Hide Your Acne Scar with Makeup

If you have a problem with acne or acne scarring, you’re likely interested in ways to cover these imperfections. Everyone experiences acne from time to time. Acne or blemishes generally disappear within a few days without leaving a scar. However, some people have sensitive skin, in which the smallest bump can leave a scar or dark spot. Fortunately, there are ways to cover acne scars and hide unsightly marks with makeup.

Step 1

Wash your skin first so that there isn’t excess oil that will cause your makeup to not go on smoothly or cause it to come off faster. Apply a thin coat of oil-free SPF moisturizer to allow your makeup to go on smoothly and look dewy, not cake-like.

Step 2

Dip your small finger into the pot of concealer and dab it on one of your most noticeable acne scars. You want to raise the surface of the scar so that it is flush with the rest of your skin, which is why a thicker product like concealer works better than a thinner foundation formula. Dab on the scar until it is covered, and move onto the next, covering all of the marks in this way.

Step 3

Apply some foundation in a color similar to the concealer onto a triangular foundation sponge. You only need a pointer-finger amount on the sponge. Press the sponge into the skin on your face, concentrating on those places that you’ve used the concealer on. Blend the rest of the foundation outward, and along your chin and neck. You should not be able to see the concealer marks when finished.

Step 4

Dip a stiff blush brush into a pot of translucent powder. Use it to stipple over the acne scars by quickly pressing the brush into the marks to create a more natural texture. Then, use the brush to sweep powder over your entire face to set the concealer.

Step 5

Use a bronzer or blush to add a little color to brighten up your covered face. It helps to make your look more natural and smooth. You can also add a little shimmer to the tops of cheeks if it’s for a special event, but be sure to keep it away from the acne scars. It might settle into the scars and bring more attention to them.