Pimples are a nightmare to deal with. They seem to have a mind of their own and almost always pop up when we have an important event to attend. Ugh! Annoying, isn’t it? But worry not, your friends at BeBe have a solution to deal with this pesky skin issue.
Since the pimple is a slightly raised bump, covering it isn’t as easy as simply swiping on some concealer; there’s also a bit of skill required. But lucky for you, we know the perfect way to conceal any type of pimple that pops up on your face Read on and learn how to never be bothered by an unexpected pimple again…
- Before we begin, here’s what you need to do
- How to conceal fresh and angry, red zits
- Dried up acne or a scar
- Cystic acne
- Blackheads and whiteheads
Before we begin, here’s what you need to do
The number one way to conceal any type of pimple is to begin with a solid skincare routine before applying any sort of makeup. After cleansing, thoroughly exfoliate your face to get rid of dead and dry skin. Follow this up with a toner and a hydrating moisturiser. Next, apply a little primer to give your skin an even texture. This will make concealing any type of pimple a lot simpler.
How to conceal fresh and angry, red zits
If you want to flawlessly cover that angry red spot (or several), just a regular concealer won’t be enough. You will also need to colour correct the spot using a green colour corrector. This will help neutralize the redness to a great extent. Go over this with your usual concealer and dab it in using a makeup sponge.
Dried up acne or a scar
Dried up acne or an acne scar usually tends to brownish in colour, and therefore will need a colour corrector as well. But the green one won’t work to correct a brownish spot. Instead, apply an orange/red colour corrector followed by a concealer that’s closest to your natural skin tone.
Now, this is one type of acne that can be slightly difficult to conceal since it rises above your skin, giving you a raised skin texture. But here’s a trick you can follow – after you have finished applying your foundation and concealer, as usual, go over it with a setting powder or a loose powder to blur out the cystic acne and smoothen the appearance of your skin. Always use a damp beauty sponge to thoroughly press the powder into your skin for a flawless finish.
Blackheads and whiteheads
If you are covering blackheads and whiteheads that are extremely visible, we suggest you start by applying an orange colour corrector and then going in with a full coverage concealer on top of it using a damp makeup sponge. Be careful to not swipe the concealer because you will only end up removing the product, thereby defeating its very purpose.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Mar 24, 2020
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!