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How To Do The High Coverage Acne Concealing Hack
Popular makeup artist Mikayla Nogueira shares her go-to trick for masking acne underneath foundation in this a TikTok video using a technique she refers to as the "sticky method."
The idea behind this method revolves around creating a sticky base to prepare the ideal canvas for your concealer to adhere to so it can minimize the appearance of pimples.
1. Prime And Prep Your Skin
Nogueira emphasizes the importance of using a sticky serum with hyaluronic acid, like Glow Recipe's Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Apply a few pumps and let it dry for a moment.
After the serum gets tacky, apply a silicone or dimethicone-based primer like E.l.f. Power Grip primer to enhance the stickiness for better makeup adhesion, and wait a few minutes.
2. Conceal
If your skin sticks to your fingers a bit when you touch it, then it's ready for concealer. A high-quality, full coverage matte concealer will work best for this method.
Using a brush, tap the concealer onto your blemishes to help fully cover them without thinning out the product. Let the concealer fully dry before moving on
to foundation.
3. Blend It Out
Opt for a medium-to-full coverage foundation and a beauty blender for this step. Dab with your sponge until the foundation is fully blended before doing the rest of
your makeup.
Remember to double cleanse at the end of the day to avoid skin irritation caused by heavy makeup and clogged pores, and to use a cleanser suitable for acne-prone skin.