Pimples and acne is something everyone experiences at least once in their life even if they’ve flawless skin otherwise. These blemishes and spots make the sufferer look unattractive; therefore it’s necessary to minimize redness. Thankfully, there are tricks to instantly cover-up these bad-looking lesions under makeup. Scroll down to learn the tricks….
Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize
When it comes to pimples and spots, the foremost advice is to curb the urge of bursting and even touching it, especially if they are just a red bulge without a head. Boils and cyst usually cause red swelling, and if you pop them the condition can aggravate, increasing the risk of further skin infection by many folds. Instead, follow the basic skincare routine-cleansing, toning and moisturizing-twice a day to keep the pores clear always.
Concealer and Foundation
After you’ve properly cleansed your face, apply concealer to mask those ugly marks. Your makeup bag should feature at least four concealer shades always, yellow, green, lilac and a color close to your natural complexion. Best colors to minimize redness are green or yellow.
First get a little green or yellow concealer on your concealer brush and apply it to the red area, then cover any dark blemishes such as moles with lilac concealer. Blend the both well around the edges. These will make you look a bit ghoulish, but don’t worry, foundation and other cosmetics will counteract this! Even out your skin finally by swiping a shade close to your natural skin tone.
Liquid and cream concealer formulas are always recommended as they can be applied precisely, provide you even coverage and easily blend-able with foundation and other makeup. If, however, you prefer using a powder foundation, make sure to set the concealer with translucent matt powder before applying foundation.
Apply the foundation as usual. If any blemish is still visible, apply skin-toned concealer to the area and blend well.