Pore Fillers: Hiding Acne & Scars

Hello Babes!

I always get asked the best products for hiding pores, filling in lines, & smoothing out pimples and scars! Well you are in luck because I have compiled some of my favorite products below for just this! Pores are inevitable, you cannot get rid of them, but you can minimize and hide them with the right technique. Often people are afraid of makeup when they have acneic or scarred skin because it can make it look “CAKEY” if not applied the correct way. Layering more and more product on will only leave you looking overly frosted. Primer and Pore Fillers will be your best friend if you struggle with texturized skin. Keep reading to learn my favorites at the moment…

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Pore Fillers / Line Fillers / Scar Fillers:

Fillers are usually clear/ or flesh tone and are best when applied with the fingers directly to the skin. Focus on the T-zone if your pores are large in these areas. For scars/wrinkles you can apply these with fingers to the area as well. Apply lightly so that you are not soaking up a lot of the product into your hands. Let dry and foundation can be applied over with a Beauty Blender- this is the best tool for hiding texture.

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  1. NYX Pore Filler – A nude smooth consistency, this pore filler is AMAZING, and for the cheap price it is definitely a must buy. Get porcelain doll like skin before coverage with this beautiful filler! $11 {ACNE SKIN SUGGESTION}

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  1. theBalm – Time Balm – Pink tone pore filler, very velvety finish to the skin. Let it dry for atleast 5 minutes before applying foundation $29
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3. Clarins Skin Smooth Perfect РThis one is by far my favorite when it comes to fillers. It is thick and smooth, leaves the skin feeling poreless basically!! I use this on usually every single client for that perfect skin finish before foundation $28
{WRINKLES / SCARS / ACNE SUGGESTION}

Perfecting Face…

This last Saturday I was able to get a few gorgeous ladies ready for their Miss Utah pageant headshots, including the gorgeous Cassie. This greek beauty not only had the most gorgeous features but the most easy eyes and face to apply makeup to! When it comes to headshots for pageants most photographers use bright lighting, so contouring and highlighting is a must. I went for a more bronzed look to the skin with a touch of mauve blush and bright peach lips. Today I am sharing with you the products I used to create her flawless face. I will share all other details to this look in my part 2 post! If you are interested in booking me for pageant makeup lessons or head-shot makeup, please email me at Jadembaird@gmail.com
XOX

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Photo taken by Jade Marie with Canon Rebel with flash/ No altering was made to original work to show true products

Perfecting Face…
When it comes to flawless face makeup, the key is to start out with a clean and exfoliated base. I suggest using anything with small beads that will exfoliate dead skin and prep your face for your primer. I always get asked how I create a smooth flawless skin base while also doing a medium to full coverage look and it is all about the tools you are using and how. Blending is the most important technique when it comes to the face application, slow movements will allow the product to manipulate on the skin and move where it needs to…

#1 Primer: DermaQuest Perfecting Primer – This oil absorbing primer was made to minimize the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. It also creates a smooth flawless base for your foundation to glide and lay on. It is suggested for all skin types and is perfect for acne-prone clients as well. Apply to the skin with your fingers, blender, or a brush. IMG_3891

#2 Foundation: NEW* Dior Star Studio Makeup in 031 Sand– this is a brand new foundation that I am using on clients, it is a full coverage fluid and perfect for photography/shoots that are using artificial lighting. The Dior Star foundation is perfect for those who are in the spotlight and want to have that perfect flawless looking skin all the time. I have been a fan of Dior foundations for a while, but this one definitely blows the others out of the water with its brightening effects and long lasting durability. Applied to the skin with Beauty Blender \Cle-de-Peau-Correcteur-Visage-Concealer

Blemish coverage: The next step is for covering blemishes. My holy grail acne cover concealer is the Clea De Peau “Beige” OR depending on your skin tone. I apply this over the blemishes and lightly blend in with the flat concealer brush from same brand. These two products paired together cover anything seamlessly and no one will ever know anything was there in the first place! Yes they are expensive but worth every penny!

#3 Setting: LA Girl HD Pro Powder – Apply this with a puff or sponge to all the places that have been retouched with concealer/ wet foundation. It is important to do this immediately after to prevent creasing or build up. This powder is a Silica mineral powder so it is very finely milled and lightweight when applied.

#4 Concealer: Eve Pearl Salmon Conceal was used under the eyes to balance out any darkness and brighten up. You can apply this with your ring finger lightly under the eyes up to the temples. I then like to apply a brighter concealer over top, Tarte in “Light” is great to give that Kim Kardashian bright-eye look! Set this with the same powder.

#5 Blush: Laura Geller “Roseberry” – this mauve/pink shimmer blush is perfect to add a rosy hint to the cheeks and still stay looking natural. Apply with a medium powder brush in circular motion to the apples and up towards cheekbones. I focused on staying on the apples of the cheeks with her blush here. xMedium_Tan.jpg.pagespeed.ic.hIrDI_SCms xTANTODEEP.jpg.pagespeed.ic.b6iuB-urXJ

#6 Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills contour powders in “Golden Peach” & “Nutmeg” were blended and used to create her perfected contour on her nose, forehead and cheekbones. If you have yet to try ABH contour powders, you are missing out. If you are new to contour and highlight, check out her site HERE

#7 Highlight: Hourglass Ambient “Mood Light” – this super soft pink highlight gives your skin the most natural yet glowing effect. For those who are a fan of the J-glow but don’t want to go overboard, Hourglass Ambient highlighters are perfect for you. Apply to all high points of the face that you want to stand out.

#8 Setting Spray: Last step is to set the face with a setting spray to hold your face makeup in place all day! Skindinavia No More Shine Spray will be your best friend when you need perfect makeup for photos, the last thing you need is a greasy looking face for the camera! Spray the face three times and fan with your hand, instant matte skin!

I hope you all enjoyed this quick makeup tutorial on how to get that perfect looking face makeup, I will be sharing part 2 soon…