Tutorial: How to Hide Your Acne Scars!

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Acne scars are something that a surprisingly large number of people have. We have all gone through the same difficult teenage stage, unfortunately the ending of this stage doesn’t mean it disappears all together. A lot of us are left with acne scars.  Very few get away from those teenage years without a few marks to show for it. So today let’s have a look into how to hide those acne scars.

First things first, start off with a good primer. We don’t want all our efforts to go to waste as our makeup disappears in an hour or two. Benefit the porefessional, ($31.00, Macy’s.com) is great for smoothing over any flaws and holds your makeup in place from dawn till dusk.

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Next we want to go in and conceal. If you are still prone to acne apply concealer using very clean fingers or a clean brush. Choose a concealer that is a close match to your skintone or slightly darker, using a lighter shade will highlight the area and draw attention to what you are concealing rather than away. If your acne scarring is very red use a green color correcting concealer first. There are plenty of great concealers out there for heavy duty jobs like this, Maybelline’s Fit Me Shine Free Foundation, ($6.99, Target.com) and Collection’s Lasting Perfection Concealer, ($6.49, Amazon) are two examples.

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Foundation coverage varies across the board and you do not have to go searching high and low for the perfect acne scar covering foundation. Revlon’s Colorstay, ($9.99,Target.com) is a cult favorite among those with acne scars. A cheaper alternative is Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation, ($7.99, Amazon).

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Now that you have your products all selected pick your weapon of choice. Either use a clean foundation brush or sponge, it is not advisable to use your fingers. Make sure when applying your foundation that you do not erase your concealing work.

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Finally seal it all up with some powder like Maybelline Oil Control Loose Powder, ($5.99, Ulta).

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What are your acne hiding techniques?

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