Gearing up for a date night and you suddenly realise you have a massive zit sitting on your face? Argh! Hate it, don’t you!! Skin breakouts are usually difficult to completely conceal without looking a bit cakey. But it’s not so difficult to hide these ugly monsters with the right products and a little bit of skill.

Let’s find out how you can conceal breakouts using makeup without making it look cakey...

steps to conceal red zit


Remember, when it comes to concealing breakouts, less is more. It is very easy to end up looking cakey because the skin surface is not smooth. So before you start applying makeup, wash your face with a gentle cleanser, tone it with a non-astringent toner, and finally apply some lightweight, non-oily moisturiser.

steps to conceal red zit

Always start with a primer

Start by applying a primer that is especially suited and formulated for your skin type. A primer fills in small skin pores and gives your skin a more even texture that makes makeup glide on with a lot more ease.

steps to conceal red zit

Employ the colour corrector

Colour correction is one step we usually tend to ignore, but that should not be the case. A green colour corrector works beautifully to conceal and even out, angry red zits. It helps give your face a beautiful even tone.

steps to conceal red zit

Blending is the key

Concealing is obviously the most important step to cover any imperfections on your face. You need to pick a concealer that has a thicker consistency than your usual wand or stick concealers. Preferably, pick something that comes in a pot or a tube, because they are thicker in texture and provide better coverage. But remember to use very little product, one that is the closest match to your natural skin colour, on a small concealer brush and blend, as you don’t want to end up looking cakey and layered up. 

steps to conceal red zit

Pressed powder, for the win!

Ditch the foundation and go directly for the pressed powder as this will help in keeping your skin matte for long hours while providing enough coverage. Simply apply it with a fluffy brush and make it look as natural as possible. 

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