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Makeup for skin problems

Makeup for skin problems
ARTDECO Cosmetics
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Do your skin problems make you feel uncomfortable in your own skin? Let’s put a stop to that!

We’ll show you how using the right products to cover redness and blemishes can make you feel more confident.

Before and after image of a model with redness and blemishes, covered by makeup.

How to cover redness and blemishes in 5 simple steps

Hold 3-in-1 Makeup Fixing Spray 30cm from your face

Step 1: Preparation

Priming your skin with a fixing spray will make your camouflage makeup last longer.

Simply apply one to two sprays to your complexion. It leaves your skin feeling fresh, primed, and ready for makeup.

The veins in your wrist can be bluish-purple or green depending on your undertone

Step 2: Identify your skin undertone 

In order to find the perfect shade to match your skin tone, take a look at your wrist. If possible, hold it up in the sunlight. 

If your veins have a bluish-purple sheen, choose cool tones. If you have green veins, go for warmer, olive tones. People with green and blue veins should select neutral colors from both color palettes.

A model tests out shades on their jaw bone, a lighter shade is right for their skin tone.

Step 3: Find your ideal shade

After identifying your skin undertone, you need to find which shade best matches your skin tone.

Test out the possible options by applying them to your jaw bone. You can do this by taking a little camouflage cream on a spatula and blending it in with a sponge. You can also mix shades together to get your perfect tone.


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Test out your chosen shade by warming it up on the back of your hand and applying it to your jaw bone.

For best results, blend it out with a sponge.


Step 4: Camouflage makeup

After identifying your perfect camouflage shade, gently stipple it into your skin using a contouring brush.

If there is any redness still showing through, add a little more to the affected areas using the same method.

Applying camouflage cream with a contouring brush


Step 5: Apply concealer

Apply a few spots of concealer to the inner and outer corners of the eyes.

Take a concealer brush and stipple the concealer into the skin.

Dab on concealer using the wand, then blend with a concealer brush.


Step 6: Fix your makeup in place

To ensure your makeup lasts all day, always apply a fixing powder.

Pick up a little powder on a powder brush and tap off the excess. Gently stipple the remaining powder into the skin.

Apply fixing powder to face with a powder brush

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