How To Fake Flawless Skin
All those late nights and unhealthy meals can really cause havoc when it comes to your skin. Not only do they result in dark circles and dull skin, but blemishes as well! – ugh, who needs more of those?! Although with makeup, less is usually more, sometimes a hectic lifestyle leaves us needing a bit more coverage than usual.
If you’re in this boat, check out these tips and tricks to cover up those stubborn blemishes and dark circles and start showing off your b-e-a-utiful flawless face!
Prep: A clean canvas is an absolute must! Before you start applying your makeup, make sure your skin is always properly cleansed, exfoliated, toned and moisturized.
Faux Tan: You know that saying “if you can’t tone it, tan it?” Well, tanned skin also looks more flawless and is a great way to cover up your blemishes. Just to be clear-I’m talking self-tanners. Stay away from harmful tanning salons! One of my favorite self-tanners that I swear by is St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Lotion, 8.0-Fluid Ounces Box.
Prime: Makeup primer not only helps ensure your makeup goes on flawlessly, but it also helps it last way longer! Primer helps avoid foundation streaks, big pores, and redness. If that isn’t enough of an incentive to add this step to your daily routine, here’s two more – primer helps keep oil at bay and fills in fine lines! I recommend Smashbox Photo Finish Primer.
Cover up blemishes: If you wear foundation, you should apply that first, and then dab on concealer directly over the blemish spots. Then, set with a setting powder to make sure it lasts.
When picking out your concealer keep these tips in mind:
- Cover dark under eye circles with an orange-tinted concealer. This will counteract the blue undertones under your eyes.
- Cover up pimples or redness with a green concealer, which will counteract the redness.
- When choosing a regular concealer, don’t match the color to under your eyes. Match it to be a shade lighter than your face. Make sure it’s not too light!
The power of distraction: When you’re feeling super self-conscious about a blemish or pimple, it can seem like the whole entire world is staring at it. The trick is to draw attention away from the flaw and focus it on something else. For example, if you have a blemish on your forehead, draw attention to your mouth with a bold red lip.
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