skin and then prime the entire face."
Avendaño agrees and explains that applying a moisturizer before priming makes a big difference Acne prone skin . "Whenever I work on someone with acne, I try applying moisturizer first, so that dry areas are completely hydrated so that Concealer and Foundation do not get stuck in dry spots around their outbreaks," he says. "I love using the Differin Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30 before applying the primer because it is a moisturizer with SPF and because of its matte finish also serves as a primer."
4. You do not use a color corrector.
Color correction can be intimidating, but once you understand how colors are suitable for different problems, they can be your secret weapon to disguise tricks – especially if they are more focused on the red page theme. Color correctors are "very helpful for really red pimples or dark acne scars," explains Bartlett. "Usually I use a green shade for red, inflamed spots, but also for yellowish ones. Peach colors cover dark spots very well.
Less hiding out, Lerma recommends starting with a small amount of the product and adding more if necessary, especially when using color correctors. "When used correctly, color correctors work like magic," she explains. "I always recommend starting with a small amount of the product and adding more if necessary, as it's always easier to add more than lose weight."
. 5 You are not choosing the right color for the concealer.
As with choosing the right base color for your complexion, using the right concealer (19459041) is important for covering outbreaks. "One of the biggest mistakes people make is choosing a concealer that's the wrong color for their outbreak," says Bartlett. "If the color is too light and the pimple has an increased texture, it will not blend evenly into the surrounding skin. Choose an exact match to your skin tone – or even slightly deeper – so you can easily camouflage the pimple. "Imagine it: If you use a concealer hue that is too light for your skin tone, it's like picking out your pimples
6. You use a wrong make-up brush.
To seamlessly cover outbreaks, using the right application tool is critical. Avendaño vows to use a buffing brush (one with dense bristles) to apply a primer to his outbreak customers. "I tend to apply the product in a circular motion with a dry polishing brush," he explains. He says that he does not use mixed sponges because he thinks they are removing product defects from the stains – the opposite of what you want. Lerma agrees and states that Brushes provide a wider range of motion for flawless makeup applications.
However, not all make-up artists agree on sponges. While Bartlett prefers to use a make-up brush for her clients with an acne-prone skin, she also uses a sponge to end the look she calls a 'combination method'. A small, sturdy brush can enable targeted masking, she explains. If you add a fluffy brush, you can mix the edges better. "A sponge helps to melt make-up into the skin and make it look like it's not there [even]," she says. If you cover up a particularly bad eruption, Bartlett recommends using a dry sponge for more complete coverage, as wetting a sponge tends to quench the foundation.
. 7 They put on too much makeup.
One of the beauty lessons I learned the hard way was that overcompensation with more pimpling products often makes the situation even worse. The main culprit? Too much powder that "gives the pimple more texture and makes it visible," says Avendaño. First, make sure that all dry areas of your face are well hydrated. If you decide to use a color corrector, apply it next, and then apply your Foundation. Then lightly dab the concealer with a flat brush on the areas that require special attention. Build the product in thin layers until the eruption is barely visible. Finish your look by dusting the face with a little powder so that everything can stay.