Magic Eraser To cover up tattoos and imperfections like bruises, spider veins, stretch marks and scars, Koury says to gently dab foundation directly over the imperfection and feather outwards to blend into surrounding skin. You could use your fingers, but since you are working with heavy-duty formulas, it is best to use a brush (I learned this the hard way and spent the night scrubbing foundation from my nail beds). Look for a synthetic foundation or concealer brush, like Mirabella Beauty Foundation Brush, $38, to avoid obvious foundation lines, says Koury. If one layer doesn't cover it up entirely, let the foundation dry for three to four minutes, dust a setting powder over it (try Dermablend Loose Setting Powder, $24 or Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder, $35) and then apply another layer. For the record, Victoria's Secret model Selita Ebanks once told the New York Daily News that, prior to going down the runway, her butt receives no fewer than 20 coats of makeup. Makes you feel a little differently about those perfectly shaped cheeks, now doesn't it?
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