How to conceal a blemish

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Conceal a Blemish
Why is it so hard, anyway? For one thing, the consistency of the concealer has to be just right—soft but not too creamy. (The ones that come in a compact are usually best.) And you need to use a concealer brush because your finger will grab too much of the product and can push it off the blemish when you're trying to blend. Use the brush to pick up a tiny amount of the concealer, dot it directly on the spot, and blend outward very, very lightly, says makeup artist Trae Bodge. Set by patting—not sweeping—on a pressed powder. 

Kate Sandoval