How to Cover Blemishes + Sun Spots

I should have knocked on wood….. as I finished up my month in Europe I was SO proud of my skin and how I remained blemish free during my whole vacation.  As I was typing my skincare regimen and post to you guys, spilling my guts about how great it had been and what I had been using, I knew I had cursed myself and was about to get a breakout….LOL!  It may have been the plane ride, or the change in air or temperature, but my skin had a little breakout when I got back!  I also noticed that some of my sunspots got a little more pigmented!


I filmed this video just 2 days after my return, and as much as it’s annoying to get breakouts, it’s also the reality of life.  I’m glad at least I can show you guys how to deal with the issue, because it’s something we will always have to deal with.  I’ve noticed as I’m getting older, maybe I’m now not getting as many blemishes, but am trading them in for discoloration and sun spots….!  So I guess you can never completely win, but along the way we will find products and techniques that will improve our skin and the appearance!  I’m always happy to share my findings and research with you, and to also show you the tricks of the trade that I use personally in my own life and also on my photoshoots and clients.


I’ll let the video do the explaining, but how glorious is the power of makeup and knowing the proper technique?!  I think this technique and video will be a game changer for you.

Side note:  I featured one of the foundations in the video I had used during my trip, which I haven’t mentioned on the blog yet because it’s new to me too!  It’s from YSL and it’s the Le Teint Touche Éclat Illuminating Foundation.  I have really been grabbing it lately and loving it in my rotation of foundations.  As you will see in the video, it has a medium coverage, and a gorgeous finish.  It’s not too dewey, but also not flat.  It gives that perfect luminous glow.

I will link all the products below because I think it’s important to get the right tools for this technique.  You need the proper brushes to conceal, and you know how minimal I am with using brushes….so if I say you need it, I really mean it!  Let me know if this tutorial was helpful for you, and if you have any foundations or concealers you have been loving lately and why you love them!  Sharing is caring, so give a comment so we can all learn from each other!  Xx


YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation in BEIGE 40

Tweezerman Foundation Brush

Beauty Blender

Maybelline Master Conceal in Light

Stila #2 Brush

Senna Hi-Lite Brush for blending Under Eye Concealer



  • Elisabetta

    August 17, 08 2015 03:56:09
  • Janet

    August 20, 08 2015 03:25:13

    Hello! What foundation do you recommend for super oily skin? Can you name a fave? Thanks!

    P.S. I love your blog

    • Nikki DeRoest

      August 21, 08 2015 01:53:29

      Thanks so much! Hourglass cosmetics has a great one specifically for oily skin that is supposed to help reduce the amount of oil produced. It’s really beautiful. It’s called Immaculate. I linked it here for you!

  • Janet

    August 20, 08 2015 03:40:33

    I forgot to ask do you recommend the concealer used in the video for oily skin? Thanks

    • Nikki DeRoest

      August 21, 08 2015 01:51:36

      Yes definitely. It is a drier texture and really stays place! Xoxo

  • Breanna

    October 24, 10 2015 03:13:28

    Hey! Just found your blog and I’m loving it! I just had a question regarding your discolouration/sunspots. What do you do to lighten them? Although my acne is at bay (finally!), I have a few of acne scars/dark spots. I would really like to get rid of them. Any tips? Thanks!

    • Nikki DeRoest

      October 25, 10 2015 06:44:57

      check out what I just posted today about my skincare! Hope it helps but basically any masque and serum that will brighten is going to help. Plus lots of sunscreen and always wearing hats and protection in the sun! Thanks for the question!

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