Conceal the Zits, With These Makeup Fixes!

Conceal the Zits, With These Makeup Fixes!

The irksome blotches and patches that breakouts leave behind are the only thing worse than the actual outbreaks. It may take weeks or even months for these bothersome scars to go away. annoying, huh? But fear not—there is a quick and easy method for hiding these bothersome spots with cosmetics. You can use cosmetics to quickly disguise those scars while your anti-acne skincare program works to fade them away.

This is a simple, step-by-step tutorial on how to cover up acne scars with makeup like an expert. Continue reading...

Prior to Beginning-

Before applying makeup, you should gently wash your skin to prepare it.

Don't forget to wash irritating or inflammatory areas as well. Just take additional care when cleaning to prevent aggravating those spots. Refrain from overly touching your skin, especially with a washcloth, and stay away from cleansers that include alcohol or other potentially irritating or drying chemicals.

Speaking of cleanliness, you should always use a clean sponge or your hands to apply makeup to prevent bringing germs into your pores or irritated pimples.

Makeup Hacks on How to Cover Acne and Blemishes-

  • It's prime time-

As the name suggests, primer prepares your skin for makeup application.

To put it briefly, it helps level out the surface so that you require less foundation. It also helps prevent the remainder of your makeup from caking around imperfections and prolongs the wear of your foundation.

Here's how to put it to use:

  • Using a clean finger or makeup sponge, dab a tiny bit of primer on it. It should only take a pea-sized dab or half a pump.
  • Avoid getting a primer in your eyes as you evenly apply it to your skin with your fingertips or a sponge.
  • Give it a few minutes to set before putting on makeup.


  • First on concealer with color correction-

An essential tool for hiding acne is concealer. After all, the purpose of a concealer is to conceal.

Your makeup will look more even if you use concealer before foundation. Applying concealer after foundation puts you in danger of blending your concealer into your foundation inadvertently.

A color-correcting concealer may be helpful if your acne is really red, pink, or dark. Red marks or acne scars can be covered up using green concealers. Use peach, orange, or red concealer to help cover up dark scars and blemishes if you have brown or black skin. Concealer that corrects skin tone can be purchased as sticks, crayons, liquids, or sticks with built-in wands.


  • Utilize your base

The foundation unifies all the other items and helps to balance out your skin tone. It is available in liquid, cream, and powder that is either pressed or loose. Choosing one usually boils down to personal taste, however, keep the following things in mind:

For dry skin, a liquid foundation usually provides a better choice. Powder may make wrinkles and fine lines more noticeable. For oily skin, powder or cream-to-powder foundations could be suitable.

To use the base:

  • Begin with a modest sum.
  • Use a brush, sponge, or clean hands to blend until you have a thin, even layer.
  • As needed, add one or more light layers to increase the coverage.


  • Apply a Setting Powder at the Last-

You're set, er, if your foundation was pressed powder or loose powder.

Setting powder can help prolong your coverage and prevent shine if you use a liquid cream foundation, but it's not technically necessary if you plan on going about your day without it.

Mineral powder is a fantastic substitute for translucent and loose powders that are designed especially for setting makeup and is suitable for people with acne.

Select a noncomedogenic setting powder as that's your preference.

How to use setting powder:

  • Until the bristles are only barely covered, twirl a brush in the powder.
  • Remove any extra by tapping.
  • Apply the powder to your face using a gentle circular motion.

To The Bottom Line-

While makeup might help cover up acne scars and imperfections, it cannot cure acne. In addition to the previously listed advice, be sure to wash your face twice a day with a clean, fresh cloth.

If acne is bothering you, it's always worthwhile to consult a dermatologist for expert advice.