A Top Makeup Artist Shares How He Hides Breakouts on His Celebrity Clients

I imagine most beauty-loving people, like me, follow makeup artists on social media for the cosmetic eye candy painted atop the faces of Hollywood's most enigmatic sirens. After all, Instagram also serves as a creative's portfolio and lookbook. In the case of Allan Avendaño, I didn't click the "follow" button solely for his work but for his magnetic teddy-bear personality. He can be found hamming it up on his Instagram Stories with clients like Jenna Dewan, Chrissy Teigen, and Lucy Hale. While he surely takes his work seriously, he doesn't put the same pressure on himself, a refreshing change in a competitive, saturated industry.

Another enticing quality about the comedic cosmetician is his ability to expertly hide breakouts, as if converting his hands into the Photoshop airbrush tool. That's right; even A-list celebrities get breakouts, but over the years, Avendaño has developed the tools to be able to make pimples practically invisible. Below, he's sharing his best tips for expertly shrouding a breakout, along with his favorite skincare products to help minimize them below the surface.