This winter has really done a number on my skin. It’s so dry and so cold and my skin does not like that one bit! I have developed some acne on me cheeks which I find extremely frustrating. I thought I would share how I achieve a full coverage base without going crazy with the products.
I really don’t like my makeup to read as “makeup.” I don’t like wearing heavy duty foundations that require a pick axe to take off come bedtime. I achieve my full coverage base by strategically placing my foundation and then using the magic of pin-point concealing.
The Kjaer Weis Foundation is nice and high coverage without looking too heavy. I attribute that to the lovely oils within the foundation. I like to keep my foundation primarily on my nose, cheeks and chin. I don’t bring my foundation to my hairline but that’s just my personal preference. I use my fingers to work this into the skin and it just provides a beautiful base that isn’t obvious. If you don’t use foundation all over your face it’s extremely important to really blend the edges so that it’s not apparent that you have patches of foundation on your face.
Pin-point concealing is a technique of placing concealer only on the affected area with a small brush. If you are unaware of this technique or need a refresher I highly recommend checking out Lisa Eldridges Natural Flawless Skin Tutorial. It’s extremely helpful and will walk you through the basics. For concealing I use the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-2 which has an extremely thick and dry consistency. I like to pop a drop of Ko & Humble Passion Fruit Seed Oil onto the back of my hand and dip my brush into that and then go into my concealer. It just adds a bit of emollience to the formula.
After I pin-point conceal all of my blemishes and scars I blend the edges of the concealer with my fingers and set everything with powder. My concealer lasts all day and I don’t have to worry about too much product sliding all over my face.
What’s your favorite way for covering up acne or scarring? Let me know down in the comments! I am always looking for great new techniques or products!