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Hiding a Pimple

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


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November 3, 2011 Flag

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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November 4, 20110 found this helpful

Brilliant! :-)

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March 21, 2012 Flag

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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March 23, 20120 found this helpful

I used to use witch hazel, it also works to take the redness out. I'd have never thought to try Visine, great tip!

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November 20, 2004 Flag

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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April 1, 20060 found this helpful

When I was younger and had the occasional zit, I would dab it with Max Factor's Erase. I have always used this product on my lips before applying lipstick to help keep the color true and prevent my red lips from showing through the lipstick.

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September 9, 20060 found this helpful

Camouflaging A Pimple. To camouflage a pimple and heal it at the same time, mix your foundation or concealer with a drop or two of acne treatment. . .

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September 10, 2008 Flag

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 11, 20080 found this helpful

thanks a lot for replying im going to go and have a look at both of these,laura

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September 12, 20080 found this helpful

I have good luck with the mineral powders & also the SheerCover Mineral Concealer. The concealer is applied with a brush but it is thicker then the powder, kind of like a cream. After applying it, I use the powder over the whole face. I think the mineral stuff is good for anyone with blemishes, as it doesn't clog pores.Make sure you buy the 100% mineral products.

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September 12, 20080 found this helpful

A tip for acne; I still get it. Get a bottle of maalox or similar product

and it is liquid and chalky. Wash face wel. Then apply this and let it dry and rinse off. It really does help clear blemishes and things. Try it. Sounds weird, but it works.

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September 17, 20080 found this helpful

I've had luck with dermablend for covering up blemishes. As for the mineral stuff, it doesn't really cover well for me, but I love it because it leaves a nice fresh glow. Surprisingly, it stays on all day too. Good luck.

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September 19, 20080 found this helpful

I agree with Cyinda. My daughter started to use a Mineral makeup I think it was Elf and she broke out bigtime and it din't even cover the few blemishes she had. She also uses Loreal's Truematch and loves it.

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September 21, 20080 found this helpful

i have been using mineral makeup by loreal. i have pimple from rosacea along with the red skin. i get the best compliments now that i never did of course with no makeup. i even get the word stunning and lovely.

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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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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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