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Makeup Applications to Hide Acne Flaws

The correct makeup application is critical when you’re trying to hide facial flaws such as acne, scarring and other skin imperfections. Done right the blemished skin will look smoother and healthier. The incorrect makeup application can magnify your skin flaws. Caked on foundation, concealer or powder are like beacons that light up the pimple you want to hide.

We’ve searched the internet and sought out make-up artists who really know their business when it comes to creating flawless looking skin. We think their tips and advice will help you learn how to apply your makeup perfectly to hide pimples, scarring and redness.

Our first tip comes from Elke Von Freudenberg, highly acclaimed make-up artist to the stars. Her work has graced the pages of Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Details, Detour, Paper and many other fashion magazines as well as the runways of Dolce & Gabana, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Bisou Bisou, Diane Von Furstenberg and many others. Her work on celebrities include guest appearances on Extra, Access Hollywood, the Academy Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Independent Spirit awards. Beauty and skincare mavens will also, no doubt, recognize Elke as the founder of the must read Beauty Blog network. Elke share’s some of the trade secrets she learned along the way such as: a Russian model’s kitchen pantry beauty solution to smoother skin; how to minimize facial redness; how to remove the oil and wax from foundation that may irritate your blemish-prone skin, as well as many other useful tips that will help you get better looking skin through makeup. Read Elke’s tips and advice at “Acne Skin and How to Look Good“.

Kelli LaBar is a practicing aesthetician and makeup artist in Wilmington, NC. Currently, she is the store manager for Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. She provides a series of web-based videos,”How to Hide Acne with Makeup“, illustrating makeup application techniques to help even out blemished skin.

Stephanie Kae Panek is a Hollywood Make-up Artist for TV and Film. Some of her clients include Joey Lawrence, Deborah Gibson, Tyson Beckford, Bridget Fonda, Tatyana Ali, Ed Asner and Joan Van Ark, just to name a few. She shares her acne and scar covering techniques in a web-based video serious, “How to Cover Acne with Make-up“.

Submitted by Ms. distressedDERMA on Thursday, 10 April 2008


3 Responses to “Makeup Applications to Hide Acne Flaws”

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    Lydia Says:

    I tried Elke’s kleenex tip after I applied my foundation last week and it works really well. I tried going out to her website today and couldn’t get out. can you let her know it was an awesome tip. My skin actually looked better and not so shiny. i ise oil free makeup but it still looks kinda waxy and has a sheen. using the kleenex to pat oils and wax and leave only pigment – really works.

    thanks Elke!!


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    edie atonan Says:

    I read that if you put liquid concealer into depressed acne scars that skin will look smoother. I tried it a couple of times but it just looks like makeup filled wholes – is there a better way to make acne scars look less ugly? Any advice?

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    Beauty secrets Says:

    I have tried many websites about the clear information on all the secrets, But I have find some good instructions from your post on makeup applications.