Your Step-by-Step Guide To Conceal Acne With Makeup

Your Step-by-Step Guide To Conceal Acne With Makeup

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POV: You’ve been waiting for this day for as long as you can remember. Your outfit & makeup look are planned, and your excitement knows no bounds. But there comes the buzzkill—a pimple! And the first thing you’re going to look up on the internet is, How to hide pimples with makeup. Count on these pesky uninvited guests to ruin a perfectly well-planned look (and your special day), but there’s nothing a good acne makeup tutorial can’t solve. 

While having acne is completely normal and covering it (or not) is your choice, the easiest (and quickest) way to draw attention away from it is to cover it with makeup. And if you think just using a concealer for acne is good enough, then it’s time to grab a pen and paper because it’s time to take some notes on how to hide pimples with makeup

Step 1: 

The only way to start any makeup routine is with a clean face. Stick to a simple routine with just a cleanser and moisturiser. P.S. Don’t forget to sun-protect during the day! Pick a non-comedogenic moisturiser to avoid more flare-ups. 

Step 2: 

Next up in your acne makeup tutorial is using a primer. A primer will act like a layer between your makeup and your skin, and it will help keep the makeup from seeping into your pores. This also helps create a smooth base for your makeup. 

Step 3: 

Go in with a green colour corrector to camouflage acne with makeup. A green colour corrector works to conceal redness on all skin tones. Dab a small amount of it on pimples and blemishes using your fingers or a brush. 

Step 4: 

Follow it up with a concealer. The simplest way to do it is as celebrity makeup artist Namrata Soni does with the Simply Nam Velvet Microfiber Makeup Sponge: “Take some concealer on the tip of your makeup sponge and gently go around the pimple and colour any discoloration. This allows it to look even & smooth, like one skin tone.” 

Note: When picking a concealer for acne, make sure to pick the exact shade match to avoid your skin looking patchy after application. 

Step 5: 

Use a liquid foundation in a stippling motion to avoid rubbing off your concealed pimples. This allows you to get an even skin tone across your face and a plain canvas to work with the rest of your makeup. 

Step 6: 

Once the rest of your makeup is done, use a setting powder to keep it all in place. “Pat some setting powder on the areas of the face where you don’t want your makeup to move—that is, around the pimples,” explains Namrata Soni. If you like a dewy base like Namrata Soni does, then keep the amount of setting powder product you use to a minimum. 

Tip: If you feel that your blemishes or dark spots are acting extra stubborn on a certain day, don’t be afraid to create a beauty spot out of it! Camouflage acne with makeup base products as usual, followed by the rest of your routine. Use the Simply Nam The Ultimate Kajal in the shade Ink Black or your liquid eyeliner to make a beauty spot on it. Make sure to set it well using setting powder and spray so it doesn’t budge. 

And there you have it! The simplest way to conceal acne is with makeup. To check out in detail how to hide pimples with makeup, click here

Even though concealing acne with makeup is the easiest way to get flawless skin in a jiffy, there are still many of you out there who have reservations when it comes to it. Here are some pointers to keep in mind when trying to camouflage acne with makeup

  • Invest in non-comedogenic products. Comedogenic products will clog your pores and further increase the number of flare-ups on your skin. So be picky with the kind of products you use on your skin, especially if you have acne-prone or sensitive skin. 
  • Test your products for a week. This may sound a little risky, but you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do! Use your products for a week and notice how your skin reacts. If you notice breakouts almost instantly or within a week, it is best to discontinue usage. 
  • Clean your brushes! A common mistake that most people with (or without) acne-prone skin make is not cleaning their makeup tools regularly. Wash your makeup blenders and brushes regularly to avoid breakouts. 
  • Steer clear of nasties. Parabens, heavy oils, butters, fragrances and other such comedogenic ingredients need to be on the red-flag list of makeup essentials. These will clog your pores, causing more painful and frequent breakouts. 
  • Focus on your skincare regime. As easy as these acne makeup tutorials make it seem, dealing with constant breakouts can be a task! The best way to tackle acne is to have a dedicated skincare routine, as advised by a dermatologist. 
  • Take a break. If you feel your skin has been acting extra grumpy lately, then put your makeup bag in the back seat. Let your skin breathe and heal until it is ready to slay again! 
  • Take it all off! Sleeping with makeup on is the biggest skincare crime you could commit. Use micellar water, cleansing balms or oils to remove your makeup. A good double cleansing routine with a gentle, non-stripping cleanser will go a long way in keeping your pores clear and your skin free of breakouts the next morning.

P.S. Try not to use makeup wipes, as they may tug on your skin and unknowingly pop pimples, leaving behind an acne spot. Instead, invest in the eco-friendly Makeup Remover Towel from Simply Nam, which is super gentle on your skin.

While there are many different types of acne that need to be dealt with very differently from each other, we hope this article answers all your questions related to how to hide pimples with makeup

But here’s a quick reminder for you: whether you have clear or acne-prone skin, whether your skin looks uneven or smooth as a baby, and whether you choose to conceal acne with makeup or not, you’re still beautiful before & after! 

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