Blemishes and blotches and hickies, oh my. “Face” it, no matter who you are or how great your skin (normally) is, zit happens. So what are you going to do about that blemish on your beauty? Run? Hide? Invest in a wardrobe of turtlenecks? We think not. Instead, size up the offender and take aim with these correctional offerings.
Best Bet: Pimple
Like mean girls, homework and red plastic cups, acne was something you thought you’d outgrown. Sigh. Clueless when it comes to banishing that blemish? Just EradiKate ($22) it. Formulated by super derm, Kate Somervile, this sulfur-based spot treatment promises to calm flareups, fast. And as for covering it up in the meantime? Try Murad’s Acne Treatment Concealer ($21). Designed to conceal as it heals, the formula is opaque enough to minimize any monstrosity while delivering a curative dose of salicylic acid. Poor zit, it didn’t stand a chance.
Best Bet: Hickey
Ain’t nothing’ wrong with a little smooching. But, who wants to wear their unbridled passion all over their, uh, neck? Let celebrity tattoo artist, Kat Von D, step in. Her Tattoo Concealor ($21) provides customizable coverage that’s tough enough to tackle some serious ink, which means hickies are a cinch. Consider that bruise a one-night stand.
Best Bet: Cold Sore
As if the hickey weren’t bad enough! When your pucker is looking a little less than perfect, reach for Revive’s super-intense Lip & Perorial Renewal Cream ($115). The formula is designed to coat cracked skin and continuously heel, repair and renew. To camouflage any lingering redness, simply dab the stubborn spot with a bit of Erase Paste ($26), Benefit’s most concentrated concealer. Now, how’s that for lip service?
Best Bet: Sunburn/Windburn
You just wanted to get golden…but instead you got totally burned. We’d scold you, but enough with the pain and suffering. Simply make it up to your skin by slathering on Ddf’s Mesojection Healthy Skin Serum($84). With a potent cocktail of antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients, this tone-correcting moisturizer will repair and quench your skin. Still seeing red? Conceal the offensive burn with BeneFit’s Confessions of a Concealaholic ($36).The all-in-one kit has everything (literally, everything) you’ll need to step out looking totally flawless.