If you have a zit ... We know how busy the days get, so to ensure you don't need touchups throughout the day, Prior recommends breaking one cardinal rule: Apply concealer over powder. If you have any imperfections that you want to cover up, spot conceal with a concealer before and after applying your powder. (Try Shiseido The Makeup Concealer Stick, $20.) Prior says spot concealing after powdering gives the concealer something to grab onto. "If you do a controlled amount [of concealer] and tap it on the problem area, you'll have extra coverage that'll last longer throughout the day," she says.
Expert tip: Don't have concealer on you? Bowyer says to use "foundation left over in the cap or on the nozzle. It's a little thicker and can be lightly layered onto spots."
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