Keep It Concealed

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One thing that everyone hates is a blemish. Blemish, pimple, spots, face demons – they are unwanted no matter what you call them. What makes it even worse is when you try your best to cover them up and your make-up just seems to lack the ability to keep them hidden. The most used product to do this job is a concealer, but what are you supposed to do when that can’t keep it concealed? I’ve learned a little trick over the past while that may help you keep your face demons concealed a little bit better throughout the day. I am currently writing this as I used this method in order to cover a face demon or two of my own this morning. Here’s the trick…


Prime. Before you put on your concealer, make sure you have applied some sort of primer to your skin because that is the first step in making sure that anythign you apply over top with go on more evenly and likely want to stay on your face a little bit longer. I recently got my hands on a new primer that I’m really excited about, but for this one you want to make sure you’re using a really good quality primer that will stay exactly where you apply it. A really great quality primer is the Dr. Jart+ Pore Medic Pore Minish Primer. Also, look for an upcoming blog post where I mention this product and why it was so great I had to go out and buy it for myself.


Double Prime. You may be a bit confused by this and think I’m going to tell you to apply more primer. Yes… and no. This step involves a very particular type of primer: an eye shadow primer. When you use this product normally on your eyes, it really acts as a glue to keep your eye make-up from smudging and creasing, so this will work wonders on a blemish to keep the product on top of it. For this step I will recommend the NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base primer because it does not smudge!


Conceal. Use your favourite concealer that has enough coverage to hide this bad boy away. No more stressing about if people are staring at that red spot on your face. Even if they are, what’s it to them? Everyone has breakouts now and then. We deal with it the best way we can. I dug through my collection and pulled out my full coverage Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer for this trick.


Set. Use any sort of setting powder to set your make-up to keep it in place and prevent any of the make-up form sliding off throughout the day. I recommend a trustworthy product such as the Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder to set all your make-up in place. Hopefully this little trick helps keep those face demons hidden. Be sure to remove your make-up when you get home and no longer need your make-up on and treat that blemish with the appropriate skin care products to help get rid of it the right way.