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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Written by Urvi Dalal on Jan 28, 2019
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!