Don’t you find it extremely annoying when you spend so much time applying makeup, only to realise that those stubborn dark spots and hyperpigmentation are still peeking from underneath? Well, chances are that you could be skipping a few crucial steps required to cover pigmentation and dark spots for a flawless base.
Scroll down for a complete step-by-step guide on how to do your base makeup to cover hyperpigmentation and dark spots completely…
Step 01: Prime
Although primer won’t exactly help you cover those dark spots and hyperpigmentation, it is still a very important product. A primer fills in the pores and evens out your skin to make it look instantly brighter. This allows the rest of the makeup products to glide on smoothly and prevents creasing.
Step 02: Colour correct
If you are suffering from hyperpigmentation, apart from your regular concealer, you will also need an orange colour corrector to cancel out the discolouration. But if you don’t want to invest in yet another product, here’s a quick hack you’ll love – take any orange/red lipstick and blend it onto the spots and pigmentation before moving onto the next step. Trust us, it works just fine.
Step 03: Foundation
Now it’s time to conceal those colour-corrected patches using a foundation. But instead of layering on a sheer foundation (that eventually makes your face look cakey AF), use a full coverage foundation. This will ensure that you attain maximum coverage in just one layer, thereby avoiding the cakiness.
Step 04: Conceal
After applying foundation, take a minute to closely look in the mirror to assess your base before applying concealer. Apply only on the areas that need extra coverage and build-up as you go. And instead of choosing a shade that’s your perfect match, go one shade lighter to brighten up the area a little.
Step 05: Set
Summer is here, which means your makeup is more to melt if you don’t set it. To keep your makeup from budging, lightly dust some loose powder in the areas that tend to get greasy. Apply with a large fluffy brush and use a very light hand; you don’t want to overdo it!
BB picks: Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Finishing Powder
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