So I’m really big when it comes to looking fly, and being fancy. A woman should always feel good on the inside, and one thing that contributes to that is, looking good on the outside. So here are a few tips and tricks to cover up somethings that we not be so proud of. Remember to alway embrace your true beauty, no matter what.
How to conceal acne scars and blemishes
Good news: You really can erase signs of acne. The trick to concealing damage from old breakouts is knowing what type of scar you’re dealing with, says Rebecca Kazin, MD, associate director at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, D.C. The toughest ones to hide are the kind that leave a pit deep in the skin—but the right technique can smooth them over. First use a primer, like Smashbox Photo Finish Primer($36; sephora.com). “It will act almost as a spackle does when filling a hole, giving you a flatter surface to work on,” says Lijha Stewart, Make Up For Ever’s director of artistry and education. Then apply your foundation, followed by a full-coverage concealer to disguise discoloration. (Most women use concealer first, but you’ll actually achieve better coverage if you start with foundation.) To hide an active blemish, dab on a treatment product first. Then apply a darker shade of concealer than the one you typically use to brighten your undereye circles, says Stewart; otherwise, it will highlight the spot.
How to conceal redness and dark spots
Maybe you flush easily or have dark spots that show through your foundation no matter what you do. Solution: color-correcting products. “Green and yellow help brighten and balance redness, while peach will neutralize darkness,” says Stewart. To counteract ruddiness, we like to apply Physicians Formula Mineral Cushion Corrector + Primer Duo SPF 20 in Yellow/Green (before foundation. And to disguise hyperpigmentation, try Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in Peach or Deep Peach
How to conceal stretch marks and cellulite
Ah, stretch marks and cellulite. Even swimsuit models battle these normal imperfections, which aren’t necessarily related to weight, says Dr. Kazin. In fact, some of us are just genetically predisposed to these skin conditions. The secret to making stretch marks seem to disappear is to use primer to blur and concealer to fade. As for lessening the appearance of cellulite, any rich moisturizing lotion paired with massage can temporarily plump up the skin, minimizing dimpling, points out Dr. Kazin. A formula with firming ingredients and caffeine, such as (10) Clarins Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert ($70; sephora.com), is especially helpful for tightening and toning.
Courtesy of Health.com