Sometimes even after following a good skincare routine and pampering your skin with the best of products you wake up to the worst uninvited guests ever - breakouts. Noticing that bump on your face can be very frustrating, especially when you have an important event or occasion to attend.
Buuut… Thank God for makeup! It has the ability to hide pretty much every skin concern and leave you with flawless-looking skin. So, if you woke up with a pimple or lots of tiny blackheads, here’s how you can hide them all using makeup.
First things first: Yes, blackheads are a type of pimple. These tiny clogged pores with a dark head that usually appear on the t-zone can really ruin your look. But with the right technique, you can easily conceal them
How to: Start by applying a primer to create an even base, a clear gel-based formula like the Lakmé Absolute Undercover Gel Primer will create the perfect base. Then use a liquid foundation that offers medium coverage, apply the Lakme 9 To 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Foundation using a fluffy brush to pick and blend the product in circular motions. Remember: a heavy-duty foundation will enhance the appearance of blackheads instead of hiding them.
Cystic acne is huge; it is big, red and gathers all the attention it can. But we have a solution to hide this nasty type of breakout.
How to: Start by applying a soothing skincare product. Something gentle and lightweight like the Ponds Super Light Gel Oil-Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E will hydrate and calm the skin and prepare it for makeup application. Since the acne is red, apply a little bit of green colour corrector to hide the redness. Next, using a beauty blender and buildable coverage foundation, gently tap the product into the skin. This will make sure your makeup looks natural and you don’t end up with streaks on the face.
Tiny red bumps or papules usually come in groups — meaning, you will see more than one bump on an area of your face.
How to: Start by prepping the skin with a CTM routine using products that are suitable for your skin type. Then, use a green colour corrector to tone down the redness on your face. Follow it up with a foundation stick or high coverage formula like the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation. Apply it in dabbing motions using a damp makeup sponge to get the perfect coverage without making the foundation look cakey.