How To Use Concealer To Hide Spots
When you can’t get rid of acne, often you can cover it up. For men acne can be a lot harder to deal with as most men don’t have a range of makeup to cover the blemishes. Using concealer can help to cover whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
When you conceal a blemish, you don’t want it to break out more. That is why concealer is best applied with a brush. A brush needs to be thin enough that you could use it to apply makeup at the corner of your eyes, and firm enough that it will not cake makeup all over your face. It’s easy to lose brushes, and best to keep them in a bag.
How to Apply Concealer
Wash and dry your hands, and then take a tiny lump of concealer, about the size of a pea. Place the concealer on the back of your non-dominant hand, the one you do not use to hold the brush, and run the brush back and forth through the concealer to coat the brush. You don’t want any lumps or granules of concealer on the brush. If you are using a concealer stick you can apply the concealer straight to the blemish with and blend with a brush or your finger.
If you don’t have a brush, you can use your fingers, but you need to be extra-careful not to load too much concealer on the blemish, and not to puncture the blemish with your fingernails.
Put just enough concealer on a pimple to cover up the redness. Then to conceal your concealer, place a thin layer of foundation makeup (which you have chosen to match your natural skin tone), or use a second layer of beige, brown, or yellow concealer to make the blemish less noticeable. If the pimple is still visible after applying the rest of your makeup, add just a dot of concealer over it as the last step your routine.
It is important to remember that making blemishes less noticeable is the purpose of using concealer. Using a single layer of concealer that is very different from your natural skin tone can leave your skin looking worse rather than better, so be sure that the concealer is right for your skin tone.