August 8, 2012

..How to Cover a Blemish

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Okay, I know this is not the most glamorous topic, but I thought it would be a helpful one.  We all get these pesky blemishes once and a while, especially during stressful times (unless you are one of those totally annoyingly lucky people that just has beautiful glowing skin all the time), and I thought you all might want to know my tricks of the trade.  I don't know if you guys know this, but I don't have Photoshop or anything like that so if I have a zit, I have to cover it the old fashioned way.  And while digital touch up is great, it's WAY more important to look and feel good in the flesh.  Here is how I create the optical illusion you see above, and it is au-natural, not edited, promise!
  1. Make sure the area is really well moisturized. I would even exfoliate in the shower then apply a really great moisturizer right after.  Makeup in general doesn't sit well on dry skin, this is even more applicable for broken out skin.
  2. Using your ring finger, gently blot a concealer that is your exact skin match onto the spot over and over until completely blended. Never rub it into the skin!
  3. Take a translucent setting powder and again using your ring finger, blot over the area gently.  Bobbi Brown actually makes a creamy concealer kit that comes with both (which is what you see here).  You can repeat steps 2 and 3 once more if you want even more coverage.
  4.  With a makeup sponge, gently blot off any excess product.  Voila!  You are now ready to go back out in public!
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28 comments :

  1. I was just thinking about this today ... its sooo handy to fake perfect skin with photo editing, but to actually look that good in real life is sometimes a bit more work! :)

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  2. That is super helpful! I'm definitely going to buy the Bobbi Brown kit... I've been looking for a good concealer forever and that looks like exactly what I need. Thanks! :)

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  3. that's a perfect cover up job!!! and so important for EVERY girl to know how to do!!!

    CupcakesOMG!

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  4. nice!! My mum bought that concealer from Bobbi Brown. I loved the idea of having the creamy with the powder one together, but they don't have a good color that matches my skin:(! too sad!
    Come back soon, hun <3

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  5. Wow nice cover up job! Totally on my mind because I woke up this morning with a goose egg of a blemish on my forehead. Geez.....I thought this ridonkulous pimple crap would have stopped back in the teen years...LOL

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  6. Looks amazing. I am shit at covering blemishes haha!

    Ava Tallulah

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  7. love when girls are brave enough to do posts like this. they're the ones that are most helpful!

    http://thewearwithal.blogspot.com/

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  8. I've never tried using lotion to start off. I'm excited to try this! Thanks for the tip :)

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  9. You are too adorable Erin! And your skin always looks glowing and flawless... so I am definitely going to have to use these tips :)
    xx
    Here&Now

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  10. Thanks so much for this! I get spots a lot, and find them difficult to cover - I've wanted the Bobbi Brown concealer for a long time but it's expensive, would you really recommend it? (: x

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  11. Definitely a must-know how to! Thanks for doing this!!! lol

    Alissa
    alissakelly.blogspot.com

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  12. It's so true that as fun as photoshop can be, it's zero help when you are sitting in a meeting all day with a pimple. I'm one of those very unlucky people who deals with this very. very. often. I'm going to look into the Bobbi Brown kit :)

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  13. Maybe I'm not using the right make up? Or I'm probaby not blotting and just rubbing. My routine just usually doesn't cover that completely. Great tips!

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  14. Ms Bobbi Brown is a magician...she makes such amazing products! Great tips! Definitely something that everyone (well atleast ALMOST everyone) needs to know. Thanks for sharing! ;)

    Mendi & Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  15. Amazing, you can't even see it all! Love this.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  16. amazing! i always have trouble with this!!

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  17. Thank you for this post! I needed it!

    Lauren,
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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  18. Great tutorial! Totally useful!
    xx

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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  19. That you for the advice, although you still look great without make up!

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  20. You are so naturally beautiful! And brave!

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  21. Wow, that's amazing! I HATE having a zit - nothing makes you feel like a teenager quicker! I'm gonna have to grab that Bobbi Brown concealer!

    And you're beautiful..zit & all! :o)

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  22. I seriously heart you forever for making this post. FOREVER. Can we schedule a DC blogger meet-up sometime this Fall? Coffee and a trip to Sephora, perhaps? I need all the help I can get when it comes to makeup and I could ALWAYS use more female friends in the DC area.

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  23. Thanks for doing this, I always assume that I must live with the ugly until it naturally goes away, but this is a great quick fix! Good to know the ring finger has its other uses haha

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  24. and no photoshop?!? this is brilliant. i totally photoshop it - haha!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  25. Great post girl!! Works like magic! :)

    http://www.leopardmartini.com/

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  26. LOVE my bobbi brown concealer, although i just have a stick one. I'm going to have to look into this little duo!! also I've found the beauty blender sponge works wonders on blemishes too!!! same idea, just pat the concealer, don't rub or blend!! xoxo

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