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Whenever we get acne flare-ups (due to stress) or experience hormonal breakouts each month, there’s nothing like an unsightly blemish to make us feel self-conscious. Fortunately, with the right know-how and beauty products, we can fake flawless skin.

To show how to conceal zits and create the look of flawless skin, today’s makeup tutorial shows how to make skin look gorgeous, even during break-outs.

Makeup Tutorial - How To Fake Flawless Skin When You Breakout

Makeup Tutorial on How To Fake Flawless Skin

While there are several makeup techniques (including color-correcting makeup) that can be used to create the look of flawless skin, for the purpose of this simple makeup tutorial, we’re going to stick with the basics. 

Makeup Tutorial - How To Fake Flawless Skin When You Breakout

For this makeup tutorial, the following products and tools are recommended:

  1. ZAPZYT Acne Treatment Gel
  2. Osmosis Performance Wear Satin Foundation
  3. Sephora Collection Bright Future Gel Concealer
  4. It Cosmetics Bye-Bye Undereye Anti-Aging Concealer
  5. Concealer Brush
  6. Sephora PRO Airbrush #55 Brush
  7. Powder Brush
  8. Fluffy Eyeshadow Brush
  9. BareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder
  10. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

Makeup Tutorial - How To Fake Flawless Skin When You Breakout

STEP 1: On clean skin, spot-treat blemishes by applying a small amount of ZAPZYT Acne Treatment Gel directly to the zit. This effective 10% benzoyl peroxide anti-acne treatment dries quickly and helps clear up zits due to its powerful anti-acne formula. Plus it can be used for the prevention of acne, as well as treatment of existing blemishes.

Makeup Tutorial - How To Fake Flawless Skin When You Breakout

STEP 2: Using an airbrush brush (the Sephora PRO Airbrush #55 Brush is recommended), apply Osmosis Performance Wear Satin Foundation all over your skin. This foundation is ideal for Fall and Winter months, as it provides long-wearing performance, a velvety matte finish, and buildable coverage (which is great for breakouts).

Makeup Tutorial - How To Fake Flawless Skin When You Breakout

Using a gentle swirling motion, thoroughly blend the foundation into the skin, blending well along the jawline. By using the airbrush brush, you end up using less product for a more natural-looking finish.

Makeup Tutorial - How To Fake Flawless Skin When You Breakout

STEP 3: Using a concealer brush, apply a small amount of cream-based concealer (like It Cosmetics Bye-Bye Undereye Anti-Aging Concealer, as the consistency and hydrating qualities are great for covering-up blemishes) directly to the zit. Gently blend in the concealer around the zit, so that it looks natural.

STEP 4: To conceal dark under-eye circles or redness, apply a small amount of Sephora Collection Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer around the eyes with a clean finger (dabbing it on the skin gently). This particular eye concealer is great for oily skin, as it won’t settle into fine lines or wrinkles.

Makeup Tutorial - How To Fake Flawless Skin When You Breakout

STEP 5: To add a bit of luminosity to your eyes, while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, apply Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder to the skin around the eyes. 

Makeup Tutorial - How To Fake Flawless Skin When You Breakout

This miraculous lighting powder virtually blurs imperfections, as it contains a finely-milled powder with a soft, reflective quality when light bounces off the skin.

Makeup Tutorial - How To Fake Flawless Skin When You Breakout

STEP 6: To set your face makeup, extend the longevity of your foundation, and give you a finished appearance, using a powder brush apply bareMinerals Mineral Veil powder all over your face. This mineral-based setting powder leaves a matte finish, without making skin look chalky.

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