Common Makeup Mistakes & Tips

September 14th, 2015 | Uncategorized

Self confidence may feel non-existent when you’re breaking out, and kicking the feelings of shame and embarrassment can be tough. But don’t feel that way- everybody get zits, and nobody enjoys them!

Just because your skin is going bananas- that’s no reason to hide from your friends and family. Zits are a temporary occurrence, and tend to clear within a week. Even the most severe cases of acne, don’t last forever.

The healing process for acne can feel endless, so while you wait for your skin to get its act together, try some tricky makeup techniques that may help minimize the appearance of your breakouts.



  • Never match a foundation color to the back of your hand. Use your neck to match a foundation.
  • If your foundation is wearing-away too easily, try using a primer. A primer will keep foundation bonded with your skin.
  • Use a foundation brush or sponge. The tool you choose is based on the type of coverage you are looking for. Foundation brushes are typically used for lighter formula foundations, while a sponge application provides heavier coverage.
  • An important step that is often missed, is letting foundation set. After application, let the foundation set for 3-5 minutes. After it sets, buff any areas where excess foundation has collected.


  • Apply concealer AFTER foundation. Concealer, when applied before foundation, usually gets rubbed away when foundation is blended, which is not helpful when you are trying to conceal!
  • Use concealer to highlight and lift your features by lightly filling in and upside down triangle from under your eye down toward the bottom of your cheek, and blend. Think about drawing the shape of an ice cream cone with the concealer, and your eye is the scoop of ice cream.
  • Embrace colored concealers. Green concealer works well for canceling-out the redness of pimples. Dab a little green concealer on the pimple, and follow up with a natural skin tone colored concealer. Buff the layers until blended, and that blemish will disappear.


  • Bronzer should NOT be applied to the entire face carelessly.
  • Use bronzer as a way to contour the face.
  • Brush bronzer on the upper top sides of the forehead, near the hairline. Think about where the sun naturally hits the forehead.
  • Apply along the sides of the cheek bones, a swipe on the chin, and dusting along the jawline and neck.
  • After bronzer has been applied, go over the area with a product-free, fluffy round brush to blend.

Don’t go crawling into a hole over your skin! Your acne is only temporary, and with a good skincare routine, and a little makeup coverage to get you through, you’ll be good-to-go. Try these makeup tips to get started. Look for products that aren’t loaded with chemicals and are non-comedogenic. And remember, never sleep in your makeup!

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