Zits pop in the most embarrassing places. Our go-to response in this situation is to camouflage the spots with makeup. One thing to keep in mind is that makeup only conceals your acne breakout. It does not fix it. Makeup can make it worse. However, this depends on what time makeup products you use and how you apply them.
So, what’s the solution?
First, you need to gather all the essential items, which include:
- Setting Powder
Let’s take a look at how to use them:
Before applying makeup, wash your face. Pat your face gently with a washcloth. Excessive rubbing can aggravate the acne and make it spread. Apply moisturizer and let your face air dry for a few minutes.
As the name says, a primer primes your face for makeup. It makes applying the foundation evenly easy and extends the wear. Pump a dollop of primer on a makeup sponge and dab it on your skin. Wait a few minutes before applying concealer.
It’s Time to Conceal
If your acne blends well with your skin, applying a natural shade of concealer will do the job. However, use a color-correcting concealer if the marks are red or pink.
- For red blemishes, use green concealer.
- For black spots, use orange or peach concealer.
- For dark scars, use red concealer.
Dot the spots with concealer and use your index finger to dab until the concealer is fully blended.
Foundation comes in many forms. Liquid foundation is best for dry skin, a cream foundation for oily skin, and compact powder helps hide wrinkles and fine lines.
Add a dollop of foundation to your makeup sponge. Dab it on your face and keep the movement light until you get an even layer. If the blemishes are still visible, go for a second layer.
Finish With Powder
The last touch is the compact powder to give your face a refreshing look. Translucent powder helps settle your makeup and is acne-friendly. Use a clean brush to apply the powder. Dust your face with it in a circular motion and brush off any excess in the end.
Hiding Blemishes in Difficult Places
Dried Out Patch
Your skin needs moisturizing If your acne has dried out and looks like dandruff. Apply oil-free moisture to smoothen the flaky mess and apply concealer before foundation.
Blackheads around your nose are the hardest to conceal. The best way to hide them is to double down on the concealer. Use a color-correction concealer first. Follow it with foundation and powder, and then use an eyeliner brush to apply another coat of concealer.
A zit in your eyebrow can be very painful. To prevent it from getting inflamed, stop all your DIY treatments. Apply a small amount of tea tree oil to prevent it from growing. Use a spoolie to apply foundation on the zit. Then, cover it with a wet eyebrow pencil.
Now that you know the basic steps to cover your blemishes, you no longer need to wear sunglasses or pull your hair forward to hide them. Stick to the steps, and you will get a flawless face in just a few minutes.
If you live in Missouri, visit the Student Salon at the Missouri College of Cosmetology. They offer different salon services, including makeup, hair dye, and skincare treatments. For information, dial (888) 887-1501.