- Treat: "First of all, you want to get yourself a salicylic acid [treatment] or even a salicylic-glycolic acid combination," Carmindy advises. What this does is help dry out the pimple and assist in clearing the complexion.
- Prep: Apply moisturizer and primer as usual, but avoid putting them directly on your pimple(s) in order to keep your impending makeup from slipping off. Tip: dab a clean cotton swab over the pimple to ensure it's free of product.
- Apply foundation: After sweeping foundation on all over, use a nonlatex sponge on the area where there's a pimple to stipple/push the makeup into the skin.
- Conceal: "Then take a fine-tipped concealer brush and use a little concealer that has salicylic acid built in," she says. Lightly layer the medicated concealer right on top of the pimple, making sure the color completely matches your foundation. Remember: if you go too light, you're highlighting the area, if you go too dark you're creating a spot.
- Powder: Finish with a light dusting of yellow-tinted powder. "This will set the product onto the blemish, and also, that yellow tint will counteract any redness." Adds Carmindy, "The key isn't spot-concealing or concealing the whole face with heavy foundation just because you have a breakout."
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