We love skincare and DIYs to deal with the that unfriendly breakouts that pops up unwelcomed and unannouced. Let’s face it, even the greatest spot treatment cannot make a nasty zit disappear overnight. Covering blemishes requires a proper concealing technique.
It is very important that you choose the correct makeup products for your acne-prone skin so that applying it doesn’t worsen your zits.
Even when we are dealing with a pimple, moisturizing is a must. We cannot emphasise enough on how important it is to moisturise your face before applying any makeup. Moisturiser helps to prep your skin and gives a smooth base for the products to blend in. You can apply an oil-free moisturiser suited to your skin type, if you are dealing with acne issues or choose moisturiser.
Start With A Colour Corrector
Before applying the concealer, prep the area with a color corrector to create a proper base. Here, choosing the right color corrector is the key. For redness and inflammation, go for a green one. Peach-toned shades are for the dark spots, purple corrector is to cancel out yellow dull tones while the orange ones help you with extreme dark blemishes and spots.
Applying Right Amount Of Concealer
Concealer is one of the must-have products in our makeup bags. From concealing dark spots, blemishes, pigmentations or dark circles, it is our go to for almost every skin concern. While concealing blemishes, piling on too much makeup is the last thing that you want to do. Applying heavy foundation and concealers can draw more attention to it rather than hiding it. While dealing with inflamed pimples, you want to make sure that they don’t irritate it more. Thus, use a light to medium shade concealer and apply a little amount on the pimple and blend it in your skin.
For best coverage, you need to have different concealers for blemishes and dark-circles. Our undereye area needs thick and non-drying concealer compared to the concealers that we use to cover blemishes and dark spots.
Set The Look
To achieve flawless coverage, the right technique is important. The right technique is to blend it with a makeup brush or dab it with a makeup sponge. Avoid using your fingers to blend. Once you are done with the application, set the product with a translucent powder so that the product stays put and gives a perfect finish to your look.
Also, always keep your makeup brushes and sponges clean to avoid those pesky pimples.