I seriously considered just using my handy "edit" button in my iPhoto program to easily blur this Mt. Vesuvius growing on my chin that is so massive and that hurts to even slightly touch and brings tears to my eyes - you know the kind. But my husband encouraged me to be authentic, and share with my readers "how would JennySue Makeup would deal with it?" I mean even my kids noticed it and were asking, "what's that red thing on your chin??"
So here I am, giving you my step by step instructions on how I am covering up the dreaded face blemish. It's actually pretty easy if you do the steps in the right order and have the right ammunition to fight it (products & tools)!
STEP 1. APPLY A STAY PUT FOUNDATION
Apply a thin layer of your foundation all over your face to even out your entire skin tone to start with. If you have a foundation that is marketed as budge proof, stay put, long wear, that is best because foundation tends to slip n slide right off the dreaded zits! I'm using Stila's Stay All Day Foundation.
To effectively cover a small space like a zit, you MUST own a concealer brush bc the tip is going to be tiny enough to just touch the actual blemish. So many people go wrong by applying concealer to their spot with their finger or something too large. My favorite tool is this Kevyn Aucoin one bc you can cover the smallest of small blemish right in the center where you need it without applying too much conceal around the perimeter - thus lighting up the area that doesn't need to be lighter! And using a yellow based concealer is key, because the yellow will counteract the redness thus making it not as obvious. Of course a full coverage concealer is necessary, like this Make Up For Ever one. (I'm wearing color 6, sand)
STEP 3. SET WITH A POWDER
I like using a matte powder that closely resembles your skin tone. Don't use your shine or illuminating powders because they actually draw attention to these spots, which is exactly what we don't want!! I'm using this new one by L'Oreal Infallible (and you know how much I love all of their infallible products). Infallible means "incapable of failure or error" so there you go - this powder won't fail you when covering up your blemish!! Make sure to press the powder INTO the blemish with a sponge, no swiping motions or brushes which don't set as well.
SHOP MY BLEMISH BANISHER PRODUCTS & TOOLS :
I really took one for the team putting my blemish on display so now I'd love for you to share your blemish fixer upper products and/or advice!! (P.S. the blemish is thankfully on it's way out after 4 days of daily applications of benzol peroxide and extreme face washing.)