Trying to cover up pimples is not an easy task. It is fairly common to overlay products and end up looking cakey.
While it is perfectly fine to have acne and not be ashamed to show it, you might sometimes feel like covering it.
Let's dig in some techniques to minimize the appearance of pimples and avoid any patchiness in your skin.
The problem with covering pimples
One of the trickiest things to do is to cover up the redness caused by picking at blemishes or inflammation. It can also occur when the hair follicle or pore gets clogged with dead skin cells or excess oil.
Acne scars and the unevenness of the skin are also difficult to cover up. And if you've popped a blemish and it starts to heal, you might also need to address the scabbing issue.
How to makeup your pimples for a natural look
1. Prep your skin
When applying makeup on textured skin, pre-makeup skincare is paramount if you want your skin to look even.
You should first exfoliate your skin, so the makeup doesn't attach to dead skin cells. Then tone to swipe away any other leftovers and use a light moisturizer and SPF.
2. Apply a primer
Use a primer that won't clog your pores, but that can help minimize the appearance of large pores this will make your foundation look seamless.
3. Color correction
To cover red pimples, use a green concealer, as it is red´s opposite, it will cancel the redness.
Your skin is now ready to receive foundation, go for a medium to full coverage base and gently dab the product onto your skin.
After your base has settled, cover the marks with concealer just to the areas that need a little bit more coverage and you are done!