Acne breaks out a day to that party? Use these makeup tips to tackle it


So you are all excited about Saturday night’s alumni party cos all your friends, school mates, lecturers especially that particular one that used to give you a hell of a time (and now you are going to show him you actually turned out just fine), are going to be there. And then on Saturday morning, you wake up with an outbreak of acne. What? You were not expecting that and you are all sad about it. Not to worry sweetheart, that acne won’t take your shine. You may not be able to wipe off that acne by the wave of a magic wand, but you certainly can do a very good job at concealing it. That’s right, you heard it. The magic is to cover it with makeup and make sure you catch all the fun that’s going down Saturday night.

Excited to know how you can do that? We’ll get to it in a minute. But first, let it be clear that acne and makeup are two things that do not always agree. You may want to use makeup and cover up all that reddish or brownish pop out on your face but instead, you end up making it worse. It’s very pertinent to know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to makeup and concealing breakouts. Knowing what to do can make a world of difference and can help you avoid getting the exact opposite of what you do not want to have; obvious acne covered face.

Now let’s get down to what you need to do before you lose all patience with reading this.

The first thing you need to do is get your skin ready for the procedure. You do not want to pile up makeup on an already acne infested face. You must make sure that your face is washed thoroughly and free of any oil or dirt.

The next thing is to apply a non-greasy moisturiser. Most of the time, acne is as a result of too much oil on the skin that could block the pores and cause a breakout. Switching to a non-greasy moisturiser not just for your face alone, but for your whole body is highly recommended.

And then we move on to the makeup proper. The next thing you will put on your face is a silicon based primer. That’s what will make sure your makeup stays put no matter how hard the acne tries to break free and expose the work you did at concealing it.

The next step is to get a concealer that is a shade darker than your colour. With a clean hand, and using your ring finger, take a little portion of your concealer and apply them on the face and on the acne in soft strokes. Don’t go heavy on it; apply just enough to cover it. For this purpose we suggest getting a concealer with a mattifying effect.

Next is to get your favourite foundation that matches your skin colour especially the neck. You can apply it generously on the acne problem area, and after that, you also apply it to the non-problem areas but not heavily. The idea is to draw attention from your acne to the part of your face that is clear. You will then take your highlight to highlight not the acne part this time, but the clear part of your face. This is the absolute wonder that will make sure that everyone notices everything about you but your acne.

So there you have it, you can still rise above that acne and never ever let an acne breakout stop you from having the best time of your life.