The key to covering imperfections? A great canvas. No matter what ails your skin, the first few steps are always the same. First, clean skin with a soap-free cleanser. Second, use a serum targeted to your skin type and specific concerns. Next, apply a hydrating primer. This will create a smooth, even canvas for makeup—guaranteeing your makeup looks better and stays on longer. These iconic beauty products that have stood the rest of time.
Choose the right color corrector
When it comes to covering up unsightly marks and discoloration, it’s all about “color correcting.” While it may sound counterintuitive (and a little like an art project) to apply green or purple concealer to your skin, it actually works! It’s all about picking the right shade to address your concerns. You want to select a color corrector that’s the opposite hue of what you’re trying to cover. To cancel out redness—scars, blemishes, broken capillaries—use a green-based color corrector. Yellow-based products neutralize purple and blue hues, like spider veins, under eye circles, and bruises. Stila makes a Correct & Perfect All-In-One Color Correcting Palette, with five cream color correctors and two pressed finishing powders. You can also buy individual color correctors, like the bareminerals Well-Rested CC Face Primer in lavender, to camouflage dark spots.