Home / Beauty / How to Hide Acne and Pimple Perfectly With Makeup

How to Hide Acne and Pimple Perfectly With Makeup

Makeup comes in handy when you’re trying to hide a breakout. Rather than layering on more than you’d normally wear, combine spot-treatment with a thin layer of foundation. Makeup doesn’t have to be hard on your skin: with good hygiene and oil-free products, you can hide your acne without clogging your pores.




d3c61e9e20cb59df0caf9e05888100a7

Finding the Right Makeup

Acquire oil-free makeup. Cosmetics that do not clog pores are called noncomedogenic or non-acnegenic. The first ingredient in your makeup should be water. Opt for mineral-based cosmetics, which will absorb excess oil and hide redness without irritating your skin.

  • Noncomedogenic makeup does not interfere with acne medication.

Pick the right primer for your skin. Use oil-free primer to keep your makeup in place. It can be especially difficult to keep concealer on an inflamed zit, but a dab of primer does the trick. Lightweight primers are less likely to irritate acne and are easier on oily skin.

  • Use a primer with SPF for protection from the sun, especially if you have scarring or hyperpigmentation. Sun exposure can slow the healing process.

Consider a powder foundation. A mineral-powder foundation is less likely to clog your pores than a liquid foundation, though it will provide less coverage. Opt for mattifying products: they absorb excess oil, and a matte finish conceals bumpiness.

  • Avoid shimmery finish, which will draw attention to bumps.
  • Foundations that are designed to last all day are more likely to clog your pores, causing further acne.




Find or make a concealer that matches your skin tone. Concealer that is too light or dark will highlight your trouble spots, rather than hiding them. Mix two shades of concealer if you cannot find one that matches your skin.

Consider using a setting powder. Setting powder can benefit oily skin, but can exacerbate dryness in other skin. If you choose to use it, find a light setting powder that is less likely to trap oils under your skin.
8359be883428bbe48463c37e4c9d43fc

Applying the Makeup

Clean and moisturize your skin. Before applying makeup, gently wash your face with warm water. Gently rub in a fragrance-free water-based moisturizer. Apply a sunscreen or a moisturizer-sunscreen combination for protection against the sun.

  • Sunscreen does not cause acne unless it contains harmful chemicals such as PABA and benzophenone.

Prepare your brush or sponge. You can use brushes or sponges to apply your makeup if you would like to avoid touching your skin. Acne can be caused by bacteria on the hands, but sponges or brushes can also hold bacteria, so be sure wash them at least twice a week.

Apply primer. Wait a few minutes to allow your skin to absorb the moisturizer, then use your fingers or a sponge to apply primer. If you prefer not to use a primer across your whole face, you can dab it onto problem spots to help fasten your concealer.

Apply concealer. Wait a few minutes for your primer to set, then apply concealer in an x to your acne. Gently pat it in place. Do not rub, or it may streak.




  • You may prefer to wait on the concealer after you have applied foundation, as foundation will cover many of the milder occurrences of acne.
  • You can use a green concealer to diffuse pigmentation. Never apply green concealer after applying foundation.

Apply foundation. Wait a few seconds for your concealer to set, then use a brush to apply foundation. Use as little as possible. If your first application seems inadequate, add light, even layers until you are satisfied with the result.

  • If you still have spots, wait a few minutes for your foundation to set, then add concealer.
  • If you are finishing with a setting powder, you can apply it now. With a brush, apply it on your skin in slow circles.
  • Once your foundation has set, you can apply the rest of your makeup.
Finished.
1eefc7a04ed4c07f3c0f3a6032254e78
3c1a3a8477b24b6f7761c318a6432da8
5d138b23292281b6fcab55ebb553b803
9c1bdf627450629c82e62dfedf19c797




9fa73e826dad6fe3d908d795a297a56f
75e5c92a43bf2e9bdf3b504c81531102
88f8771fb27adfe3c274f5a3594825a4
324c07354b28bca873ed0926a715e016




Check Also

40 Wow Hairstyle Ideas For Women That Are Easy Yet Classy

Girls are competitive when it comes to beauty. I mean we just can’t rest until …