Imagine this, you have been looking forward to this occasion for weeks or months now. Perhaps it is a long overdue night out with your friends. The birthday party of your college buddies. It could even be a date with bae. You have already taken mental notes of how you want everything to pan out. You already chose your outfit, your overall look and so on.
Suddenly, you check the mirror and there it is. A tiny little detail that feels like the reason everything is going to be ruined because really, how exactly do you cover up a pimple flawlessly? Worry not. We completely understand how you feel. Who would not want to look perfect during an event you have been waiting for, right? We are not quite sure how you went past it the previous times. Nonetheless, we are here to provide you with a solution should you find yourself in the same situation again.
For starters, there are a few ways ways you can choose to go about this zit sitch : find out how to cover pimples naturally, find out how to cover acne with makeup and do so naturally or use a pimple cover up patch. We will be discussing each in just a short while. In the meantime, let us talk a little bit about why these little things suddenly pop out on your face or other parts of your body, shall we?
Pimples find their way into your face sebaceous glands (or oil glands, in simplest terms) get clogged and infected. This leads to red lesions that are often swollen and filled with pus. They are sometimes referred to as zits but they are part and parcel of the same thing – acne. While that sounds a little bad and scary – it is actually quite normal. You’re probably thinking : “Okay, cool. Fine, it is normal. But I do not want it on my face!”
We get it. That is why we have come up with a list of the most important hacks to cover those pimples and hopefully, it will be the only hacks you will be needing.
How to Cover Acne With MakeUp Naturally
First, you need to understand that there is just no way to cover pimples “naturally” – because doing so naturally would mean waiting it out until it dries up. Alternatively, here are some tricks that you could use :
- DO NOT, at all costs, prick your pimples. This will just make matters even worse! Trust us, it will not be pretty. That said, make sure to be as gentle as possible when handling your pimple.
- For white heads, use a concealer with a really, really thick consistency – much like a putty. Just a heads up, it is highly likely that you will find this kind of concealer in a pot or jar and not in a wand packaging. Once you have found it, use an adequately sized eye shadow brush and be as targeted as possible. If you touch the good skin around it, all the more it will make the white head obvious. Once you’re done covering, tap it lightly and carefully so it does not look tall. You can also put a bit of translucent powder to seal the deal.
- For really, really, really red one. Okay, full-disclosure : there is no single formula to covering these kinds of little monsters. However, here is a rule of thumb : Use toned concealers in the shade of greens, blues and occasionally purple. Just play around with these colors – normally, the green tone works best. Like we have mentioned earlier, the key is to be as precise as possible. Once it has been covered, use a thin formula concealer in your skin tone or cover it up with your foundation.
- For flaky, dry-and-almost-dead ones. These are tricky ones too! Sometimes, it is so easy to just cover them up without a fuss using makeup. Other times, they are just too stubborn. The key is to hydrate your skin first. Put a very small amount of your trusty moisturizer and dab it on the inflamed part. After which, use a regular concealer, ideally with moisturizing powers, to cover it up and then finish with face powder.
- For cystic outbreaks. Hold up. You gotta start off with a compress – it could be cold or warm. It will soothe the soreness while killing the bacteria. Next step is to steer clear from the heavy, thickly formulated concealer and use a tinted moisturizer and lightweight concealer instead. Trust us, you will thank us for it later on.
- On the other hand, to save yourself from all the stress – you can opt to use a pimple cover up patch. These patches work by protecting the sit from further dirt while absorbing the gunk it contains. Leave it for a day or so and the next thing you know, it has flattened out and it is gone!
We hope these tips help. At the end of the day, remember that no matter how good the fix is, it is always the best to take out the root of the problem. By that, we mean love your skin a little extra and we are sure it will love you back!
Heidi Klum Skincare Tips
When you think of Heidi Klum, 47, her supermodel great looks and blonde hair probably spring immediately to our minds, so it might shock you that the German model and TV personality has a rather down-to-earth beauty skin care routine. From washing her face with unconventional, yet affordable, products to how she looks after her signature tresses, we need to know all the secrets for her elegant and fresh skin care.
Heidi Klum’s finally loves to share her new added product in her skin care routine
“I have added sunscreen to my daily routine. I grew up without a lot of awareness of how important it is to keep your skin protected from the sun. I remember tanning with baby oil – can you imagine doing that now? I have always been a sun bum. I’m at my happiest on a beautiful beach in the hot sun but, now, I put on sunscreen first. I like the tinted sunscreen by La Roche Posay.”
Her daily skincare routine
“In the morning, I take a shower and wash my face with Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo. I use baby shampoo as a face wash as it is the most gentle for your face and it removes everything. Then, I put on a moisturiser, usually Mario Badescu’s Buttermilk Lotion. At the end of my day, even if I am exhausted, I always wash off my make-up. For removing eye make-up, I again use baby shampoo. Then, I try different moisturisers at night that are a bit richer – I like Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum or Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil.”
Taking supplements to help your skin and body
I definitely think that you can buy all the potions and creams but it is essential to nourish your skin from within. I drink a fresh smoothie every morning that is made from fresh fruit and vegetables, and I take two Perfectil Vitamins which are targeted for my skin, hair and nails.”
Heidi Klum does not wear make up too much
“When I am not working, I try to keep it very natural. Most days I don’t wear any make-up but, if I am running errands, I use a bit of a light base to even out my skin tone and a bit of blush for my cheeks to give it a bit of a glow. I like Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Brow Pencil and Gel too.
“If I am going out with my husband [the German guitarist Tom Kaulitz] to dinner, I may be a bit more bold by painting on a red lip or adding some more mascara, like L’Oreal’s Voluminous Mascara for a more dramatic eye. I think make-up should be fun so I like to try different eyeshadows and colours.”
Bella Hadid Skincare Tips
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most beautiful of them all? Bella Hadid? Well, of course, she is. Her beauty is astounding, especially since her skin seems to glow even without the slightest trace of makeup. A model is required to stay her skin in top condition, but who says flawless skin is reserved only for top models like Hadid. Clear skin being one among her USPs, Bella is usually asked about her beauty routine and the way she manages to place her best bare face forward.
She spills the beans on her beauty routine in various interviews, and we’ve researched the lot to bring you her skincare and makeup tips.
When it involves skincare, Bella keeps it simple. She claims her skin is super sensitive and tends to induce dry; therefore, she sticks to the products that she knows works on her skin and doesn’t change them. Moisturizing formulas are her preferred function of skincare products.
Bella’s daily skincare routine is the same as always. Cleansing with a gentle face wash lotion, a moisturizing face mask, and lastly an oil-infused serum. Her routine doesn’t feature a toning step which we figure is due to her sensitive-dry skin type that could get disturbed and inflamed with the use of toner. Jelly masks that plump up her skin are her favorite.
Additionally, Hadid previously told Elle that she was not a fan of facials, but that must have been in her pre-Sturm days. “I’m not really into facials. I usually go for a massage because my bones are always hurting. And I like getting body scrubs, just to kind of get Fashion Week scrubbed off,” she said.
Moreover, the supermodel also has a killer travel routine for keeping her skin fresh too. “I travel a lot and I often work directly after landing. I use my mom’s advice, keeping my skin as good as it can be. So on a plane I wash my face as soon as I get on, I have all my serums and my night cream. And then I fall asleep and do it again when I wake up,” she told British Vogue. “So by the time I get off the plane my face is well rested and moisturized. And I always have a concealer with me, especially when I’m super-tired to get those dark eye bags away.”
Dakota Johnson Skincare Tips
Dakota Johnson, known for being the actress in the Fifty Shades and face of Gucci Bloom, knows how to keep it real, especially when it comes to beauty. This gap-toothed, fringe-forward celebrity shares her low-key skin care tips or routine, love for eye drops, and signature scent tactic in a Question and Answer!
She told Glamour that washing her face in the morning and at night, and putting moisturizer is part of her daily routine. She, too, uses sunscreen every day during the day.
The actress then revealed that she is now into using Lancer products. She also unveiled that she is avoiding using makeup if she is not filming any movies. When she has to go out with some friends on her free days, she just uses a little concealer, lip stains, and mascara.
She even uses the beauty tip her grandmother, Tippi Hedren, gave her. Her grandma advised her to hold her mirror down low whenever she is putting her mascara on. By looking downward, she will get the most coverage from her lashes’ base to the tips.
My no-frills skin care routine:
“I’m a sucker for pretty packaging, so I buy a bunch of products but end up not using any of them. I just like the way they look. I truly have the simplest routine: I wash my face in the morning and at night, then moisturise; during the day I add sunscreen. Right now I’m into Lancer products.”
My minimal-makeup M.O.:
“I don’t really wear makeup if I don’t have to. When I am going out somewhere, I’ll use a little concealer, lip color, and mascara.”
My bright-eye beauty hack:
“Hello, I’m Dakota, and I’m addicted to eye drops; the last time I used was 20 minutes ago. Really, I’m addicted to eye drops…. I just love the feeling of them in my eyes. It’s glorious.”
My grandmother’s mascara trick:
“She [actress Tippi Hedren] was watching me put my mascara on once and told me that if you hold the mirror down low and put the mascara on while looking downward, you will get the most coverage from the base of the lashes to the tips. And, of course, she’s right! She’s a f****** movie star; she’s a legend!”
My intentional perfume trail:
“I’ve always worn fragrance because I love to leave a scent behind. I love that perfume can take you back to someplace immediately. I prefer floral scents to ones that are musky. Right now I’m wearing Gucci Bloom; it’s very floral, so I love it. My mother [Melanie Griffith] has worn the same perfume my entire life, and that’s very comforting to me.”
My body-confidence moment:
“For my role as Susie, a ballet dancer, in Suspiria [out later this year], I trained for about six months with the brilliant Belgian-French choreographer Damien Jalet. I actually danced until I was 16 with a company in L.A., so it was great to work that muscle again. I rehearsed six or eight hours a day leading up to the shoot, then continued with two hours of rehearsals while shooting. It was truly the most wild experience. I learned that if I work my ass off, I’m capable of doing all sorts of things with my body.”
My beauty regrets:
“There are a few tattoos I wish weren’t on my body, but it happens, I guess, and admittedly, I continue to get them. I also was feeling a bit sassy this morning and cut my bangs in a whirlwind after six months of growing them out, so I hope I don’t regret that!”
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