In a perfect world, our skin would be free of acne scars or other spots of discoloration. Unfortunately, this isn't a perfect world. It can be frustrating to apply your makeup only to realize that your dark spots are still visible.
Covering up your dark spots completely can be done; it just requires a little extra effort and the right technique. Here's how to cover up dark spots the right way.
Step One: Prep Your Skin
Makeup likes to settle into scars, ridges and pockmarks. It does this even more when skin isn't properly prepped. To avoid this, begin with skin that is clean and moisturized. For an even more even finish, use a primer.
Step Two: Start With Concealer
Whether you should start with concealer or foundation is one of the biggest debates in the beauty world. At Frends, we have a mixed view on this. When it comes to concealing dark under-eye circles, we prefer to apply concealer after foundation. However, when it comes to concealing dark spots and acne scars, we prefer to do it first.
Step Three: Use the Right Product, The Right Way
To conceal dark spots use a fine brush to apply concealer that matches your skin color. You want to apply a bit of concealer onto the back of your hand and lightly pick up product with your brush. Layer the concealer onto the dark spot using a gentle dabbing motion, gradually picking up color.
It's important that you use a concealer that matches your skin tone; if you use the same concealer you use for your under-eyes, which is usually a shade lighter than your skin, you'll go from having a dark spot to a light spot. Remember, we want everything to blend together.
Step Four: Seal The Deal
When you're using concealer and foundation, it's extra crucial that you finish everything off with a powder that will lock it all into place. This will keep everything from sliding around. We love the Neutral Set Colorless Face Powder from Ben Nye Makeup.
Bonus Step: Lighten Dark Spots Over Time
It can be difficult to lighten dark spots, but it's possible if you regularly use the right products in your skincare regimen. Look for serums that feature AHA and Vitamin C in their ingredients, as both can help to repair the texture and appearance of the skin. With these tips, you can diminish the appearance of your scars and dark spots. Any of the steps listed here can be accomplished with a product on our site. Join Frends Beauty today and you'll save 10 percent on your first order.