10 Tips to Cover Pimples, Blemishes, Acne Scars, Freckles Perfectly
Any imperfections on your skin can draw unwanted attention. Here are 10 effective and easy tips to cover any imperfection on your face including pimples, blemishes, acne scars and freckles. Try them out and also read my post on Reviews on the Most Effective Acne Products.
1. Prepare your skin
It is important to create a good canvas for any product you will put on top of the blemishes. Exfoliate weekly and use a moisturizer before applying any products.
2. Choose the perfect formula of concealer
Concealers come in various formulas from creams, liquids to powders. Depending on your skin type, choose a liquid concealer for dry skin, cream concealer for drier skin and powder concealer for oily skin so your skin will look natural and blended.
3. Choose the perfect concealer color
Match your concealer shade perfectly. Try the concealer before purchasing the product or read reviews for color match before purchasing. A concealer that is too light or dark magnify the imperfection.
4.Apply foundation before concealer
The worst scenario is using too much product on the imperfection which will emphasize the flaw. Apply a good layer of foundation first and then conceal the rest of the imperfections. This will help save your makeup products too.
5.Use the perfect tool to apply the concealer
Using the perfect tool make the process hygienic and effective. Generally, a concealer brush is the best applicator. Do not use too much of the product, slowly build your way to cover.
6. Use a yellow or green based corrector
Neutralizing the imperfection first can camouflage the flaw. For a blemish or pimple, applying a green corrector below the concealer to neutralize the redness. A yellow based corrector may be used on darker pigments or scars but is best for under eye circles.
7. Select a multifunction concealer that heals your acne
Many are skeptical about applying products on acne because it may prevent healing. Some concealers on the market heal the acne by drying it. An example is the Vichy Normaderm Anti-imperfection stick which contains lipo-hydroxy acid (LHA) that conceals and penetrates the imperfection to dry it out. To read more about how to treat acne, please read 10 Ways To Get Acne Free Clear Skin.
8. Top off the concealer with a powder
Apply a thin layer of powder over the imperfection. This will help extend the wear of the concealer and mattify the area to avoid shine accentuating the imperfection.
9. Blend the borders of the concealer
When it comes to apply concealer on blemishes or acne, always apply on the spot as well as a little past the borders. Blend the concealer into the rest of the foundation to accomplish a uniform look.
10. Keep your skin hydrated for the rest of the day
Your blemish or pimple can start to dry throughout the day and get noticed. Spray a hydrating mist or spring water on your face to keep the makeup looking fresh.