If you have active acne or acne scars, then you’d be all too familiar with the struggle of achieving flawless skin like your favourite beauty blogger. Simply applying concealer and blending it won’t really give you the finish you were hoping for.
But international makeup artist Mikayla Nogueira (@mikaylajmakeup) has come up with the ‘concealer spackling’ method, the perfect solution to cover up acne and give your skin an even and flawless coverage. Scroll down for a step-by-step guide on how to spackle your concealer to cover acne for that flawless, airbrushed finish.
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Step 01: It is essential to prep your skin to achieve a flawless base. Start with applying a hydrating moisturiser such as the Lakme Absolute Hydra Pro Gel Crème and follow it up with a mattifying primer like the Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer. Both these products help smoothen out your skin and provides the concealer something to cling onto.
Step 02: Mikayala’s advises using a cream concealer instead of a liquid one for best results. So, grab a tube of the bit of the Lakme Absolute Mattreal Mousse Concealer in the shade closest to your skin tone and apply a generous amount of product on all the active acne, scars, pigmentation or blemishes you may have.
Step 03: Next, instead of blending the concealer, allow it to dry completely for a couple of minutes before moving onto the next step. This is the time when you allow the concealer to spackle.
Step 04: After about two to three minutes, your concealer should have dried down completely. Apply a medium coverage foundation like the Lakme Absolute 3D Cover Foundation over it. Remember to blend with a damp makeup sponge to push the underlying concealer into the skin without moving it around.
Step 05: Since it’s summertime, it is essential to set your makeup to prevent it from melting off your face in the middle of the day. To do this, simply dust on a light layer of the Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Finishing Powder only on those areas of your skin that tend to get oily.