We’ve all been there. You have a giant red blemish and your first instinct is to smother it with foundation and concealer in a desperate attempt to cover it up. The problem with this tactic is it often makes the problem area more obvious.
It is possible to achieve natural coverage AND conceal blemishes. You just need the right approach and a good concealer.
Here are my top tips:
Choose a concealer that is the same colour as your skin tone, or as close as possible. One of the most common mistakes I see is concealer that is too light. This may cover the redness, but it will highlight the area, making it more obvious and will also show up on camera. My pick is the RMS un-cover up concealer.
Less is more
If you have a raised bump and smother it in 8 layers of foundation and a thick coating of concealer, not only are you applying coverage to areas where you don’t need it, but you will also draw more attention to the area and make it appear larger than it actually is.
Buffing a red, flakey area with a brush will irritate the area and may cause further infection. Using a beauty blender to pat product into your skin is a gentle way to achieve a smooth finish. This will help reduce the appearance of pores by pushing product into the skin and will flatten any flakey, dry areas.
Set the area
For long lasting coverage it’s important to set your foundation and concealer with a light layer of powder. Again, dabbing the product onto the skin will give you the most flawless finish. My favourite is the RMS un-powder.
For a full tutorial on how I conceal blemishes using organic makeup, click the video below.