The only thing worse than breakouts is the annoying spots and blemishes they leave behind. These pesky scars
can take weeks, if not months, to fade. Annoying, right? But fret not; it turns out there’s a simple and rather quick
way to conceal these pesky spots with makeup. While your anti-acne skincare routine works to fade those scars
into oblivion, you can turn to makeup to quickly conceal them.
Here’s an easy step-by-step guide to hide acne spots with makeup like a pro. Read on
Step 1: Hydrate your skinStep

2: Use a primer
Step 3: Be sure to color correct
Step 4: Use a concealer
Step 5: Use a matte foundation
Step 6: Set it with powder
Step 1: Hydrate your skin
Begin with drenching your skin with
Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer . Since acne makes your skin
feel super oily, thanks to excess sebum production, you must nourish your
skin with this oil-free moisturizer to keep it hydrated throughout the day.
Infused with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, it’ll also cool down inflammation
left behind by acne. Dot the non-greasy gel on your face and massage it in

Step 2: Use a primer
Safe to say, primer is a smart investment for your makeup needs. Not only does
it create an added layer between your skin and makeup, but it also minimizes
the appearance of pores and keeps oiliness in check by controlling sebum on
the skin. We recommend using the
Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer . It is non-sticky and doesn’t leave
a white cast on your face. Just apply the primer on the forehead, cheeks, nose
and chin and blend it outwards.
Step 3: Be sure to color correct
We say this with experience, color correcting your skin is not a big deal.
In fact, this one step will do wonders to hide acne on the skin perfectly.
Since the acne spots turn brown after drying out, make sure to use an
orange color corrector to camouflage them well. But, if you don’t have it
in orange, the next best bet is to use orange lipstick instead. Take a
small makeup brush and rub it on the lipstick. Once the brush has
picked some color, dab it over your brown spots lightly.

Step 4: Use a concealer
While the orange corrector covers your acne spots, move on to concealing
your skin for added coverage. Remember, the concealer shade should
match your skin tone. We love using the
Lakmé Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick , which has SPF 20 and
packs a punch when it comes to hiding blemishes. Apply it lightly on your
acne spots and with light finger strokes, blend it in your skin. The golden
rule is to not rub it. If the spots and active acne is still peeking through, use
more concealer.
Step 5: Use a matte foundation
For those with oily skin, get yourself a matte formula like the Lakmé 9 To 5
Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation . It will lend your face an effortlessly
matte finish without looking heavy. First, dot the foundation all over your face and
neck and blend it with a beauty sponge. The trick is to dab nicely and not rub.
Step 6: Set it with powder
Keeping your base intact to avoid
fading or transferring is the last (and
important) step. This is why we
suggest setting your makeup with
Lakmé Absolute White Intense Wet & Dry Compact. This SPF-infused
formula can be used in a dry or wet form, as the name suggests. For
more coverage, simply dampen your sponge applicator and dab it on
your face. Pressing the powder on your skin will prevent your makeup
from bulging or cracking.