At this point in my career, I feel comfortable saying I've watched at least 300 beauty tutorials on YouTube—and honestly, that's probably a conservative number. Which means that by now, pretty much nothing surprises me in the ways of applying make-up. But that was before I saw an acne-masking tutorial from makeup artist Desi Perkins, where I was legitimately shocked by not only her transformation, but also the final trick she used for hiding her zits.
Because please look at that before-and-after image above. Nothing out of the ordinary, right? Just some intense glow, a few freckles, and airbrushed-looking skin. Oh, but surprise! Those freckles are actually fake—just some spots disguised as beauty marks, thanks to some strategically placed eyeshadow dots. And because I think this is the most realistic-looking pimple cover I've ever seen, I broke the steps down for you in gif form, so you, too, can live your best freckled life, breakouts and all.