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Get the Look: Camouflage Blemishes Video

Hide blemishes so effectively that no one will even know you ever had them.

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Regardless of skin type, every one gets them--blemishes. They can't always be avoided, but fortunately, makeup can help. We're going to show you how to effectively cover blemishes and dark spots so no one will even know you ever had them. Here's how to get the look. Make sure you moisturize your skin thoroughly before applying any concealer or foundation. Concealer is a lot thicker than foundation. If you apply it to dry skin, you'll get a caky look. Start with a foundation primer. Then, put on your foundation. This may sound counterintuitive, but you'll insure better coverage if you apply your foundation before concealer. By using a foundation primer first, you won't need to use as much concealer and you'll get a much lighter look. When choosing a color for your skin tone, foundation should match perfectly. Concealer should be a tad lighter than the shade of your foundation. Make sure you choose that color carefully. Select a color for what you're covering up. For example, orange-tinged concealers do well to disguise bluish under-eye circles. A mint green concealer counteracts the redness of a pimple. The idea is that concealers act as neutralizers. Unlike foundation, concealer is mostly made of pigment, so you only really need a little bit. First, apply the concealer with a synthetic concealer brush. Start on the outside at the red part and work in. Apply with your finger and tap gently until it blends into your skin. Use your ring finger for this. It's the weakest digit and therefore the most gentle. If you're applying concealer to a small area, an angled brush can do the trick. Apply a very small amount. You can always add more if you need to. Concealer will last longer than foundation, so you want to make sure it stays in place. Take a large, fluffy brush dusted with translucent powder, tap off the excess powder so you don't get a caky mess, and lightly whisk over your face to set the makeup. Repeat this process until the blemish is gone. You shouldn't have to worry about blemishes for the rest of the day.

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