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Hiding a Pimple

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It never fails that a pimple erupts right before an important event. This is a guide about hiding a pimple.


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By 20 found this helpful
November 3, 2011

I get pimples quite often. I noticed a while back that my liquid makeup and foundations would cover everything except my pimples, and that would make them stand out even more. What is worse is trying to apply makeup on to popped or scratched pimples. Not only does it look worse, it might also cause an infection.

Here's my new beauty secret: dab a bit of liquid bandage on pimples with a q-tip, let it dry, then apply makeup. When the liquid bandage dries, it forms a barrier that is antiseptic, flexible and waterproof. It's great!

You can get liquid bandage at any drugstore or online.

By attosa from Los Angeles, CA

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March 21, 2012

My teenage son had a red pimple on his face for Picture day. He used Visine on it and it took the redness out of it so it was not so noticeable.

By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario

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November 20, 20041 found this helpful

You don't need the expensive medicines from stores or drug stores. When it flares up, touch pimple with a tiny dab of toothpaste, at night. It will help dry up the pimple.

By Gladys Hill

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September 9, 20060 found this helpful

To camouflage a pimple and heal it at the same time, mix your foundation or concealer with a drop or two of acne treatment. I use CVS brand benzoil-peroxide. This way you won't cause it to get worse by putting foundation alone over it, but it can be healing while it is kept "under cover"!


By Carol from Lancaster, PA

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By 0 found this helpful
September 10, 2008

I have dreadful skin and need full coverage foundation. Does anyone know if mineral powder would give me good coverage and cover acne scars and pigmentation marks? Thanks.

Laura from England

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September 21, 20080 found this helpful

sorry but my loreal makeup is mineral and powder. i recommend it to everyone.

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By guest (Guest Post)
September 23, 20080 found this helpful

The best way to hide blemishes is to use a concealer(any good brand) before using your foundation and other make up. Try using id bare minerals products. They work great for me.

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By guest (Guest Post)
October 14, 20080 found this helpful

I have had bad skin for years. I was told by my dermatologist that a lot of people are sensitive/allergic to nuts and do not know it. I completely took all nuts out of my diet (not easy) and have had minimal break outs since. If only I had known this in high school. I am in my 30's! If I eat anything with nuts in it, I have cyst type bumps within hours on my face, neck, chest and back. It takes weeks for the bumps to fade after they erupt. Gross. Mineral powders can actually be quite aggravating. Be very careful after you clear up to not irritate your face with certain makeups/soap. My favorite soap is Cetphil for oily skin. It is not expensive at all. I use Purpose lotion with SPF 15 every day. I also had to get a prescription for Clindamycin Phosphate Gel. This routine has finally worked.

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