A good skin-care routine is a prerequisite to concealing any type of acne. Always try to make sure you’re prepping your skin properly before application. Gently exfoliate any excess dry and dead skin cells. Afterwards, moisturize your skin.
Remember that acne comes in different shapes, sizes, textures and tones. So, it is difficult to conceal acne with makeup without understanding what you want to do. You may think what’s the difference between concealing blackheads, cystic bumps or even pus-filled whiteheads? Actually, there are more methods to cover acne. Here are some guidelines on how to conceal different types of acne:
Tips to conceal red or scarred acne
Color correction is important to effectively cover acne. For fresh blemishes that are bright red, use a green color corrector to neutralize those red tones. For acne scarring or older blemishes, which typically tend to be browner, you need a corrector on the red/orange end of the spectrum to neutralize them.
Concealing whiteheads, blackheads
To hide small raised bumps, blackheads and whiteheads, choose a full-coverage concealer. After applying your color correctors, stipple or dab your concealer over the acne and it’s important to use a sponge, beauty blender or stippling brush to do this. However, do not swipe the concealer on, or you will end up removing the corrector you just placed. Once you’ve concealed, apply your foundation. Next, dab or stipple the foundation over the corrected areas. If your acne is filled with pus or other liquid or if it’s bleeding, apply a pimple patch over your blemish for healing before applying foundation or concealer.
Way to conceal cystic, bumpy acne
Makeup can help correct any discoloration but won’t be able to cover any rough or raised skin texture. What you can do, however, is be diligent about setting your foundation and concealer with a loose powder, which can help smooth out the appearance of the skin’s surface. Apply powder with a damp beauty sponge and press that onto the blemish.