Photo: Courtesy of sephora.comElizabeth Siegel, Allure magazine
In The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen's scars get magically erased with futuristic technology. In real life, well-applied makeup is the next best thing. "A lot of it is about manipulating light," says makeup artist Joanna Schlip, who has scars on her own face from a burn. The secrets are patience-wait a minute between steps and makeup won't smudge-and the right products and tools. Here's how they can work a little trickery.
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Two layers of primer can fake smooth skin. With an oil-free one, like Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer, apply a light, even coat, then dab more directly over each scar. If the area still looks concave, brush a concealer that's two shades lighter than your skin on top, using crisscrossing strokes (Schlip likes thick, creamy concealers, such as Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage). Otherwise, go straight to a foundation that matches your skin tone,