December 16, 2010

BEAUTY TIPS: Perfect cover-up

Submitted by gabey on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 17:02:00

WOMEN could be plagued by pimples at any point in their lives. While it is the norm when one is in high school where (almost) everyone had zits, things get a little complicated when you are a career woman who has a major presentation and suddenly you get the mother of all pimples right smack on your nose or any other part on your face. Not so great for your con fidence!

The good thing about getting pimples when you are older and out in the working world is that now you have the permission to use makeup as well as the money to buy it. Concealing a zit is actually no easy task. If you do it wrongly, odds are you might draw more attention to it. The Malay Mail walks you through some steps to cover up that angry pimple.

1) Invest in a good concealer that is a perfect match for your skin tone. This is best bought under the expertise of consultants who work at cosmetic counters. Don't be afraid to try as many as you want to achieve the perfect colour.

Wash your hands before touching that zit as you don't know how much bacteria might be on your fingers and it is going to aggravate your pimple if you don't wash and dry your hands properly before application of anything on your face.

2) Use your fingertips (if you do not want to invest in a concealer brush) and apply the concealer right smack in the middle of the pimple.

3) Slowly blend the concealer outwards so that it covers the o ending spot as well as the red in amed area around it.

4) Give it a few minutes to set, then determine if you need to layer on more concealer in the same fashion as the previous step. Layer on more only if absolutely necessary as there is such a thing as too much of a good thing!

5) Now apply your normal base make-up. When applying the foundation, take care not to rub o your concealer. Blend into the area around the pimple slowly until it is seamless.

6) Brush on loose powder gently to set the make-up.

While covering spots up is a way around it, it is best not to have pimples at all. So watch your diet and remember to remove your make-up properly before you go to bed. You might be able to achieve flawless skin without the pretense of make-up.

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