I wasn’t born lucky in the sensitive skin department. I’m horribly prone to break-outs from reasons like a simple change of weather to a bit more stress. That being said, I’ve been an expert in covering up pimples and zits so here are a few of my top tips. I thought it might not be great to show you blemishes on my face so I decided to just “talk” about it. :)
#1 The Best Concealer for covering Acne is…
The best concealer to use for acne spots or blemishes would have to be a balm or cream concealer with decent coverage. My favourite is the M.A.C studio finish concealer that comes in a pot because it is so easy to apply, pat and cover your blemish and the small pot makes it easy for on the go touch-ups which you will need to do for acne and blemishes. Suprisingly also, Mineral concealers when applied with a synthetic brush like the Everyday Minerals concealer works really well too. From personal experience, I would not recommend a liquid concealer because liquid concealers spread too thin to cover up a raised pimple properly and because the pimple produces oil during the day, it mixes even more with the liquidity of the concealer making it last just about 2 seconds. Save your liquid concealers for non-raised blemishes like redness and under-eye circles and leave the cream/balm concealers to help with your raised pimples.
#2 Pat, not spread
The main objective to applying concealer to a pimple or zit is that you want to take away the color because without the redness of the pimple, it blends right into the surrounding skin. The key to applying your concealer is to pat your concealer gently onto the blemish in quick patting motions and working around the pimple to take away the color. This ensures that the concealer is spread evenly and it covers without spreading the coverage around and eventually revealing what you want to cover in the first place. So pat gently but quickly and make sure you also cover the redness of the surrounding area.
#3 Please Set & Bring along Concealer
Despite getting an award for concealing your blemish when you walk out the door in the morning, concealer fades easily because your pimple or zit tends to produce more oil than the rest of your skin so you have to remember to set with a powder. A pressed powder is a great bet because you might need the extra coverage but be sure to make sure everything blends nicely so it doesn’t look cakey. Because the concealer is more prone to fading, also bring along your concealer in your makeup bag to touch up throughout the day especially if you have oily skin.
So there you have it! My top three tips to concealing acne, zits and pimples! I’m sure you have a set of your own tips. In fact, one of you told me that you should use the UDPP to apply first and then apply your concealer and you know what, it actually worked! It works even better when I’m applying a mineral powder concealer over the UDPP as well. What’s yours? Let me know in the comments below!
Here’s more on concealer for easy reading :)
– Review: ZA Concealer Perfection Concealer & Liquid Concealer Tips!
– Review: MAC Studio Finish Concealer (in a pot!)
– Tutorial: Concealing Dark Circles with the MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer