Makeup Tutorial: What pimples?

Saturday, December 04, 2010
For those who don't have the perfect skin (like me), here is a way for you to cover those blemishes. Don't mind my tired face and my creepy voice at the end. Yes. I'm totally creepy.

What you'll need:
foundation that matches your skin tone (I use Revlon ColorStay Makeup)
tinted face powder (I use NuSkin Finishing Powder)


P.S. When I said "I'm horrible at this stuff," I meant I'm horrible at videos, explaining things, makeup, and cooking.
P.P.S. Sorry for the bad lighting. I hate it too.

34 comments :

  1. Your skin looks fantastic... I do a similar routine -- but I spot treat first, do some all-over foundation and use a powder on top. I will have to remember the go-back-and-cover routine if I get a major problem one.

    I'm a big advocate of the foundations & powder treatment!

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  2. That was very helpful. I just wish there was a cure-all for acne already! You look exquisite all the time so I will take this advice! Thank you!

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  3. I love how you said that if you talk to any Asian they will be able to hook you up with NuSkin because my brother-in-law is Korean and his mom sells it! haha. It seems like good stuff, though!

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  4. All over the foundation/powder combo. I don't have that many zits, but I have big pores that need to be covered up.

    Also, props on being real enough to show the blogosphere what you look like without makeup. That takes guts.

    spenceranderica.blogspot.com

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  5. Cute, cute! I heart tutorials :) You did a great job :)

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  6. Thanks for the tutorial, your skin always looks so flawless in your outfit posts! Do you have any tips on choosing the correct shade? Do you just have to try out a bunch?

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  7. Bex, yeah, it's all trial-and-error unfortunately! ...unless you go to the makeup counter and fork out a lot of money! Make sure to ask about the store's return policy before you buy any makeup you're unsure about.

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  8. Thanks for this tutorial! I don't wear make-up every day (although I'd need to) because I just don't like it too much - but when I do I'll try this and see if it makes a difference, because I did it the other way round till now (first covering the pimples, then using powder).

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  9. Cool to hear your voice =) I don't remember how your voice was in your first video, but it sounds a little different. I still like it though =)
    Thanks so much!! Glad to see how you get your skin to look so clear.
    What as that thing that you said you didnt know what it was that you put over the concealer?
    "Hope you guys look good now!" xD
    Bellesme

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  10. I honestly think your skin looks great! great tutorial :)

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  11. Thanks for this!! Love it, very helpful.

    XoXo,
    {Kinsey}Miss French

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  12. Cute video, not at all creepy. My ma used to sell NuSkin (she was good at it, too, but it took a lot of time) back in the day. As someone who has dealt with varying levels of break outs off and on since I was 15 or so (and sometimes it goes away for months at a time, so who know what causes them for me?), I like it when others share their experience. I'll keep this in mind for when I have to look "professional" at conferences and such (I am bare faced for day to day, as I think it's better for my old lady skin).

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  13. What a great tutorial.

    Have you tried using Norwex face cloths? That's all I wash my skin with (totally all, nothing else, just the cloth and water). They are facecloths with silver in them (which is antibacterial). And they seem to really work for me. I think it's because there are no cleansers to mess with your skin's natural ph.

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  14. Totally impressed. All this time I've been envying your beautiful skin, but now I can get some of my own!

    xoxo,
    ~Olivia

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  15. totally appreciate you doing this tutorial! Makes us girls with pimples not feel so alone! good job!

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  16. you had me fooled! I always admired your "perfect" complexion! Thank you for sharing. I am NOT alone out th ere

    Just Better Together

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  17. Thanks for doing this tutorial! I'm so lazy about concealer/foundation that I take a pill I got from that prevents zits, but every once in a while I get one, and have always struggled with covering them up. I never thought to use brushes, I was always using the little sponges, and they tend to cake too much on!

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  18. Thank you, this is really helpful actually. I didn't know it took all those brushes. I thought brushes were just for dry stuff like eyeshadow and blush.

    I don't usually wear make up because it makes my pimples worse. But I do want to sometimes and this is a good explanation. I appreciate that you aren't afraid to show us your beautiful face with or without make up on.

    It is really helpful to know the make up look is something I could achieve with practice. Rather than just thinking that nobody has tons of pimples but me :)

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  19. You are too cute! Thanks for sharing this video, Elaine.

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  20. You're so cute Elaine! Props for going on vlog without any make-up on. But seriously I would have never thought you'd have any skin problem - your skin seriously looks beautiful and natural in all your posts!
    and lol about NuSkin - I've never tried it and now I'll have to find it somewhere. Is it like Bare Minerals (because I'm addicted to that stuff!)

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  21. What color do you use on Revlon Color stay?

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  22. You are too cute! Wash those brushes lady! And your puffs, you can throw them in the wash with your towels. Brushes can be a major (and often overlooked) pimple culprit.

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  23. I've never heard of this NuSkin powder! It must only be for the Korean-asians. ;)

    So what makes it so great?

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  24. Thank you for this video. I don't have great skin, and it lessens my self confidence sometimes. I really appreciate your acknowledgement that we all have to do stuff like this.

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  25. I am so amazed at the before/after difference! Just one suggestion - you should probably clean your brushes. I noticed you comment on how dirty they are, and you're probably not doing your acne any favors using dirty brushes every day.

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  26. okay this is my face. for sure. maybe worse? but i never do the whole spotting again cause i'm affraid it will look like a looot of stuff in my face (as an too much) i'm a wimp, i know. but maybe i should try it now

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  27. i love how you are so honest about your blemish problems because i know so many people wouldn't want to talk about it. but it makes us other girls who have to work at getting "perfect skin" feel like we're not alone!

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  28. Oh concealer is the best! A little goes a long way. Get a color that is the same shade as your skin - if anything go lighter than darker. I am a MAC girl, but some other great concealers are from Bobby Brown, Smashbox, or Benefit!

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  29. Hi! I am a hair + makeup artist - one tip that you might want to try out is putting on all liquids first and lastly finishing with a powder to set the liquid (foundation, concealer, cream bronzer, etc). Also, put your concealer on before your foundation - it makes for more of a smooth, even surface. Love your blog!

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  30. just found your blog and i love it. just going to make a recommendation for acne. do you have sensitive skin? MakeUpArtistsChoice.com has chemical peels that you can use at home. mandelic acid or lactic acid are great. also another product to try might be M2 (formally called MaMa Lotion). it uses mandelic acid as a daily treatment. i can't wait to read the rest of your blog!

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  31. Great post. Acne is a problem for adults too. Treatments like chemical peel products are becoming more common with dermatologist. I would recommend people to always consult with a dermatologist before doing any treatment.

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  32. Really nice tutorial! I like the idea for the different makeup brushes; I've never tried using a foundation brush before! I do a similar routine with foundation (I always use Clinique because it doesn't make my face breakout) and a little bronzing powder (for my very pale skin).

    I have some acne and red marks that I need to cover, and after a lot of trial and error I've found that Benefit Playsticks are the most AMAZING concealer! You apply it directly using the stick; I put it on after my foundation and before my powder (they have it at Sephora, Macy's, etc.)

    Erika
    stethoscopes, style, & grace

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