Covering facial blemishes is a lot more straightforward than you might think. Find out how to cover facial blemishes with help from a celebrity makeup artist in this free video clip.
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Hi, I'm makeup artist, Chantal Moore and today I'm going to show you how to cover facial blemishes. Drea has, you can see on her face, she has some of the typical imperfections that a lot of women have, some scarring, left over from acne, a little bit of freckling and some hyperpigmentation from the sun and I'm going to show how to just blend that all away. I'm going to use Quick ix by Dermablend in Caramel. So I'm just going to take my ring finger and tap it gently onto the product and warm a little bit of it up on my skin and then targeting these areas of imperfection on Drea's face I'm just going to tap this concealer and gently work it into the skin and immediately this concealer goes to work just neutralizing any imperfections in the skin, any discoloration. The great thing about the texture of this Quick Fix Concealer is that you can use this under your eyes for any imperfections, around your nose, and it has a matte finish but it has a creamy application texture which just makes it that much more blendable, really really nice, just feathering this outward. When you're using a richly pigmented concealer such as the Quick Fix, a great tip for you at home is to make sure that you prime the canvas prior to any coverage application. So that means if you need to use a moisturizer just to make sure that your skin is nice and hydrated or if you need to use a primer which will help you already with any large pores and imperfections in the skin, be sure that you take care of that as a first step prior to applying coverage with a concealer. When choosing an exact color match for your concealer to your skin, ideally you really want a color that just goes right into the skin. You don't really want any mystery there. Depending on where you are purchasing your concealer, you definitely want to get into the most natural light that you can find just to make sure that that color is blending with your skin tone perfectly. Okay, so I've finished with the right side of Drea's face applying the Quick Fix Concealer and I've got this exactly how I want it. The final step with coverage to set the finish and get that long wear is to set it with a bit of powder. So really gently you just want to really tap the powder into the area that you've done concealer work and then feather that out just really gently so that you don't move the coverage and just tap the powder in. Okay, so you can see the finish on Drea's skin, just the luminosity and the perfected appearance of the skin on the right side, just beautiful and luminous. The skin is refined and it looks natural. She has nice coverage but the effect is absolutely natural. It doesn't look like heavy coverage at all. So there you have it, that's how to cover facial blemishes. I'm Chantal Moore. Thank you for watching.