How to Cover Up a Pimple in 5 Simple Steps
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Familiar with the feeling of desperation when a pimple rears on your face? No witchcraft or magic needed, with the right makeup tricks and tips, you can simply make your pimples disappear. So, before you go picking and popping, take a look at this step-by-step pimple cover-up procedure. Patience required!
STEP 1: DRY THEM OUT OVERNIGHT
Since it is not recommended to put makeup on an open wound, the first thing you should do is dry out the blemish.
“An oldie but goodie, I start with toothpaste overnight,” says celebrity makeup artist, Elena Miglino. “I’ve been doing this since I was a kid and I swear by it.”
Except for toothpaste, other safer options are a benzoyl peroxide, or a hydrocolloid patch, which absorbs pus and helps flatten the blemish.
STEP 2: WASH YOUR FACE
The morning after, your zit will probably be noticeable smaller. At this point, just gently clean your face, eliminating the oil or other residue on your.
“I cleanse the skin with a cotton round and micellar water,” says Miglino. It gets you clean without leaving behind any oily residue. Be gentle when washing the face—you don’t want to open the pimple again!
STEP 3: APPLY A CONCEALER
“When it comes to zits, less is more,” says Miglino. “The more makeup you put on it, the more attention you will attract to it. This is obviously the last thing you’re going for here. ”
To keep cover-up to a bare minimum, Miglino recommends using a heavy, creamy concealer that will cover the pimple in only one layer. Thicker formula unlike water-based one will help your concealer stick—preventing a mid-day slip that will expose your pimple.
“First I put concealer right on the target area,” says Miglino. “Then I spread it with my brush, but only right around the pimple, to help camouflage it in with the rest of my skin.”
STEP 4: BLEND
Blending is the next step ensuring that your cover up looks flawless. “With my same brush I start to gently blend the concealer. You want to be careful not to irritate the pimple—soft touches work best,” says Miglino.
STEP 5: COVER WITH PRESSED POWDER
The final step—a touch of pressed powder to help lock in the coverage. “I like this better than a translucent powder because I feel like it has that little extra bit of coverage that I need,” says Miglino. “I like to apply this product with a fluffy powder brush, because I can get it to look as natural as possible on my skin.”
That's howt you can show your pimple who’s boss!
Source: Women's health Mag