How to Cover Any Blemish Anywhere, Courtesy of the People Who Do Victoria's Secret Angels' Body Makeup

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Victoria's Secret Angels' wearing white underwear and body makeup, celebrating on stage
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As spring draws near, we're contemplating (fearfully) the idea of exposing our long-covered bodies to the world in all their dull, dry, acned glory. And while we're experts at concealing spots and blemishes on our faces, the rest of our skin real estate is a different story. 

We've looked to the powers that be at Victoria's Secret, who've yielded some of the most enviable bodies in the business. Here, fresh off the shoot for the first-ever Victoria's Secret Swim Special, makeup artist Carolina Gonzalez helps us break down how to cover up anything anywhere.

"Apply a couple of layers, but let the product dry in between," advises Gonzales. "If more is needed, cover with a  cream blush, which puts the blood back into the color so that its not too yellow."

As far as an application tool, look to a medium-sized flat makeup brush designed for the body. We love Make Up For Ever's Body Foundation Brush ($36).

To avoid streakiness, you must blend the product evenly. Gonzales swears by a mitt like Vita Liberata Tanning Mitt ($6.50) for a truly #flawless application. Bonus: It'll keep your palms from getting stained so you'll never get caught orange-handed.

The Victoria's Secret Swim Special premieres on February 26 at 10 p.m. on CBS.

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Beauty Editor

Lauren Valenti is Vogue’s former senior beauty editor. Her work has also appeared on,, and in In Style. She graduated with a liberal arts degree from Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, with a concentration on Culture and Media Studies and a minor in Journalism.