Acne is a serious problem that can impact your confidence and self-esteem. Here is how to cover acne with makeup to help you prepare for that meeting, defense, or whichever occasion when you need to look your best. Here is an informative guide to help you out.
Skincare And Primer
It is best to start with a clean slate. Perform your typical skincare routine and make sure that your skin is clean and fresh. Add some moisturizer so that your skin will be sufficiently hydrated throughout the day. Yes, that includes oily skin. Add some primer using your fingertips. Spread it evenly across your face and make sure everything is covered. A primer makes sure that your skin will be as even as possible and it facilitates the application of foundation and other makeup products. A primer makes all the difference in the quality and smoothness of the application.
When it comes to hiding angry and red marks, a concealer is your best friend. Add a generous amount over the spot you wish to conceal. If you are using a potted concealer, make sure to apply the product using a cotton swab to avoid contamination. Apply an “X” pattern over the spot and do so for the rest of your blemishes. Take a damp beauty blender to blend in the concealer with your skin. It is also advisable to use your fingers. Gently tap the product into your skin. Avoid dragging the product around. Rubbing results in a streaky application. You can also add more concealer under your undereye bags to hide any dark shadows.
To finish the rest of your makeup base, take a light foundation and apply it on your face using a stippling brush. The choice of brush is important because you’d want the product to be seamlessly blended into your skin and to leave you with an “airbrushed” appearance. Make sure to apply the foundation using stippling motions in order to avoid messing up your concealer that is already in place. You can simply build up the product to your desired opacity by carefully adding more layers.
Set Your Makeup
To ensure that your makeup stays still and you won’t accidentally uncover your acne marks, set your makeup. You can use some setting powder and a setting spray. These products ensure that your makeup won’t budge throughout the day. It also prevents any cakey texture and it will leave your skin looking smooth and even.