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How to Cover Acne Scars

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How to Cover Acne Scars

Learn the Best Ways to Cover Acne Scars With Makeup

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Pockmarks, craters, bumps, and dark spots, the aftereffects of acne can be worse than the initial breakout. The unsightly scars left behind can mar an otherwise smooth and clear complexion. Luckily, there are ways to cover embarrassing acne scars using a few key makeup products. Read on for some tried and true tips on how you can fake your way to a flawless complexion, sans scars.

Prime Time

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a dozen times: primer is your skin’s best friend. Not just for wrinkles, the silicone in primers serves to smooth raised and dimpled surfaces, providing an even plane on which to lay foundation and other makeup products. Primers have evolved a lot over the past couple of years, and many formulations now provide healing agents and anti-redness properties, making them perfect for acne-prone skin.

Set the Foundation

The next step in covering acne scars is to set foundation onto your skin. Use a shade that matches your natural skin color. With the primer already applied, the foundation should glide across the surface of your skin. The trick here is to go with a liquid formulation, preferably one with a slightly dewy or natural finish (powders and creams have a tendency to cake up). Apply with a foundation brush or your fingers for beautiful coverage.

Spot Conceal

When all else fails, a spot concealer can help you hide what you don’t want the world to see. Cream concealers offer the most coverage, so be sure to choose your product wisely. Remember that a little bit goes a long way, and apply only to those areas that absolutely need it. Finish by dusting your face with a light-reflecting, micro-fine finishing powder.

Don't let acne scars ruin your complexion. Use these tips to get a perfect post-breakout face.

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very useful article (: This comment has been removed.
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@glossqueen Absolutely! My favorite is currently Make Up For Ever's HD concealer, but the Urban Decay Pencils are fantastic as well. This comment has been removed.
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@courtney2bambi This is very true. Glad to hear that you've stopped picking. This comment has been removed.
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@vbeauty Thanks so much! This comment has been removed.
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Do you have any concealer recommendations?? This comment has been removed.
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Great stuff! I used to be really bad at picking at my blemishes (broke the habit!) but luckily they can be easily covered up. This comment has been removed.
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So true!! Great article!! This comment has been removed.
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@anniehsieh Thanks, and you are so very welcome! This comment has been removed.
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Great article! thanks for the share This comment has been removed.
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@RoryGautsche You're welcome, Rory! Good eye! :) This comment has been removed.
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@beautydiylover You are so welcome! This comment has been removed.
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@momma_of_two Exactly. Acne is a very common, and coverable affliction! This comment has been removed.
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@sooozie Exactly!! This comment has been removed.
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@dahlia_last_song You are so very welcome! This comment has been removed.
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Great tips....there have been a lot of "acne" questions under the "advice" section. I will make sure to refer the users to this article! Thanks! This comment has been removed.
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