9. Dab, Don’t Brush or Rub
There are two reasons why you should always dab your makeup on when dealing with blemishes. The first is that dabbing ensures that underlying layers don’t move around. If you take the time to put lighter concealer on the underside of a blemish, as in step six, then you don’t want to push that concealer around and ruin the effect.
The second reason dabbing is so important is that brushing and rubbing can irritate blemishes and make them more obvious. Dabbing with a brush is always the best option when you can do it. If you can’t do that, then put your makeup with your finger. Whatever you do, do not rub your face. Rubbing the face can do some real damage. It can cause more breakouts and can even cause fine lines and wrinkles.
Remember, the more you rub you skin, the more it will stretch. If you can’t apply your makeup without brushes, make sure your makeup brush is clean. Always clean it right after you apply your makeup. The thing is, makeup brushes get clogged with excess powder and oils from your skin and this can be one of the major reasons why you are breaking out.