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    How to zap a zit!

    Words: Melissa Twigg

    Is there anything worse than waking up on the morning of a big date/interview/wedding and seeing a pulsating pimple on your face? And while prevention is the greatest cure of all (exfoliate regularly, use a salicylic acid face wash and eat a balanced diet) there are ways of looking fabulous despite the monster zit!

     

    First take a Q-tip, soak it in anti-redness eye drops and leave it in the freezer for 10 minutes. Then apply it to the inflamed area: it’s the easiest way to reduce swelling in minutes. Finally, using a flat makeup brush with a smaller head than the blemish itself, dab a light layer of cakey concealer on top, working the brush in circular movements around the pimple, so it doesn’t catch the light. We love Yardley StayFast Cover Flage in Medium (R69.95). Then dust powder on top and put on your brightest lipstick (a distraction always helps!), hold your head up high and hit the town.

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