If you’re in your teens or just #adulting, there’s one thing you might’ve been in touch with - the curse of acne! Perpetually loading your face with zits and their bits, these breakouts can be a terror to deal with. However, there’s always a way out! While the long-term remedy is to get in touch with a professional and get the zits eradicated from their crux, the second thing is, the magic of makeup! And yes, we’re referring to the foundation. Famous for generations now when it comes to clearing those pops, we’re about to get you loaded on the A1 tips on how to cover your pimples hidden with the best natural looking foundation!
So scroll below and soak up on all that info!
Tips to Concealing Acne with Foundation Flawlessly
Tip #1: Prime time
To ensure your foundation glides on your skin like a dream, unleash your prime by learning all about the base of it all - primer! Face primers are essential for creating a smooth base for your makeup, and they can help your foundation stay fixed on that red acne. But how do you apply it efficiently? Well, that’s where we come in - follow these simple steps to achieve a flawless makeup base.
Step 1: Start with clean and moisturised skin. You can use your regular moisturiser or a hydrating serum to prep your skin before applying the primer.
Step 2: Choose a primer that suits your skin type. There are different types of primers available in the market, such as pore-minimising primers, hydrating primers, and colour-correcting primers. However, the one that’s my fav is the Lakmé Blur Perfect Primer. Giving you that #airbrushed look, this primer is a foundation’s BFF.
Step 3: Take a pea-sized amount of primer and apply it to your face. You can use your fingers, a brush, or a sponge to apply the primer. Start at the centre of your face and blend it outward.
Step 4: Focus on the areas that need extra attention. If you have enlarged pores or fine lines, apply a little extra primer to those areas to smooth them out - this will make your foundation glide like a dream on your skin.
Step 5: Let the primer sit on your skin for a few minutes before applying foundation. This will allow the primer to create a smooth canvas for your foundation.
Tip #2: Concealer corner
Next after the primer must be the c-factor, concealer! A step closer to blanketing the acne, it’s time to get this makeup product moving. Unlike the best natural looking foundations that offer holistic coverage, concealers are designed to provide targeted cover ups. And here’s how you get it to the fore.
Step 1: Choose the right concealer - one that matches your skin tone and addresses your specific concerns, whether it be redness, dark circles, or blemishes. If you ask us, we’ll rave about the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Liquid Concealer. Bringing to life crease-free goodness, this 2-in-1 formula can be used along with a primer or just as is.
Step 2: Next, apply the concealer. Use a small brush, your fingers or a beauty blender to dab the concealer onto the problem areas on your face. Make sure to blend it in seamlessly with your skin. Or else, your dermis could look patchy, especially in those flash photos.
Step 3: Set the concealer. Use a translucent powder to set the concealer in place and prevent it from smudging throughout the day.
Next ladies, we’re moving onto the game changer, the foundation area. And to do this one right, you sure gotta get your hands on the best natural looking foundation! So, let’s dive right in.
Tip #3: Figuring foundation
Tying it all together, nothing does the magic like the right foundation in the right places. So much so, the key to achieving a flawless and natural-looking finish is to apply your foundation in a way that enhances your skin's OG texture and tone. Plus, a good foundation will also cover all those acne bumps and residue redness seamlessly. So, to make the most of your foundation, follow these simple steps for an unfailing application.
Step 1: Choose the right foundation. Select a foundation that matches your skin tone and type, whether it be cream, powder, or liquid. If you’re looking for a fab pick, take our advice and fall back on the dreamy Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation - perfect if you’re on an oily skin girl like me!
Step 2: Apply foundation to troubled areas. Using a small amount of foundation, dot it onto problem areas on your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin.
Step 3: Blend the foundation. Use a foundation sponge to blend the foundation into your skin. Make sure to blend in a downward motion to avoid streaks or lines.
Step 4: Build coverage (if desired). If you need more coverage, apply a second layer of foundation to the troubled areas and blend again.
Step 5: Set your best natural looking foundation. Use a translucent powder to set your foundation in place and prevent it from smudging throughout the day. This will ensure your acne bumps stay hidden as the day goes on.
Remember, the goal is not to cover your entire face with foundation, but only to even out any problem areas. By following these steps, you can achieve an effortlessly beautiful foundation look!
And just like that…beauty mavens, you apply and layer your primer, concealer and foundation. Top it off with the other products you like and prepare to rock any occasion.
Tip #4: Set it right
To ensure your best natural looking foundation isn’t shifty as your run ‘em errands, invest in a trusted setting spray - we’re fans of the Lakmé Absolute Setting Spray. This baby works like a force field for your makeup, protecting it from the elements and ensuring that it stays in place all day long. It's the final touch that takes your makeup game from "good" to "oh my god, how does she do it?!"
Not only does it lock in your foundation, but it also gives your skin a dewy, luminous finish that's straight out of a beauty blogger's dream.
PS: You'll feel like a goddess all day long!
FAQs about Your Guide to Concealing Acne with Foundation Flawlessly
Covering your acne and taking away your questions.
Q1 Are there any other tips for applying foundation to cover acne?
A: Make sure to blend your foundation and concealer well, especially around the edges of your blemishes. You can also try colour-correcting your acne using a green-tinted primer or concealer, which can help to neutralise any redness. Lastly, don't forget to remove your makeup at the end of the day to prevent further breakouts.
Q2 Can foundation make acne worse?
A: It depends on the type of foundation you use. Some foundations contain ingredients that can clog pores and worsen acne, so it's important to choose non-comedogenic formulas that won't exacerbate breakouts.