Concealer to cover acne?
October 16, 2010 7:10 PM Subscribe
What type of concealer can I use to cover my acne that will a) look natural, and b) not make my blemishes any worse?
posted by wansac to clothing, beauty, & fashion (20 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I have moderate acne that seems to be diminishing due to some new products that I've been using. However, in the mean time, I would like some better options for covering the blemishes I do have. My skin tends towards the oily side, with my acne mostly appearing around my chin and mouth area. Because I have very pale skin, my pimples look quite red, and would thus like to cover them with something that will diminish their obviousness. Currently, I use a loose powder that matches my skin tone in lieu of a liquid foundation (I've found that most liquid foundations worsen the oiliness of my skin, and I'm concerned they will clog my pores and worsen my acne, despite the statements to the contrary that usually appear on the bottles).
The powder I like to use doesn't do a great job covering my acne or making it appear less red. What product(s) are available that will effectively conceal my blemishes (i.e., not make them appear a strange purple-ish color, or as though I've painted my face an unnatural beige) and that will not actually worsen my problem?
Thanks for any suggestions!