How to Conceal Acne – Tips & Tricks

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Conceal Acne

Share your best tips and tricks for concealing acne or post-acne marks! Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

My Tips

  1. I like using pencil concealers or more liquid-y concealers.  Pencil is great, because the tip makes it easy to be precise and can easily be carried with you on the go, while liquid ones can help to hydrate and minimize the look of dryness/flakiness on the affected area.
  2. My goal is always to minimize the look but concealing entirely sometimes just doesn’t work depending on the severity of the spot (and sometimes, how dry or flaky it is!).  I apply concealer in a thin layer initially, then apply a slightly thicker layer after that.  I like to use a flat, firm concealer brush for this initial application.
  3. Sometimes you need to do reverse contouring if it is a raised spot, so that it looks flatter and less raised.