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.
What you need: Color-correcting concealer + cotton swab + translucent pressed powder.
What to do: To downplay a raised, red blemish, fewer layers of makeup are key. Dip a cotton swab in green concealer (green counteracts red) and dab onto the pimple. Blend into skin with your finger. Top with translucent pressed powder (which is typically more opaque than loose powder). Then avoid touching the area; the heat from your fingers can make the makeup melt.
RS picks: Make Up For Ever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette in No. 1, $38, sephora.com. Shiseido Translucent Pressed Powder, $32, shiseido.com.