How to hide acne with makeup

Makeup can help conceal your skin problems (Photo: Courtesy)

Makeup won’t solve your skin problems, but one thing it can do is cover them up. You may be doing everything right and those uninvited guests still show up.

And no matter what you do to take care of that pimple at night, it will still be visible and present the next day. This is where makeup comes in to save the day.

First identify your concern. Do you suffer from whiteheads, blackheads, hyperpigmentation, cysts, red bumps or textured scars? This will allow you to target specific areas.

If you’re a beginner, this simple technique recommended by world-renowned makeup artists will help cover your acne while it heals.

In the meantime, go to a dermatologist who will diagnose your skin problems and offer you solutions. Some research on your part on how to apply makeup to conceal your unique skin concerns is the way to go.

Here is a simple guide:

Step 1: Clean

Remove excess oil and dirt by washing your face with a mild cleanser. Apply a light moisturizer and a liquid powder or cream in light strokes.

Step 2: Apply green concealer

A green concealer will negate the redness of the pimple. Tap it gently and mix thoroughly.

Step 3: Concealer

Apply concealer dots to areas you want more coverage and blend. Make sure it matches your skin tone perfectly.

Step 4: Mix

Use a soft brush and blend perfectly.

Step 5: Apply foundation

This is the icing on the cake. Look for a full coverage, non-comedogenic foundation designed for acne-prone skin that won’t clog your pores.

Step 6: Setting the powder

Finish with a translucent or loose powder to set the concealer and give you a matte look.