Proper Way to Camouflage a Pimple with Makeup
We have all been in the situation where you have a big event to go to and that unexpected, mirror-breaking, volcano of a pimple shows up on your face. The first thing that happens is anxiety sets in and your start to panic. You decide whether you should cancel your plans and hide under your bed until the monster disappears, or change your name and leave town. No need to worry anymore.
You do not have to disguise your identity hide from the world when a pimple strikes. Instead, you can easily camouflage the blemish by accurately apply makeup. The following steps will help you hide the blemish and keep your plans.
- Reduce the Inflammation
The first thing that you have to do to camouflage pimple is to reduce any inflammation and redness that has occurred. You can take ibuprofen or apply ice to the pimple, but one of the best things to use is Visine. I know what you are thinking, eye drops on a pimple, but it honestly works the best. All you have to do is soak a cotton swab in Visine and then hold it on your pimple for five minutes. You will notice an immediate reduction in inflammation and redness.
- Heal the Blemish
If your blemish has broken skin or has opened up you will need to heal it. Apply a healing cream to your blemish. One that contains benzoyl peroxide is the best choice.
- Choosing the Concealer
In order to cover the blemish, you will need a dry concealer that is rather thick. Make sure it matches your natural skin colour, or has green undertones to mask the redness. You also want a small, pointy concealer brush to apply it.
Applying the Makeup Correctly
- Apply a coat of moisturizer to mask any dryness caused by the pimple.
- Put on your regular foundation. Do not apply a thick coat, you want it to look natural. The concealer will do most of the work.
- Apply a small amount of the concealer directly onto the blemish using the concealer brush. Blend well with the surrounding foundation. If you cannot find a concealer brush, use your fingertips and gently dab the concealer in place.
- Apply a coat of translucent powder to bring the entire look together.