How to Get Flawless Skin
Expert strategies and tools for concealing a multitude of problems—from a rogue pimple to that sounded-good-at-the-time tattoo. By Didi Gluck
Pretty good? Uh-uh. These cosmetics are pretty great, say Real Simple’s beauty editors, who chose them from among hundreds of makeup items.
Redness Around the Nose
What you need: Yellow-based concealer + concealer brush + flesh-tone concealer + translucent powder + fan brush.
What to do: To keep concealer from slipping off this oily area, avoid moisturizer, foundation, or tinted moisturizer (which go on before concealer) around the nostrils. Using a flat-tip concealer brush, dab yellow-based concealer on red areas. Next, blend on a flesh-tone product with your fingers to neutralize yellowness. Set with translucent powder, using the fan brush for precise placement.
RS picks: Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer, $23, bobbibrown.com. Sephora Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57, $24, sephora.com. Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Correcteur, $95, neimanmarcus.com. Sephora Pro Fan Brush #65, $27, sephora.com. Korres Wild Rose Translucent Mineral Setting Powder, $18, sephora.com.