ARTIST TIP | How to Cover Scars and Blemishes

For maximal coverage for scars and blemishes, try a formula that is more sticky and paste-like in texture. This type of formula is ideal for when you’re attempting to conceal oil-prone areas, as liquid concealer is not thick enough and won’t give the coverage desired.

Application Tips:

  • When covering up acne or older scars, use a q-tip to pat on the paste concealer. You only need a tiny amount to cover the area and the small application are of a q-tip is perfect for this. Using a q-tip will also reduce any acne-producing bacteria from contaminating your concealer brush.
  • To apply the concealer, use a stipple motion rather than a wiping motion – doing so ensures you don’t wipe off the product you have placed on your face. Blend the outer edges of where you placed the concealer. Set the application with a dusting of translucent powder.
  • If you’re trying to cover up a scar that is still healing, concentrate some moisturizer on top of the scar, as its texture will tend to be dry and crusty. This will help to smooth the surface of the scar and you can follow the steps above in applying concealer immediately with ease.

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