How to Use Makeup to Camouflage a Pimple

Follow this makeup tutorial to finally master the art of camouflaging a pimple and hiding acne.

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If you couldn't resist picking your pimple or it's just a big one, use a cotton ball to apply a bit of astringent. The drying ingredients in the astringent will help soak up the moisturizer and if it's really bad just repeat until it's all dried out. You probably heard about that old beauty pageant secret of using Visine to take the red out of your blemish, but believe it or not it actually does work. All you have to do is use your finger to tap a drop over the bump and the blood vessel in there will shrink. The effect will only last a few hours so do this right before you go out.

Now it's time to conceal with makeup. You'll get a better result if you apply your concealer before your foundation. You want to use one that actually matches your skin tone. Going one shade lighter will actually highlight your blemish -- save that product for dark circles.

Now the tricks to concealing. To prevent bacteria from contaminating your makeup sponges or brushes and causing addition breakouts on other area of your face, use a Q-Tip to apply directly to the head the product. Just use the cotton top to dot it on right on the head of the blemish. Then use a stippling motion dotting repeatedly to blend around the bump. Now before you apply the foundation, you want to set the concealer with powder so the foundation won't simply rub the concealer off. Just take the corner of a makeup sponge and dip in your face powder. Gently roll the powder over the bump. Now you can apply your foundation and finish your makeup as usual.

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Very well presented! I might try this. Currently, I use green tint concealer.

by Dessa0226 Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:05AM Report as inappropriate

very interesting...i had never heard of the visine trick, but sounds like it actually works

by naina9 Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 04:31PM Report as inappropriate

thanks

by jessicaviolett Friday, May 31, 2013 at 07:05PM Report as inappropriate

thanks

by jessicaviolett Friday, May 31, 2013 at 06:51PM Report as inappropriate

cool.thanks.

by irina_jurgens Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 09:35PM Report as inappropriate

AMAZING bye bye red spots!!

by angel_golz Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 06:18PM Report as inappropriate

EXCELLENT video, especially about using Q-tips to prevent contamination and setting concealer by "rolling" powder over it. What bout using a yellow- or green-based concealer to mask the redness of the blemish? It's extremely helpful!

by GigiSD Monday, February 11, 2013 at 01:28PM Report as inappropriate

Thanks

by EricaF123 Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 09:14AM Report as inappropriate

Brilliant tips, so happy to have watched this!

by BrookeSS Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 08:29AM Report as inappropriate

Great tip! but can you use alchol instead of the visine?

by isa_bella04 Monday, July 2, 2012 at 05:46PM Report as inappropriate

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