When it comes to beauty, there are few things more devastating than waking up to what feels like a mountain on your face. From our teen years and well into adulthood, one of the "perks" (eye roll) of being a woman is that our hormones love to express themselves through our skin.
We caught up with Sona Gasparian, beauty blogger and makeup expert behind Simply Sona, to weigh in with her makeup expertise, but we discovered she's no stranger to breakouts either. "Having struggled with acne in my early 20s, I know how difficult it can be to hide stubborn breakouts," she shares.
You'd never know Gasparian has anything but a porcelain complexion from her blog posts, so naturally we had to find out her secret. Keep scrolling to score Sona's tip for making your next zit disappear—and it's basically magic.
Step 1: "Starting with a clean face, apply your moisturizer. I recommend an oil-free moisturizer that's gentle on the face."
We love Boscia's Oil-Free Daily Hydration SPF 15 ($36).
Step 2: "Use a green corrector and apply a very small amount on the blemish with a tiny brush or your ring finger. The green corrector will cancel out the redness of the acne."
Can't find a green corrector stick you love? Try Smashbox's Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer ($39).
Step 3: "Apply your foundation all over your skin, and when you get to the acne spots, make sure to dab the foundation using a kabuki brush. It's important not to drag the brush, especially around the acne, because that will remove the green corrector."
NARS has a killer Kabuki Ita Brush ($55) if you don't already have one you love.
Step 4: "By now, your acne should be fully covered, but if you still see a little something, you can use a concealer that's the same color as your foundation to pinpoint conceal for final touches. It's important not to use a light-colored concealer, because this will highlight the problem areas."
Make Up For Ever's Full Cover Concealer ($32) comes in a wide range of shades so you can perfectly match it to your foundation.
Step 5: "Set this makeup in place using a translucent powder so it doesn't move throughout the day."
We trust Laura Mercier's Translucent Loose Setting Powder ($37).
Do you struggle with acne? What's your trick for camouflaging a blemish? Share below!
Opening image: Sona Gasparian