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Oh, blackheads, we’re not exactly your biggest fan. If you’ve ever had blackheads, then you likely know that even with a consistent skin care routine featuring facial cleanser and moisturizer, it can often be difficult to minimize their appearance. That doesn’t mean you can’t hide blackheads, though. It’s all about finding the best makeup to cover acne (including the best concealer for acne)—and we have a few suggestions for you. Below, keep reading for our best makeup to cover acne along with a step-by-step tutorial for concealing blackheads. (Then, read our article Can You Remove Blackheads? for a skin care routine tailored to blackheads.)
The same way certain skin types require different skin care routines, various skin concerns require different makeup application techniques, too. And when it comes to disguising blackheads, with the routine below, you’ll soon be a pro. Without further ado, here is our best makeup to cover acne and how to apply it to camouflage your blackheads.
As with any makeup routine, the best way to ensure your makeup stays in place and goes on smoothly is to use a primer. Try using a mattifying primer, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Lock Makeup Primer. Squeeze a small dollop of primer out onto your fingers and gently massage it onto your skin from forehead to chin.
After applying your primer, it’s time to layer on the best concealer for acne and blackheads. To apply your concealer over blackheads, layer it on in a gentle rolling motion using a makeup blender. We recommend using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer Waterproof, Full Coverage because it has a full-coverage, waterproof formula that makes it perfect for camouflaging blackheads.
OK, now that you’ve applied your concealer, it’s time to assess your blackheads. If they’re still pretty noticeable, reach for a full coverage foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation, and stipple it onto your face with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender. If you find you don’t need a ton of coverage post-concealer application, opt for a tinted moisturizer, like the L’Oréal Paris Skin Paradise Water Infused Tinted Moisturizer.
Once you’re done applying foundation, assess your skin: If you notice any blackheads still peeking through, apply another layer of concealer, making sure to blend the edges in with the rest of your foundation.
Now that your blackheads are hidden from sight, help set your makeup with a face powder so that you don’t have to worry about frequent makeup touch-ups throughout the day. Dust a translucent setting face powder, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder, across your entire face.
And there you have it: Our best makeup to cover acne—now go ahead and put those blackheads undercover!
When your day finally comes to an end, before hopping into bed, it’s important to remove all of your makeup. When you sleep in your makeup, this can lead to clogged pores, which can lead to breakouts and blackheads. Make things easy on yourself by stashing a micellar water by your bedside. Micellar water helps remove dirt, oil, and makeup residue from the surface of your skin—all without the need to rinse. Pick up a bottle of the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types, saturate a cotton pad with it, and wipe the pad across your face to remove your makeup. That’s it—you’re done!
Next up: Now that you know all about our best makeup to cover acne and how to mask blackheads with it, we’re here to share another makeup guide. Check out our article, How To Conceal Dark Circles Under Your Eyes.
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