How To Conceal Pimples or Blemishes

It’s that time of the month again and each time, an annoying zit shows up on my face out of nowhere. A lot of us, even those with good skin have most likely experienced having those awful blemishes and may even have traces of it until now. I, for one, constantly have a few pimples here and there. I also have quite a lot of acne scars present in my face because I can’t seem to stay away from the temptation of getting rid of it the wrong way if you know what I mean :roll:  Regardless, I’m still going to give you a friendly advice that pricking your pimples will only make it worse and may leave a scar as a constant reminder of “I told you so”.

So today I’m going to share with you tips on how to conceal those blemishes and acne scars so you can show your pretty face with confidence.

1. Here’s the old saying, “Cleanliness is next to godliness.”

Use a clean brush or make sure your hands are clean if you’ll be using your ring finger. You’d want to make sure your pimple is bacteria-free so it doesn’t get worse.

2. Pick the right concealer.

Get the one that has a thick consistency because these types of concealers have more pigments therefore gives better coverage. You should also find one that is the same shade as your skin tone. Anything lighter or darker will only accentuate your blemish and make it look more obvious.

One of the best concealers I’ve tried with great coverage is MAC Studio Finish Concealer. It’s the one I’ve been hanging on to for years.

MAC studio finish concealer

3. Apply your concealer the right way with the right tools.

If you’re using a concealer brush, make sure it’s small and has a tapered tip like the one shown below. These types of concealer brushes helps you apply the product on targeted areas where your small blemishes are

I find that using regular concealer brushes like the one shown below are best for under eye areas.

small concealer brush
My ArtNet 135 Concealer Brush.

regular concealer brush
My MAC 195 Concealer Brush.

If you don’t want to use a brush, you can use your ring finger since it has the lightest touch. The warmth of your skin also makes the texture of the product easier to apply and blend better.

Once you have the product on the brush or your ring finger, gently pat on the areas where you need to conceal. Again, it should be patting and not swiping in any way because that will not build the coverage you need. When patting, make sure it’s done lightly because patting heavily will just erase or ruin the coverage you’ve already layered on.

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Here’s a photo of my blemish without anything on.

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Here’s what it looks like after applying concealer only.

If you want to conceal your blemishes like a professional makeup artist, here are additional tips you might want to try :)

For pimples that appear red, use a green color corrector first to cancel out the redness. The rule of color theory is to find the opposite color of the one you want to cover to cancel it out. Green is the opposite color of red in the color wheel. Therefore, applying a green color corrector to your red pimple will neutralize it. Then you can proceed applying your concealer.

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Again, let me show you the blemish without any makeup.

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I patted on some Makeup Forever green color corrector using my ArtNet Brush. Don’t worry about the corrector looking somewhat whitish as it will be camouflaged with concealer afterwards.

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Here’s the final result. If you would notice, the combination of color corrector and concealer had better results with less redness  of the blemish peeping through the skin.

Hope these tips help whenever you’re having one of those bad breakout days ;)

If you want to learn how to conceal dark under eyes, check out my tutorial HERE.

 

6 Responses to “How To Conceal Pimples or Blemishes”

  • Wow! This is very helpful! :) I’m also using MAC Studio Finish Concealer (NC 35), but I my pimple mark still shows :( but after following your simple step (gently patting instead of swiping) I got a perfect result! My pimple marks were gone! I mean, concealed :) I’m also using MAC Studio Fix powder plus foundation, is it better to use brush instead of sponge? Thanks! :)

    • makeupby

      Hi Sharon. In my opinion, it’s better to use a sponge or powder puff for powder form foundations in order for the product to be pressed onto your skin for long lasting effect :) Glad the concealing tips helped you ;)

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