3 Steps to Covering up a Pimple

Pimples are a nightmare! They always pop up when you want them the least, and somehow it seems like the more you try to cover them up, the more they show. If this ever happens to you – relax! With these three simple steps you’re sure to disguise your blemishes like a pro.

Start by putting a little bit of primer over the pimple. This will create a smooth canvas for your makeup, and will also prolong the concealer you are about to apply.

Now, put on just enough concealer to cover the pimple. Then, to enhance the effect and set the concealer in place, dust a layer of translucent powder over it. Next, add another layer of concealer. A double layer provides maximum coverage that lasts a long time.

Finally, to get the right tone, carefully apply the same foundation you’re using for the rest of your face over your pimple. Finish with a sweep of loose powder to get rid of any extra shine.

And there you have it, a perfectly concealed pimple!

Words by: Photographs by: John Buddee/Crosby Hair & Makeup Åsa Östergren