Life Changing Hacks That’ll Actually Cover Up Your Acne

Girl looks into mirror with breakout on her face

Dealing with acne can feel like an attack on your self-confidence. You might not want to go on that date or the school dance because you feel like everyone will be staring at your breakout. We’ve all been there and we feel your pain. While we know you shouldn’t cover up your acne, we understand that sometimes its necessary for that boost in confidence. We’ve summed up the best life changing hacks to help you treat and cover your acne, so you can feel like yourself with confidence!

Eyedrops to reduce redness

You may have never thought of applying eye drops on your pimple, but when you need to reduce redness fast, this will do the trick. Just make sure to use eye drops that are made specifically for reducing redness and apply it onto your trouble spot with a Q-Tip. You should see results in as little as 10 minutes! Incredible right?

Visine redness relief

Pre-Concealer Treatment

Before concealing our trouble spots, it’s important to treat and create the perfect base for our makeup. After washing your face with a gentle cleaner – we recommend Spectro Jel Cleanser- treating your pimple is also a must. When looking for a treatment gel, be sure to pick one that is clear, and will work well under makeup. If you need a great option, the Origins Super Spot Remover is one of the best. It’s very potent and will combat your breakout well throughout the day while also reducing the appearance of your stubborn pimple almost instantly.

Bottle of origins super spot remover

Colour correct

If you’re feeling extra courageous, colour correcting before concealing will seriously reduce the appearance of your pimple. Choosing a green toned concealer or primer will neutralize the red pigment in your skin, however, be sure to apply it with a light hand, otherwise you may end up looking like Shrek! Yikes.

Bottle of smash box photo finish green primer


Now that we’ve created the perfect skin base, concealing our pimple is easy if applied right. When selecting a concealer, one that has a dryer formula will stay fixed longer and will provide thorough coverage. Once you’ve got your concealer of choice, apply it with a small makeup brush in a light patting motion. Paying meticulous attention to each spot, cover your pimple all around and then outward to blend it in with the rest of your face.

Cover fx concealer

Set it in place

After applying your makeup meticulously, the last thing you want is for it to rub right off. Applying it right makes all the difference in long wear protection. Picking a mineral powder will allow your skin to breathe while maintaining a natural coverage. As for the application, be sure to use a dense powder brush, placing the flat side of your brush on your face roll it along the surface of your skin to ensure that you don’t rub off any of the concealer or foundation on your skin while providing even coverage.

Bare minerals powder

Don’t forget to wash up!

At the end of the day, you may be tired and ready for bed, but don’t forget to wash off your makeup! Allowing your skin to breathe at night is an important step in preventing future breakouts and allowing current breakouts to heal. Make sure to remove your makeup very thoroughly, without being rough or too vigorous, this helps prevent inflammation and irritation. A great option is the Clean & Clear Makeup Dissolving cleanser because it is very gentle on your skin while also breaking away all types of stubborn makeup.

Clean and clear makeup dissolving foaming cleanser

Of course the best way to cover up acne, is to avoid it!

Here are our quick tips and tricks to avoid those breakouts!

  • Change face towels often to avoid bacteria build up
  • When drying your face, pat dry with a clean towel. Rubbing can irritate your skin while also removing beneficial moisture.
  • Wash your pillow shams often. Every night, your pillow collects hair and face oil that might be the reason for your breakouts.
  • Wash makeup brushes regularly
  • Avoid touching your face often
  • Moisturize–even if you have oily skin
  • Drink lots of water!


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