I’ve been waiting for a moment like this to pop up. An oh-so precious moment when a monster zit would appear on my face for one little reason — to be able to show you via photo how to cover up such a monster!
The technique is simple, and the success lies in one big factor — with any red discoloration on your face, make sure you use a concealer that has a yellow-tone. The reason? Color theory.
You see, on the color wheel, red lies opposite green, therefore the colors cancel each other out on the skin. You could use a green concealer, but I’ve found that green concealers are a bit hard to blend for the Average Jane Makeup User.
Yellow/olive-based concealers do work very well and help neutralize the red tones of blemishes, so I recommend those. In this breakdown, I’m using MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid in NC40 as my foundation, MAC’s Studio Finish Concealer in NC30, MAC’s Invisible Set Powder, and MAC’s #187 brush.
Step One: I hope this photo of a recent blemish doesn’t scare you too much! Start with a clean canvas, and make sure your skin is moisturized and fully prepped.
Step Two: Apply a light layer of foundation. Yes, I’m a foundation first person – some people aren’t and that’s fine, but if you put foundation over concealer, you will erase all your hard concealing work!
Step Three: Using your ring finger, apply your concealer using tapping motions. What you’re aiming for is to basically push the concealer into your skin. Make sure you blend around the edges, but do not attempt to blend the actual blemish! That will only muddle things up in the end.
Step Four: Voila … I still needed to blend a bit more around the edges, but notice that the red is all gone!
Step Five: Set with a translucent powder, and you’re set!
What are your favorite concealers for your face?