This week, the Cut explores women’s complicated relationship to beauty standards and the effort required to meet them.
As any fan of Law & Order knows, cover-ups are often worse than the crime. This logic also applies to covering up blemishes. Use a shade too light and you’re calling attention to the area; choose the wrong texture of concealer and your blemish looks dewier than the skin of a pop star. Wayne Goss, master YouTube makeup artist, has a few tips for how to cover a blemish correctly. Click above to hear him explain why shimmer has no place in a concealer, how to pick your right shade, and the proper application technique.