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Say Goodbye to Pesky Dark Circles and Spots With This Makeup Routine

The following post was originally featured on Love, Grey Skies and written by Tiffany Diana Torres , who is part of POPSUGAR Select Latina .

Who knew that adult acne was a thing? Not me.

Up until about a year and a half ago all I had to worry about was the occasional break out from Aunt Flow and the dark circles under my eyes. Boy how things have changed. A year and a half ago I developed adult acne which has really taken a bit of a toll on my self esteem. Hey, I’m a work in progress. Since then I’ve learned ways to cover and conceal not only my dark circles, but the scars left behind from the acne and I’m going to share it with you!

Step 1: Start with a clean & moisturized face. After that, apply a thin layer of primer. This allows your makeup to stay on all day and go on smoothly. I used the MUFE hydrating primer, because it’s my favorite! Glides on nicely and really makes my skin feel nice and plump.

Step 2: Apply an orange/salmon colored concealer under your eyes. This will cancel out the dark purple/blue shade and help neutralize the “bags.” Plus, this little trick makes you look fresh faced and wide awake!

Step 3: If you have any fresh acne that is irritated and red, then it’s best to go in with a green concealer . This will help cancel out the redness and allow the foundation to do its job by covering up afterwards.

Step 4: For the under eye area, I take my ring finger and blend, but I’ll use the beauty blender for the other spots.

Step 5: Apply foundation. This is one of my favorite foundations because of the finish and coverage!

Step 6: Apply a thin layer of concealer. I used the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye first in the shade Light, but I felt like it was too bright so I went in with my favorite; Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light Neutral. I concealed under my eyes but I also highlighted areas in the center of my face such as my nose, cupid’s bow, and forehead.

Step 7: Set your face! I use the Laura Mercier Translucent powder which allows everything to just stay in place.

Now it’s time to just glam up!

These are steps that I take every time I do a full face of makeup, because I like to look as even-toned as possible. This definitely helps those days when my face isn’t in the best condition, but remember that it’s really important to have a skin regimen and to drink lots of water. Your makeup only looks as best as your skin does, so remember to take care of it.

Proof That Color-Correcting Can Hide Acne Scars Like Magic

If you thought that color-correcting is just another makeup fad, think again. Beauty bloggers and professionals alike have been using multicolored concealers on dark circles and redness to create a clear complexion. One Reddit user proved the popular technique is equally as effective in covering up severe acne scars .

In a thread posted online, she shared the incredible before-and-after images of her face in three phases: without makeup, with foundation only, and with color-correcting concealers. With just the application of a few pigmented concealers, her acne scars were practically undetectable compared to using foundation alone. Scroll through to see her transformation and get inspired to try it out yourself!

No Makeup

“I have medium/deep skin that scars easily. Every blemish, knick, breakout leaves me a lovely parting gift- for months. This is actually the best my skin has ever looked, and I’m still kinda nervous.”

Up Close

“As you can see, I have some full on purple pitted acne scars with marred skin on my jaw that is especially dark around my lips.”

Old Foundation Routine

“I did one side of my face the old way: foundation layer one, foundation layer two, spot conceal.”

New Foundation Routine With Color Correcting

“I prep my skin with Skindinavia Primer Spray ($35). I squeeze out a bit of L.A. Girl orange corrector ($5) on my hand mixing it with the L.A. Girl yellow corrector ($5) to make a shade that is close to my skin tone. The L.A. Girl orange corrector is POTENT. Applying it straight on changes my undertone and I felt like my face was a bit “two-toned” post foundation. Mixing it with a pure yellow (or concealer if you need it way lighter) allows it blend seamlessly.”

“I dot it [the concealer] right over the blemish/scar. I will put the pure yellow corrector directly on the most prominent part of my under eye circles and blend.”

“Set with Sacha Buttercup powder ($20), using a very light hand. I’ll fast forward past my brows/eyes.”

“I added two more dots near my chin. All the foundation I’m using!”

“Conceal and blend the under my eyes. Set with Banana shade in NYX contour palette ($25)”

Results of Old Routine

“Two layers of foundation, concealer, creme contour and highlight, and set with powder.”

Results With Color-Correcting Routine

5 No-Fail Beauty Tips I Learned on the Set of Telenovelas

Singer, actress, fashion designer, entrepreneur, writer, and mom of two Thalia shares her parenting, lifestyle, fashion, and beauty tips as POPSUGAR Latina’s contributor.

After appearing in so many telenovelas and working with so many different makeup artists, makeup brands, and hairstylists who changed my look for each role and sometimes several times in one day, I walked away with a few tricks up my sleeve. Here are five of my favorite and most useful ones.

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6 Victoria's Secret Angels Told Us Their Favorite Eye Creams

There are countless reasons to obsess over the Victoria’s Secret Angels – like their boho beach waves, toned legs, and flirty personalities. But beauty girls know one category reigns supreme: their skin care routines . Models have a magical way of wearing tons of makeup for shows without breaking out. They wake up with gorgeous bare skin . And somehow they’re always tan without any sun damage.

Backstage before the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show , we had to find out more of their antiaging must haves – specifically eye cream. Some use coconut oil, others prefer luxe Chanel creams. We also quizzed them on the best lip balms, how to wear glittery holiday makeup, and what it means to them to be part of the hottest show on TV.