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Makeup Tips for Acne-Prone Skin

Makeup Tips for Acne-Prone Skin
Here’s how to nix pimples and get the smooth, even complexion you crave.

Makeup Tips For Your Skin Type

Makeup Tips for Flawless Skin
Makeup Tips for Dry Skin
Makeup Tips for Oily Skin
Makeup Tips for Dark Circles and Spots
Makeup Tips for Sensitive Skin
Makeup Tips for Combination Skin
Makeup Tips for Optimal Skin
Makeup Tips for Acne-Prone Skin
Wishing your pimples would simply disappear? With the right skincare regimen and makeup that is designed to work with acne-prone skin, you can mask blemishes in no time.

The challenge Covering imperfections without piling on too much makeup. “Resist the urge to canvas your face with heavy foundation,” says New York City makeup artist Sara Glick. “Instead, apply a light layer of makeup and then spot-apply an opaque concealer only where you need it—it’ll look much more natural.” Whether you’re dealing with blackheads, raised pimples or deep cysts, the first step to hiding blemishes is not to pick them. “If you play at-home facialist, pimples can seep or get crusty and foundation or concealer won’t look like skin but rather makeup,” explains Glick.

How to Apply Makeup in 10 Easy Steps

Step 1: Hydrating the Skin
Hydrating the skin is a simple, but very important, first step. It gives you the smooth and supple skin that is ideal for applying makeup. First spray clean skin with water or a spray fixative, then liberally apply moisturizer.

Step 2: Primer
Use a primer to prepare your skin for the concealer and foundation. Apply all over the face and neck. With a primer, makeup goes on better and lasts longer. Primers can also help to minimize pores.

Step 3: Concealer
Use concealer to cover problem areas on the skin such as redness, spots or blemishes. Pat onto the skin wherever needed. Concealers come in different tints. In this case, Gault uses a yellow-based concealer to even out the red areas on the model's face.

Step 4: Foundation
Select a foundation color that's as close as possible to your natural skin tone. Apply all over the face and blend into the neck. You can keep layering it but be sure that it's smoothly applied and well-blended. You want it to be invisible to the eye for a flawless, balanced finish.

Step 5: Contouring -- Highlighter and Bronzer
Highlighter and bronzer help contour the face to create definition. Bronzer should be a warm hue that's a bit darker than your natural skin tone. Highlighter is brighter. Sweep bronzer under the cheekbone and continue up along the hairline. Then apply highlighter on the cheekbone for instant killer cheekbones. You can help define your jaw by adding bronzer just beneath the jawline. Regardless of the feature you choose to enhance, be subtle.

Step 6: Blush
Blush gives you a nice, rosy glow. While smiling, apply blush to the apples of the cheeks and blend back toward the hairline. You don't want any noticeable splotches of makeup so blend well. Be sure to avoid applying blush below the cheekbone.

Five Gothic Makeup Tips from a Longtime Goth

In many ways, Gothic makeup is the most important part of achieving a Goth look. After all, in the dark of a nightclub, people can't necessarily see your clothes, but they can definitely see your face.
When I first got into the Gothic look as a teen, we didn't have convenient Goth depots such as Hot Topic or books that featured Gothic makeup tips. Learning how to achieve the Gothic aesthetic took creativity and camaraderie with Goth makeup tips being handed down like some secret oral tradition. Certainly, it can be hard to get Gothic makeup tips from other Goths; many of us would prefer to guard our secrets. Here are some of my Gothic makeup tips to help you achieve the best look possible.

Gothic makeup tips #1: Eyeliner. Whether you are a man or a woman, a Goth must always wear eyeliner.

Liquid eyeliner produces the best Gothic look and should always be applied in black. However, Goths with olive and darker complexions may also want to get a white eyeliner (it exists and is often even available at drug stores in big cities) to highlight their eye area before applying the more typical "cat eye" or "Cleopatra" Gothic eyeliner look.

When applying your Gothic eyeliner be sure to take the shape of your eye into account. My eyes naturally turn down, so the Gothic cat-eye look doesn't work as well for me as for other people. I compensate for this by focusing less on the outside of the eye and more on the inside towards the nose. I line the eye like normal, and then extend the eyeliner past the inner corner of my eye pointing on a slight downward angle towards my nose. This provides an intense Gothic look while also helping to make my face seem more angular and my eye shape seem more cat-like.

Gothic makeup tips #2: Lipstick. Lipstick is optional for Gothic men, but a must for Gothic women.

Do not wear black lipstick; it makes you look like a Gothic amateur. Burgundy and wine colors are the most sophisticated for a Gothic look, but bright reds also work, especially for women interested in the Elegant Gothic Lolita look or men who are influenced by the cabaret drama of not quite Gothic bands like The Dresden Dolls.

No matter how much you think no one will notice it in the dark, trust the Gothic makeup tips girl when she says to always wear lip liner with your lipstick. The colors we prefer as Goths tend to bleed into the skin, especially if you're out for a long night of dancing. Lip liner can help stop this problem. Always make sure your lip liner is in the same shade as your lipstick or a shade lighter. Lip liners that are darker than your lips mar the Gothic look and generally just look trashy.

Gothic makeup tips #3: This is the most basic of Gothic makeup tips, and I hope I don't actually have to tell you this. Do not paint or powder your face white.

How to Reduce Size of Enlarged Skin Pores

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I want to do this! What's This? Get soft, flawless skin

Everyone wants soft, flawless skin, but only a fortunate few are blessed with it front birth. The most common skin problem is enlarged pores, which are not only unsightly, but also a haven for the dirt and bacteria that lead to breakouts. Follow these simple steps to reduce the size of your enlarged pores.
Difficulty: Moderate
Things You'll Need:
A warm, moist towel
Facial scrub

How to Naturally Lighten Dark Skin Pigment Caused by Scratches

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I want to do this! What's This? Good skin care can lighten dark pigment from scratches.

How to Improve Skin Texture

I want to do this! What's This? You can improve your skin's texture.
skin image by Robert Kelly from Weather, environmental conditions and lifestyle affect your skin texture and complexion. Improving your skin texture allows you to feel more confident about yourself, and it can help to prevent skin-related problems, such as skin cancer, later in life. While there are many things that have a negative effect on your complexion, there are techniques you can employ to improve your skin's texture and health.
Difficulty: Easy

How to Transform Fair Skin

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How to Transform Fair Skin User-Submitted Article
With the popularity of tanning beds, spray tans, and sunless tanning lotion, you'd think it was a sin to be fair-skinned; but if you were born with a lack of melanin then don't worry, here are a few tips to make you stand out from Casper The Friendly Ghost.
Difficulty: Easy
Things You'll Need:
Eye shadow
Hair Color
Nail Polish
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How to Get Great Skin Without Expensive Creams & Potions

I want to do this! What's This? Get Great Skin Without Expensive Creams & Potions
How to Get Great Skin Without Expensive Creams & Potions User-Submitted Article
Blessed with perfect skin or not, there are daily habits I KNOW you are underestimating that will brighten up that lovely face of yours.
Difficulty: Easy
Things You'll Need:
gentle soap

How to Get Healthier Skin with Vitamin E

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It's important to take Vitamin E, it promotes healthier skin. Everyone wants healthy looking skin, and Vitamin E is one of the best supplements to take. Vitamin is a great antioxidant that can help protect skin cells, along with harmful free radicals that are harmful to the skin.
Difficulty: Easy

How to Deep Moisturize Your Skin

I want to do this! What's This? Deep Moisturize Your Skin
How to Deep Moisturize Your Skin User-Submitted Article
For a smooth complexion and a soft finish, prep your skin with moisturizers. If you use make-up, you will need less and if you don't wear make-up, your face and neck will be protected from the elements and look polished.
Difficulty: Easy
Things You'll Need:
Exfoliating product
Light Moisturizer
Heavy Moisturizer
Retin A

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