Beauty Tips and Tricks

How To: Conceal a Pimple

We all get them, and for some reason it’s usually during life’s most inconvenient moments. Your wedding, prom, first date, important meeting… you know how it goes. Instead of panicking, and canceling your plans, try these simple steps to cover it up and forget about it.


How to Conceal Your Pimples using Makeup

1. If you have time, press an ice cube onto the offender for several minutes. Ice will help to make the swelling go down and will also reduce the redness. You can also rub a little Visine on it; Visine banishes the red in your eyes and does the same for pimples!

2. If it’s already been popped, apply some moisturizer to eliminate as much flakiness and dryness as possible. Makeup Forever Elixr is a great product that also eliminates rough patches.

3. Apply your foundation as you normally would. Covering up any pimples you may have is the last step.

4. Reach for your concealer, and it should match your skin perfectly! I hear a lot of people recommending that your concealer be lighter than your skin. Maybe try one a little lighter for under eyes, but not when covering up zits. If you use a lighter concealer, it will just bring unwanted attention to your unwelcome face friend.

5. Load up a concealer brush, the pointier ones will work best for this. Now, stipple the concealer onto your zit with the brush.

Stippling means to dab the product on, rather than rubbing or stroking it over your zit. Pretend you’re doing morse code over your pimple! 

You want as much coverage as possible and stroking tends to rub off the product. 619Oqs5q6qL._SY355_

5. Now that the product has been stippled on, blend the outer edges of the concealer into the rest of your foundation. Try not to touch the actual pimple. If the concealer that’s layering your pimple looks cakey or thick, keep stippling it in, or dab the excess off with your finger.

6. Once the outer edges have been blended, set the area gently with powder. Loose powder is best but if you have to use a compact powder, don’t rub it on. Take an eyeshadow brush, load it up with your powder and gently touch it to the newly concealed pimple.

REMEMBER: Makeup can only cover up color, not texture. You will probably still see the bump but as long as it matches the rest of your face, it won’t be as noticeable.


Concealers I Recommend:

Makeup Forever Camouflage Creme Palettes.

Amazing Cosmetics Concealer


Cle De Peau Concealer

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  • Reply Brooke January 14, 2011 at 12:23 am

    I just found your blog listed on the ‘blog catolog’ and love it! I’m an esthetician and am getting better at the art of makeup! Thanks for all the info!

    • Reply Lindsey January 14, 2011 at 10:09 pm

      Hi Brooke!
      I’m glad you like my blog. Thank you for reading 🙂

  • Reply steffy January 22, 2018 at 1:20 am

    I have used concealers for dark patches, hadnever knew that can be used for pimples too. Thanks for the info shared

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