Easy Makeup Tips to Hide Pimples
There are many causes that make us fall prey to pimples. Not getting enough sleep, fluctuating hormones, eating too many sugary foods and stress are all the primary reasons that trigger the outbreak of pimples. No matter what the cause is, these pesky zits always seem to occur at the wrong time like before a big event or when you want to go out to have some fun.
Whatever might be the cause, make up always comes in handy to hide pimples and be yourself at every event. Here are some make up tips to hide pimple that’ll save your day.
All you need to temporarily hide your pimples is a little bit of colour correcting concealer, foundation and some face setting powder. Even while the ingredients required are very few, they’ll do wonders for the skin provided that you simply stick to combine spot-treatment with foundation and keep it as minimal as possible. This will not only help in hiding the pimples, but will also not make your face look too cakey.
Things Needed for Hiding Your Pimples
Primer: This should be picked based on your skin type and should be very light and oil-free. If you have any skin issues like hyperpigmentation or skin scarring, you should look for primers that also have an SPF factor as this will help in continuing the healing process even when you are out in the Sun.
Concealer: Find a concealer that blends well with your skin tone. If you have red pimples that simply won’t hide, a simple colour correction using some layer of foundation will do wonders. Though it may sound a little surprising, green concealer is good at hiding pimples.
Right Brush: You should never cover all the good skin that is around the pimple otherwise it may spoil the very purpose. A fluffy concealer brush dipped in powder foundation will make the powder match your skin and makes the pimples disappear.
Foundation: While makeup doesn’t help in healing your acne breakouts, a right foundation will help you cover all the blemishes perfectly. A foundation that is non-comedogenic covers the bumps and also doesn’t interfere with any other medication that you might be using. It also has very few chemicals in it.
Setting Powder: A good setting powder will hide the acne and makes your skin look natural while a bed one will worsen the condition by clogging the pores. Translucent setting powders are best to hide pimples as they do not add any shine to the skin. Mineral based powders are also best options as they make the skin healthy and stop further breakout.
Now that you have known all the makeup products included for hiding your pimples in the best way possible, let’s move on to the step-by-procedure to do it perfectly. But before you head on, make sure that you keep the makeup as minimal as possible so that it does not clog the pores or starts dissolving away.
Step 1: Cleanse and Moisturize Your Skin
Cleaning your face before applying any kind of makeup helps in removing all the dirt and product build up and also makes sure that the skin looks flawless even after makeup. It will also highlight any marks and places that are too bumpy with pimples. Clean your face well with cold water and apply a toner before using a gentle and oil-free moisturizer that blends well with your skin.
Step 2: Apply Primer
A primer acts as a barrier between your skin and the makeup. While some people may want to apply the primer all over the face, it is suggested to use a fluffy brush and use primer only on the spots where there are more pimples. But again, it all depends on what works best for you. Go for an oil-free primer with minerals in it for best results.
Step 3: Apply Concealer
Once you apply the primer, use a concealer on specific spots and also on areas where there is visible redness caused by the breakout. For best results, use a green concealer first and then blend it out with another concealer that matches your skin colour. This will help in completely blurring the spot without making the skin too cakey.
Step 4: Apply Foundation
Using the foundation completely depends on your choice. While it makes the skin tone more even, it can be even replaced with a good BB cream that will do the same work as a foundation in this case. Otherwise, you can even totally skip this step. But if at all you want to use the foundation, make sure that you use very little of it with a blending sponge.
Step 5: Use Setting Powder
Using this finishing powder will mark the finishing step of the procedure. It can be used generally after applying moisturizer, SPF, foundation or a concealer. This will set the makeup in place and ensures that you carry those perfect looks for a while.
After you are done with all these steps, you can even go forth and use a finishing spray that will seal your looks. While it doesn’t guarantee that your makeup will last for hours, it will definitely help in reducing the heaviness caused by using the makeup. Finish off your looks by applying a blush and move on to your eyes and lips for a perfect finish.