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Now that you have found the right makeup for your skin, using the Part One of the Makeup Guide, it’s time to get to the fun stuff...applying makeup! Whether you are looking to conceal blemishes and achieve a natural finish, or go all out with a dramatic look, these basic application techniques are practiced by some of the most popular makeup artists and are a cinch to master with some patience and practice.
No great work of art was ever created without the use of proper tools. Applying makeup is no different. Be sure to select the appropriate size and shape brush for each step and product. Using a clean brush to apply concealer, foundation, and powder is absolutely essential for those who live with acne. Dirty brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria. Ideally, clean your makeup brushes at least once a week. The process is simple and brief.
This technique will keep your brushes clean, keep bristles healthy and soft, and help avoid any unnecessary irritation of the skin.
Once your face is clean and you have applied moisturizer and/or sunblock, you are ready to apply your makeup. The four items listed here are only intended to conceal any blemishes and create a smooth canvas. This will allow you to proceed with any blush, contour, or highlighting should you choose to venture into that arena.
The importance of starting with a clean make-up free face will help you achieve maximum results. While concealing existing blemishes is much easier through the power of makeup, treating the source of the problem is the only way anyone with acne will enjoy a real change. Certain types of blemishes such as cystic acne and whiteheads are impossible to cover even with the most professional makeup formulas.
Targeting and treating the source of your acne with AcnEase® will save you precious time, money, and trouble in the long run. Although it can take as long as a few months for AcnEase® to yield the desired results (most users see results within the first month), simple makeup tricks and techniques such as these are intended to hold you over in the meantime. AcnEase® is your best defense for healing your skin and eliminating future acne. It addresses the direct causes of acne, counteracting the effects of hormonal imbalance and the overproduction of sebum, stunting the acne cycle. With AcnEase®, you will look and feel better from the inside-out whether you choose to wear makeup or not.
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