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How to Cover Acne With Makeup?

Hello, my beautiful friends!

Have you ever had to cover acne? Personally, I always try to cover acne and post acne when I do makeup.

Every single day I get questions on my Instagram account from girls asking how I manage to cover acne and post acne scars.

Today I will try to share my experience and show how you can hide acne and other facial skin defects without using tons of cosmetics.

Let’s Cover Acne Together!

Step 1

Firstly, apply silky, lightweight Benefit The POREfessional PRO Balm Primer to minimize pores and make skin smoother. Pat the balm on problem areas and blend it with fingertips.

Also, apply MAC Strobe Cream (Peachlite) on cheekbones, chin, nose-tip and above the eyebrow to achieve the healthy glowing effect.

Step 2

Apply green concealer (I prefer Urban Decay Naked Skin) on the redness. Green color helps to hide red undertones on the skin.

Step 3

It’s time to apply the foundation.

My favorite product is Clinique Redness Solutions. It’s not comedogenic, doesn’t cause new acne and doesn’t clog pores. Furthermore, it perfectly covers all flaws.

I prefer to apply it using a brush or beauty blender.

Step 4

Contouring time! I do classic contouring.

Please notice how I apply and blend concealers: I do it by tapping not to damage previous layers.

Step 5

Let’s set everything with the transparent powder.

Sometimes I use a little trick: I apply additional powder directly on breakouts and a little bit around breakouts because it allows setting this area better.

In addition, I add some bronzer after I applied powder.

Step 6

Now let’s add a little bit of blush and highlighter to make skin tone fresher.

Finally, as the final touch, apply setting spray to mix all layers together. I prefer to blow the face to better set everything.

Products

Cosmetic:

Benefit The POREfessional PRO Balm Primer
MAC Strobe Cream (Peachlite)
Urban Decay Naked Skin Green Concealer
Clinique Redness Solutions
Morphe Concealer (Fudge)
Tarte Shape Tape
MUFE Ultra HD Loose Powder
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
theBalm Balm Beach
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
Mario Badescu Facial Spray

Brushes:

Zoeva Golden Brush Set
Morphe Y7 Round Buffer Brush
Real Technique Powder Brush
Real Technique Blush Brush
Anastasia Beverly Hills A23

Thank you!

Thank you for reading!

I hope that you found something new and that my bits of advice were helpful.

If you want me to write more on this topic, then please like this post comment below!

Love you all! ♥️

With love,
Nadia

Summer Makeup Essentials

Hello my beautiful friends!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog, but I am going to do all my best to be more consistent!

Today I want to cover an interesting topic — choosing your makeup essentials for the summer.

General Ideas

I used to get tons of cosmetics “just in case” and used only 20% of that.

Many of us already gone or still planning to go on a vacation to the sea. But when it comes to choosing the right makeup products to take with you, many of us begin to wonder: how many things do I need to take to keep a bag not overloaded and be able to look flawless.

I want to cover the topic of decorative cosmetics. And as for the care — it’s very individual, and only you can choose the right products.

To begin with, I want to remind, that to look great you have to allow your face to relax while you are on the beach. Give it as much rest as possible. And in the evening for dinner, you can emphasize your natural beauty.

I don’t know how about you, but personally, I used to get tons of cosmetics “just in case” and used only 20% of that.

With the time I adapted, and today I want to share my pieces of advice on how to minimize the amount of cosmetics for a holiday, but still look great.

Observe Yourself

What do you use more often?

What shades do you prefer?

Do you like eyeliner or do you prefer playing with different eyeshadow?

Do you prefer lip glosses or do you not see yourself without matte lipstick? If you do not really use lipsticks day to day, then the chances of using that are little. Your hand will still be drawn to your favorite lip gloss.

Lip Gloss

Ready-made Cosmetic Sets

Many brands prefer universal products and create compact sets or mini versions. When buying a set consisting of few lipsticks, a pair of shadows, blush, and bronzer, make sure that all shades are suitable for you. As if not, you will end up using only one product, and the rest will simply collect dust.

However, if you have some mascara samples, miniatures of lipsticks or foundations, then it is a fantastic opportunity to bring freshness into your look. It will make you try something new, and you will not have to overload your suitcase.

Create the Custom Makeup Palette Yourself

How many times have you faced the fact that you buy a palette with a certain number of colors, you think you use all the shades, but after a while, you realize that only a few colors are wiped to the iron bottom?

So, why not buy an empty little palette and fill it with 4-8 important to you shades which will help at any time of the day or night? You will also benefit from the ability to replace this or that color if it finishes or becomes damaged.

Custom Makeup Palett

The key thing is to choose a high-quality, strong palette so that it will serve you for at least a year.

As of myself, I use these palettes (clickable):

Cosmetic Transformers

What if you could use products multi-functionally? For example, instead of bringing 10 different lipsticks and glitters, take one lip pencil and neutral lip gloss, which you can combine.

A pencil of a saturated color can be used as an excellent alternative to a matte lipstick and by adding a softer lipstick of neutral shades you will add more volume to your lips and will instantly transform the color of your lips.

You can use lip gloss not only as a single product, but also in a duet with lipstick or pencil, or even with everything at once.

Highlighter and Eyeshadow

On vacation, you can easily replace one product with another.

For example, you might not use a highlighter as much, but you might think that it will definitely come in handy for a tanned skin.

What if I tell you that you can achieve the same result by applying light shadows or a pigment with little sparkles on the zones that you want to emphasize?

Highlighter and Eyeshadow

Or vice versa, you might prefer matte shadows with the shimmery shades. Then you can easily replace shimmery shades with the highlighter and apply it to your eyes.

Blushes and Eyeshadow

The same as in the example with highlighter: you can replace blushes with shadows and vice versa.

Blushes and Eyeshadow

Nowadays natural and fresh makeup is a trend. So you can safely put blushes not only on cheeks but also on eyelids, a nose tip, and a chin.

If you have a product that consists of several shades, then it is even better!

Super Pencil

Now the market has a huge number of cream shade pencils, which can perform many functions.

It can really help you if you want to draw the lower eyelid to enlarge and refresh the eye visually.

It will also help you when you need a shadow primer.

ABH Pro Pencil

You won’t believe, but it also will be helpful when you need to draw a lip contour for the volume; or even when you need to clean the outline of the eyebrow slightly.

Universal Tone

I wouldn’t recommend using thick foundations on vacation, as they negatively affect your skin. It’s better to use light textures.

If you are afraid that the reddening will come out or you already have some uninvited guests, then you’ll need a good, full coverage concealer that you can pinpoint on problem areas and leave the remaining areas without an extra layer of foundation.

Foundation

Thank you

Thank you if you have read till there 🙂

With love,

Nadia


Products From This Post (clickable)

Victoria Secret Python Train Case Duo

Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Pencil

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trios

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow x 6: Fruit A La La

Huda Beauty  Lip Contour Matte Pencil

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Lovely Purple Makeup

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my website. I decided to start sharing my makeup looks from Instagram here, but with expanded descriptions. I will write why I used specific products, what makes them unique and where you can buy them. Let’s go!

Accessories

I started this look idea from buying this head accessorise (I did not manage to find the exact one, but I found pretty much similar). It perfectly sits on the head and makes hairstyle more unique.

Eyes

I have many different eyeshadows. But for this makeup look I decided to try recently received Moonshadow Palette from Makeup Store. Just look how special it is! When I received and opened this palette I was so impressed, shocked and obsessed! These eyeshadows perfectly applied, perfectly shaded and look great in the finished make-up. The color pigmentation is incredible.

To make my eyes look more opened and bright, I used Stardust “Funky” from Makeup Store.

Lashes

Huda Beauty Sasha #11

Brows

You probably noticed already that for 99% of my makeup looks I use Dip Brow Pomade in Dark Brown from Anastasia Beverly Hills to make my eyebrows have a clear shape. This pomade is truly pigmentated and waterproof (it is really useful in London).

Face

After eating tons of sweets during Christmas holiday, I have got a lot of acne. One of the best products which allow achieving flawsless skin is Ultra HD Foundation Stick from Make Up For Ever. It doesn’t dry your skin and perfectly hides dry skin areas.

In the past, I used a great contouring palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. However, recently I found out that Morphe Brushes 9C Palette is excellent as well. It has many shades, and you will be able to find those which suits you most.

And the last product which I used for my face is Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit Gleam. It is one of my favorite highlighters. Glitters are evenly distributed on the skin site without leaving any large chunks. It also helps you to highlight your prettiest face areas during the daylight.

Lips

In December I purchased few Huda Beauty liquid lipsticks for the first time, and I fell in love! In this makeup I used Liquid Matte lipstick “Famous”. The lipstick is resistant and, as you can see, the color is very rich and vibrant.

Thank you very much for reading!

See you next time!