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How To Hide Pimples With Makeup

Apr 16, 2018

Due to the strenuous lifestyles we lead today, it’s incredibly easy to fall prey to pimples. Each one of us may have more than one trigger – be it fluctuating hormones, stress, eating sugary foods, not getting enough zzz’s or simply following an unhealthy diet. No matter what your cause is, these pesky pimples may appear at crucial times – like right before a big event! Ultimate disaster scenario, right? Well, here’s when your makeup comes in handy (however, you’ll need a dermatologist and more if you’re looking for a permanent solution.) Want to know how? Read on to find out how to hide pimples with makeup.

How To Hide Pimples With Makeup

A little bit of color correcting concealer, a dab of foundation, and some setting powder can work wonders to temporarily hide that pimple you’re fretting over. Let’s take a look at how to make the best of your makeup to do so.

Before we begin, let me tell you, the trick is to simply combine spot-treatment with a thin layer of foundation so your face does not end up looking cakey. The best thing you can do for your skin is to keep it minimal.

What You Will Need

1. Primer

Always pick the right primer for your skin type. It’s advisable to use a lightweight, oil-free primer to keep your makeup in place, especially concealer, on an inflamed spot. Also, it’s even better if you find one with SPF in it, especially if you deal with hyperpigmentation or scarring. Sun exposure slows down your healing process.

2. Concealer

Find a concealer that matches your skin tone. Also, color correcting works beautifully for angry, red zits.

3. Concealer brush

A soft concealer brush is important for precise application and blending out the formula.

4. Foundation

If you’re acne-prone, it’s best to use a non-comedogenic foundation that isn’t full of too many chemicals. Also, it does not interfere with acne medication.

5. Setting powder

Use a mineral powder to keep your acne-prone skin happy and healthy. They provide less coverage, but they are less likely to clog your pores and cause further breakouts.

Tutorial – Step By Step Process

Here’s a simple technique to hide pimples or red bumps.

Step 1: Cleanse and Moisturize Your Skin

How To Hide Pimples With Makeup - Step 1 Cleanse and Moisturize Your Skin


This is perhaps the most essential step to help you achieve desirable coverage and also for your makeup to look flawless. Cleanse your face well, add a toner to your routine, and moisturize using a gentle, oil-free moisturizing lotion or one that suits your skin type.

Step 2: Apply Primer

How To Hide Pimples With Makeup - Step 2 Apply Primer


Apply your primer to add a barrier between the makeup and your skin. If you don’t want to use the primer all over your face, you can use a brush and apply it only to spots and problem areas. It all depends on what works for you!

Step 3: Apply Color Corrector and Concealer

How To Hide Pimples With Makeup - Step 3 Apply Color Corrector and Concealer


A green concealer works best to diffuse any signs of pigmentation and redness. Blend it out with a brush and then apply a concealer that perfectly matches your skin tone. This helps in completely blurring out the spot.

Step 4: Dab On Some Foundation

How To Hide Pimples With Makeup - Step 4 Dab On Some Foundation


This step is optional and if you aren’t happy using a foundation, you can either use a BB cream or skip it, as per your preference. In case you are going for a foundation, take very little product and blend it out using a stippling brush or a blending sponge.

Step 5: Set With A Powder

How To Hide Pimples With Makeup - Step 5 Set With A Powder


Use a compact or a setting powder to set your concealer in place and to prevent your face from looking shiny.