Well, Shoot.

We’ve all had those mornings. You wake up, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and when you look in the mirror, what you see isn’t quite as lovely. It’s a big, red zit.

Well, shoot. What do you do now?

Before applying makeup to hide it, don’t forget to medicate the little devil. Personally, I wash my face with Burt’s Bees Renewing Refining Cleanser every day (for more long-term acne help) and use Burt’s Bee’s Acne Solutions Spot Treatment for jerks like the one on my chin. It’s by no means instant, but it gets the job done quickly without leaving behind dry or flaky skin.

Burt’s Bees Renewal Refining Cleanser; Burt’s Bees Acne Solutions Spot Treatment

Now, onto the fun part. I start this makeup challenge with my usual face routine. Moisturizer, primer, and foundation, which I brush on from the middle of my face, out. I follow this up with a concealer two shades lighter than my skin, pat it to blend (DON’T SMEAR!), and after letting that set for a moment, I pat on a concealer that is the same color as my skin. I let it all set and follow it with a coat of powder foundation to smooth things out. After finishing up the rest of my face, I finish everything off with Urban Decay’s De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray (because my skin likes to get shiny when I don’t want it to).

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Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray, Burt’s Bees Intense Moisture Day Lotion; Benefit Hello Flawless Powder Foundation; Benefit Boiing Concealer; CoverGirl TruBlend Fixstick Concealer; Urban Decay Pore Perfection Primer Potion; Benefit Hello Flawless Liquid Foundation

Unfortunately, it’s near impossible to completely hide¬†this blemish completely using only makeup. There’s usually still a bump. An evil, annoying, infuriating bump. However, with this technique I get good coverage all day! Try it out for yourself and let me know how it goes!

No makeup; just foundation; mid-contour; with light concealer & skin-color concealer;  finished with powder foundation

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