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Our guest today is Kendra Richards, professional makeup artist, whose work has
been seen in publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and InStyle to
advertisers Olay and Paul Mitchell and Target to name a few. Some of her
many clients include Cindy Crawford, Hilary Duff, Anna Paquin, Justin
Timberlake, James Franco, Martina McBride and Bella Thorne.
In addition to her clients, Kendra frequently shares her professional expertise on camera for E! Entertainment, Lancome, PopSugar, CocoPerez and Total Beauty to name a few. Sharing beauty insider techniques is her favorite aspect of reaching people through the media.
By Kendra Richards
My approach to covering acne and acne scars with make up is this:
begin with a liquid foundation and apply concealer only where needed
with a pointed brush for precision. A common mistake that I see people
make is thinking that if you have acne or acne scars thick make up piled
on heavily will make it less noticeable. The best way to conceal is
the method I explained above. Too much concealer or heavy make up only
The best way to cancel out redness is by using a concealer that is yellowish/beige
to help neutralize the color. If you have dark marks that look more
blue or are darker, use a concealer that is more peach/orange tone than
yellow to neutralize the blue.
If you have ethnic skin, a real orange concealer or cream make up is a great insider trick
to neutralize the darkness much more than just your basic foundation
color or when added to concealer. That orange helps to neutralize and
when blended, enhances the skin tone beautifully.
An insider trick if you have a raised pimple to
make less noticeable is to apply a lighter dab of concealer just on the
bottom side of the raised pimple. That will visually help the pimple
not look as prominent. Here is the idea: the shadow created just under
the pimple can be visually erased by dabbing a lighter color below it
and make it less noticeable or visually disappear. It works! Give it a
powder lightly and only where needed. If you have been using
treatments and your skin is dry having foundation and concealer plus a
lot of powder will make the skin look too dry and draw attention.
We actually have a great post specifically for men: /.../the-easiest-male-acne-makeup...
And these tips will work just as great for covering up PIH!
Also, here's a post about PIH with some tips to help get rid of it: /.../what-you-think-may-be-acne...
What advice do you have for men who suffer from post inflammatory hyperpigmentation mainly on the forehead and really no where else?