Seen our May Issue 'Ultimate Guide to Everything'? This is the kit you need to perfect the top 5 most asked beauty questions on Google.
1. ELLE How to: Cover a spot
Why: You want to want to stop the chance of infections by keeping the area as clean as possible. But be extra gentle: use a cotton pad soaked in cleansing water to prep the skin.
Why: Spot prone skin tends to produce too much oil so a mattifying base creates a non-slip canvas for what ever comes next (and will stop skin going shiny hours later).
Why: Sounds super fancy right? It actually just means a foundation that doesn’t block your pores. Non-comedogenic make-up is a savior for anyone who has problem skin; it avoids certain ingredients (think, oils, fatty acids and lanolin) that are known to be pore-blockers. So using one means you can even-out skin tone without aggravating a spot.
Why: Offensive blemishes call for the heavy artillery. The weight of a concealer will sit over the spot all day in a way foundation won’t. Use a clean blending brush to buff a cream-based concealer over the area. Remember to steer clear of highlighting under-eye concealers, as they’ll simply magnify the spot.
Why: This’ll lock it all in place. Dab the powder over the spot with a sponge (to stop the concealer from moving), then dust over the rest of your face to blend.
See the full Beauty Ultimate Guide to Everything in the May 2015 issue of ELLE UK, out on newsstands and available via the Apple Newsstand now.