ELLE How To: Cover a Spot

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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

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1. Cleansing water

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.

What. Caudalie Make-up Remover Cleansing Water, £15.

2. Oil-free primer

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).

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What: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF15, £52

3. Non-comedogenic foundation

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.

What: bareMinerals Ready SPF20 Foundation, £26

4. Cream-based concealer

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.

What: Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer, £23

5. Translucent loose powder

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.

What: Nars Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder £26.50

 

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. 

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