How to Disguise a Pimple

Tip of the Day: Here's an easy way to mask a blemish while it heals.

How to Disguise a Pimple

Tip of the Day: Here’s an easy way to mask a blemish while it heals.

-Dora Salgado

How to Disguise a Pimple

Here’s a simple makeup trick that will make zits vanish. Concealers can camouflage spots and it’s best to apply them after you’ve applied foundation. Depending on the type of spot you want to cover, both the creamy and thicker consistencies can be lifesaving.

Dab the spot first with hydrocortisone cream to help it heal. Then blend a dab of green color corrector on the blemish to neutralize redness with a point-tipped  bush.  Try using Maybelline’s Cover Stick Green Corrector Concealer ($4.69, and the Benefit Cosmetics Concealer Brush ($20, for this step.

Step 1

Next you can apply a thicker more adhering type of concealer like Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage ($28, on raised spots or a creamy formula like the Amazing Concealer ($42, to dry, flakey spots that will prevent a cakey built-up look.

Step 2

Your last step to a blemish-free face is to set everything in place with a translucent powder like CoverGirl’s TruBlend Loose Powder Makeup ($7.99,


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7 thoughts on “How to Disguise a Pimple

  1. deborah says:

    Put toothpaste (paste, not gel) on a pimple before covering it with anything else. It is the MIRACLE cure!

  2. Yay heels says:

    I don't know why, but I get more pimples in the summer, this is a good tip!

  3. booksorclothes says:

    @deborah – heard that the toothpaste thingy doesn’t really work. Bet it smells good.

  4. NYCdogmommy says:

    I just wish I never had any!

  5. shopaholic says:


  6. weetziebat says:

    Now this is the kind of beauty advice I like!

  7. Essence of Silk says:


    Stay beautiful

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