How to Cover Pimples and Imperfections Without Looking Done Up

Treat the pimple at night, but cover it up during the day with makeup.

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We all get skin break-outs, some uglier than others. But that doesn't mean we have to live with a red, spotty face. There are plenty of makeup products specially designed to help cover up all of those annoying blemishes. Finding the right product is only half the battle, however -- you'll also need to learn how to properly apply that cover-up. Because the end goal is not to look done up, it's to look effortless, which is actually very easy to do.


Choose a cover-up that suits your skin type and shade. If you have dry skin, pick one that moisturizes. Similarly, if you have oily skin, choose a cover-up specially formulated to help with slickness. Also find one that matches your natural skin shade as closely as possible.


Apply moisturizer to your face and allow your skin dry for five minutes. If you have oily skin, use an oil-free moisturizer. The moisturizer will soften your skin so the concealer won't cake up after it's applied.


Use a finger to swipe the tip of the concealer and dab the makeup right on top of your pimple. After you've finished dabbing, take a step back from the mirror and see how it looks. If you need more, you can layer a bit more concealer on top.


Set the makeup with pressed powder -- pat the little sponge in the powder and swipe it onto your face.

Things You'll Need


1.Makeup concealer stick

2.Pressed powder


Tips & Tricks


No matter how tempting, don't pop the pimple. It will be harder to conceal with makeup if you've created a red, scabby mess.


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