A makeup artist on TikTok shared a must-have hack to cover up acne perfectly.
Mikayla Nogueira, from Massachusetts, has over 13.4 million followers on TikTok, where she shares her beauty tips with the world.
The 24-year-old has acne, and in one of her most recent uploads, she explained the “sticky method” and how it helps her hide her acne.
“Here’s how to completely cover acne with the sticky method,” she started.
“We will make this [blemishes] It looks like it doesn’t even exist on the face.
“It’s called the sticky method because our face is about to get really sticky.”
The key behind the Mikayla method is to use primary products that make the skin “tacky”. This will then help your concealer adhere to the skin to ensure you get full coverage all day long.
She started the tutorial by using a moisturizing serum that left a “sticky” layer on her skin.
She does use the Glow Recipe Plum Hyaluronic Acid Serum, however, according to Michaela, you can use “any serum that leaves the face feeling a little tight after applying it will work…any serum that gives a sticky and sticky finish.”
“Let that dry. You see there’s a bit of a tack when I touch my skin,” she adds.
The second step includes a ‘holding’ primer, such as the Elf Power Grip primer, which is her top pick.
Primer is an important part of any makeup tutorial because it helps protect the skin from the ingredients in makeup and acts as a base to help your foundation, blush, and eye makeup stay in place.
The esthetician adds that there are “tons and tons of primers sweeping the world,” but says Elf is one of the best.
“After we did this, our face would be super tacky and that’s what we needed, because that would stick to the matte concealer like glue,” she explains.
Michaela then switches to a third-step matte concealer, which she says is the best type of product for her “sticky way” because it “will have a higher chance of drying out,” compared to a hydrating concealer.
While applying her Nars Soft Matte Full Concealer to each pimple with a brush, Michaela shares: “We’ll take care of every one of these blemishes.
“I highly recommend using a concealer brush. Take an appropriate amount of concealer on the brush and you will apply it directly over the blemishes. We will do this for the entire face wherever needed.”
Don’t forget to let your concealer dry for two minutes, notes Michaela.
For step five, she added her foundation on top of an unblemished concealer with a sponge or beauty blender. “I highly recommend using a sponge to apply, to make sure it doesn’t interrupt the dry concealer underneath.”
The sixth and final step once foundation is applied is to carry on with the rest of your makeup routine as usual.
“How many people didn’t even realize I had acne because of this method,” she said sarcastically at the end of the video.
We totally try this.