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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—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.)
We’re so glad you asked about how to hide blackheads! The same way different skin types require different skin care routines, different 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.
Blackhead coverage step #1: Prime your skin. 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.
Blackhead coverage step #2: Apply concealer. After applying your primer, it’s time to layer on concealer. To apply your concealer over blackheads, layer it on in a gentle rolling motion using a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Concealer Blender. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Concealing and Contour Kit comes with four concealer shades that you can blend together to customize a hue that matches your skin tone.
Blackhead coverage step #3: Apply foundation. OK, now that you’ve applied your concealer, it’s time to assess your blackheads. Are they still pretty noticeable? Then 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 highlighter lotion, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer.
Blackhead coverage step #4: Touch up concealer. 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.
Blackhead coverage step #5: Finish with face powder. 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 touchups 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! If you’ve ever wondered how to take off all your makeup, we’ve got just the solution coming up next.
When your day finally comes to an end, before hopping into bed, it’s important to remove all of your makeup. Why? Well, when you sleep in your makeup, this can lead to clogged pores, and clogged pores 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!
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. Next up, check out How to Conceal Dark Circles Under Your Eyes.