If you have to learn how to cover a pimple, you’ll almost definitely do that halfheartedly. After all, it means that you have a pimple! For as long as we can remember, these swollen, red patches have been the bane of our existence. You have a big event today and, much to your dismay, you see that a zit has invited itself to your face. You’re having a great hair day and you’re excited to try out this new makeup routine, but then – bam, here’s the little devil. If it’s of any comfort, pimples aren’t a ‘commoner’s struggle’.

Big A-list celebrities have to face these unsightly complications as well. But the difference between you and them? They have experts who have mastered the art of cloaking these imperfections. And today, you’ll get to learn some of these tips.

How to Cover a Pimple with Makeup: 4 Tips

Tip #1

We’ll start with the hardest part: having to conceal a whitehead zit. These nasty, little things stand out the most and it seems like every problem you manage to cover only births more problems.

Naturally, you’ll need to use a concealer to… well, conceal it. However, you can’t just whip out your nearest container. Mally Roncal, founder of Mally Beauty, says that you should look for a concealer of a dry, putty-like consistency. Otherwise, if the concealer is too slippery, it won’t properly stick to the mound. Use the concealer on the redness around as well, making sure to avoid the healthy skin so that you won’t make the pimple stand out anymore.

Tip #2

Speaking of concealers and ways to not make your pimple stand out more – you can make sure the covered area blends even more seamlessly into the ‘overall picture’ of your face.

Makeup artist Nick Barose recommends always blending a little bit of your usual foundation into your concealer of choice. This way, you will make it so that you don’t end up with a bumpy blemish of a different shade.

Tip #3

But wait! If you have a flaky and dry pimple, you’ll notice right away that applying concealer will only make it look like you have a smudge with dandruff on your face.

The right way to deal with these hassles is to moisturize that skin area to the best of your abilities. A good choice is a hydrating mist with essential oils. My new favorite blemish oil is castor oil. Works like a charm for dry blemishes.  Once that’s covered, proceed with your concealing routine.

Tip #4

Large zits also tend to cast shadows, making it even more difficult to properly blend your concealer in. Counter this with a really cool kind of optical illusion. Find a concealer in a slightly lighter shade and apply it to the bottom half of the zit, where the shadow becomes more noticeable. This will create a balance that will help make a pimple look not so raised.

Wrapping Up

In conclusion, as terrible of a scenario this is, a zit isn’t the end of the world. If you know how to cover a pimple the right way, you can rest assured that barely anyone will notice.