Natural Cover Cream is not like any other foundation on the market. It's CONCENTRATED. Just a little bit goes a long, long way! A small amount -- about the size of a pea --will provide adequate coverage for most faces. If more coverage is desired, just layer on more Natural Cover Cream until it's just the way you want it.
The magic of Natural Cover Cream's performance is in the Performing Powder. Make sure to press the powder evenly into the Natural Cover Cream surface until it's all absorbed. Don't miss a spot! Your skin should feel dry and silky to the touch. If it still feels moist, apply more Performing Powder. Now your Natural Cover complexion is 100% waterproof and will last all day!
For sensitive, delicate areas such as under eyes and lips, my Vitamin E Stick with cocoa butter is the best way to add some extra conditioning before applying your foundation or lipstick. The natural, lubricating action of Vitamin E will smooth out the surface lines and keep your skin from looking cracked and dry.
To even out skin texture such as large pores or fine lines, apply Natural Cover Cream with your sponge, using a dot and blend method. Dabbing on Natural Cover Cream with the sponge will help fill in uneven texture. For more information on application techniques, please be sure to watch the "how to" video included in your Natural Cover kit. Or as always, you can call and speak to one of our professional makeup artists for assistance.
Blemishes are often oily, usually shiny, and almost always red and sore looking. The challenge is camouflaging the redness with a product that won't slip off the raised surface. Camouflaging redness once required using a green tinted concealer under your foundation. However, Natural Cover Cream is so concentrated and so opaque, you can cover redness without the use of an additional concealer.
Apply your foundation and then dab a little extra right on the blemish and lightly pat it until it blends in. You may want to consider using a Q-tip, sponge or other disposable applicator rather than your finger so that you don't inadvertently cause an irritation or spread infection.
Since scar tissue is tight and nonporous, you need a foundation/concealer with enough body to adhere to the smooth surface. Natural Cover Cream was especially formulated to adhere to any kind of skin surface - and once it's set with Performing Powder it won't slide off. To effectively cover a scar, apply a thin layer of concealer to the surrounding skin, then go back and press Natural Cover Cream directly onto the scar. Resist the temptation to blend because you'll overwork the area and the product is more likely to slide off. Once you've completed your application of Natural Cover Cream, finish it with Performing Powder to set and waterproof it.
Your goal is to make the scar less noticeable by evening out the color and texture to match the surrounding skin. Natural Cover Cream cannot be used to fill in an indentation, but it will lessen the effect if the scar is the same color as the skin around it. Only a plastic surgeon or dermatologist can help you with smoothing or filling in scarred tissue.
Dark circles are the most common reason women use a concealer. I know you've heard that using a yellow color corrector under your eyes will help conceal dark circles. In some cases, for minimal discoloration like little blue veins, this may work. But for those of you with more discoloration, you may find that using a rosier shade under your eye will do the trick. For example, if you currently use fair olive, try fair beige. Or if you regularly use fair beige, try fair rose beige.
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