How could I almost forget I had a huge zit on my chin?
Teenage hormones you know! *flips hair*
Teenage hormones you know! *flips hair*
Seriously, I had this huge zit on my chin for more than a week now! When I decided to make a good use of it, it went smaller yet multiplied into 2! How in the world that happen?
So trying to keep things positive, I may as well make a good use of this "zit" and bumpy redness to help others who are going through the same dilemma! Oh yes, the reason why it shrunk was because of my constant use of The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil (my ultimate savior!)
Just in case you forgot, I made a first photo-torial on how to spot conceal several years ago (Link Here) And I'm sharing my version 2.0! A better way in my opinion!
If you are a BB cream, CC Cream or foundation wearer, feel free to apply the product on your face as you usually do! If you are just a powder foundation user, you may start this step immediately.
P.S. I applied a light foundation all over my face beforehand for the sake of "looking nice" in this tutorial. Yes, I love you guys THAT much! :D
Pick a cream concealer, these cream concealers may not be your favorite for the undereye area (as they have the posibility to crease), this will turn out to be your best friend for pimples and acne marks! One of my favorite is from Ben Nye Media Pro Conceal-All-Wheel.
If you have extreme redness due to acne, correct the color first by using a green corrector, but, for normal redness, I prefer to use high coverage concealer that is around the shade of my skin! This works just as good!
With a small flat-shader brush, you can even use a synthetic eyeliner brush (the smaller the better), gently pat the concealer on top of the pimple marks. Dabbing is the key, we don't want to "move" the concealer you freshly applied!
After first layer, if you can still see some redness peeking through, apply second layer! This time, with extra light hand motion to prevent moving your first layer!
Use the back side of the concealer brush (or pick any clean brush) and gently brush off the outer edges. This is the ONLY time you can use light sweeping motion.
If you can still see some "lines", feel free to use your clean fingers and gently blend out the edges. Again, keep in mind NOT to touch the pimple mark.
As much as you are as excited as I am to go to the next step! STOP, WAIT and BREATHE IN AND OUT! This is the mos crucial step that I discovered! You have to wait for the concealer to "settle" and this is the stage wherein you will find if you need a 3rd or 4th layer!
Once you are happy with the coverage, well, let me remind you to keep in mind that when you conceal bumpy pimples, acne marks --- you can only conceal the redness, don't expect to see the Bumps disappear! :) So please be nice to yourself!
Pick your favorite loose setting powder! I usually pick powder foundation to do this step but I find powder foundation may create a "fake" looking concealing due to the maximum coverage done in ONE area! So I prefer to pick a lightweight loose powder that is there to "set" not to add extra coverage.
My favorite as of the moment? Purely Cosmetics loose powder (available HERE) and the best tool to apply? A damp sponge! In this tutorial I used a lightly damped Mehron sponge.
Using the tip of the Beauty Blender or any sponge, make sure the sponge is slightly damp, not wet! Pick some of the loose powder pigments as shown on photo below. (Sorry for the dirty sponge, as stated, I did a quick foundation routine prior to this tutorial)
With extremely light hand motion, roll the sponge with the loose powder on top of the concealed zit! Why is the loose powder applied with damp sponge more effective? Well, once dry, it won't move! (Imagine the guys doing your roads! They wet the cement right? Same concept, aren't you glad I'm a road gal? :P)
Done and Done! Now try your best not to touch that zit because I'm virtually pulling your ear and you'll probably hear a voice: "STOP DOING THAT!" Yes, that's me!
Do you like my version 2.0 spot concealing technique?
Have you learned something new from this tutorial?
Any techniques you would like to share?