Your Ultimate Guide to Concealer
Turns out the secret to having flawless skin isn't getting regular facials and using $150 La Mer moisturizer. It's knowing how to apply concealer
How to conceal birthmarks or tattoosYou need: body cover cream + concealer brush + latex sponge + loose powder
How to apply: "Covering birthmarks or tattoos can be tricky and requires several layers of concealer and a lot of patience," says Dedivanovic. You want to use a body cover cream, like DermaBlend Leg & Body Cover SPF 15, $27, in a shade lighter than your skin directly onto the tattoo/birthmark. "The lighter shade applied first helps to cancel out some of the darkness," he says. Then, blend using a damp sponge and repeat this step at least two or three times.
Next use a cover cream that matches your skin tone (preferably of the same brand) and apply onto the tattoo with the sponge. Repeat that step again in layers until you're happy with the coverage. To finish, use a generous amount of translucent powder applied with a damp sponge and brush away the excess using a clean soft brush. "The main trick here is to do little by little in several thin layers," he says.
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