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How to Cover Up Acne

Let professional makeup artist Patricia Longo teach you how to cover up acne in this makeup tutorial from Howcast.

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"Hi, I'm Patricia Longo, and I'm a celebrity makeup artist. I've worked with models from Sports Illustrated, like Brooklyn Decker and Julie Henderson, to Alec Baldwin at Thirty Rock. All those things that experts do that the average person doesn't know how to do, we'll learn how to do them on these videos.

A lot of people don't realize the first thing you should do is look at the flaws on your face. And that's where I start of with my concealer. I conceal the eyes, I conceal the acne spots. And that's when I use I pull out a creme concealer. I love the erase paste from Benefit I think that does a nice coverage. And usually what I'll do is I'll dab it with my finger, and I'll blot it on top of the acne. And I'll just keep blotting, and blotting, and blotting, till I don't see the acne any more. And once that sets what I usually do is take a loose powder and throw a loose powder on top of it. And it really should cover.

Another good concealer would be FX or even Dermoblend, it's a little heavy, but it does the trick. Sometimes people try to put the liquid stick on it. Or I've seen people try to touche clot Yves St. Laurent on their acne that's not going to cover. You need a creme base concealer to cover the acne. "

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