Correct and Conceal: Makeup for Hiding Blemishes
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One way to hide blemishes on your face is to use makeup that can correct color and conceal dark spots.

Makeup that Corrects and Conceals

When dealing with spots, makeup can be a lifesaver because it is like a quick fix for an annoying problem that just won't go away.

However, it is important to remember that makeup is only a temporary solution. To really keep breakouts at bay, you will need a good skincare routine with ingredients like salicylic acid, retinol, and niacinamide. Even then, factors like hormones and stress can still lead to the occasional blemish.

So, while makeup can help cover up acne, it can not fix it. It is all about finding the right technique and formula for your specific skin needs.

Concealer vs. Color Correcting Makeup

Concealer is a versatile product that hides dark circles, age spots, and blemishes by blending imperfections into the skin. It is generally thicker than foundation and should be applied on top of foundation to avoid smudging. Meanwhile, color-correcting makeup neutralizes uneven complexion tones, like redness or purple under-eye circles, before foundation or concealer application for a flawless finish.

Here are some makeup products that correct and conceal blemishes.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Cream Concealer

Double Wear Stay-In-Place Flawless Longwear Cream Concealer by Estée Lauder is a game-changer for blemish coverage. Priced at $32, this lightweight, oil-free formula offers up to 24-hour wear with a natural matte finish. It is transfer-resistant, waterproof, and infused with minerals and emollients for easy blending. Apply it after foundation for best results. Use the precision wand to target areas that need coverage, then tap and blend for flawless skin all day.

Saie Slip Tint Radiant All-Over Concealer

If you want a product with niacinamide, Saie Slip Tint Radiant All-Over Concealer is a must-have in your makeup kit. This $28 lightweight, non-comedogenic concealer offers natural radiant medium coverage that lasts for 12 hours. Infused with ingredients like niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin, it soothes, conditions, and hydrates the skin.

The creamy, buildable formula conceals imperfections and leaves your skin looking better over time. Saie recommends applying after prepping your skin with Saie's Glowy Super Gel and Slip Tint SPF 35 Tinted Moisturizer. Use the doe-foot applicator to apply and blend with fingertips or the Double Brush.

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Under Eye Color Corrector

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Under Eye Color Corrector, sold for $30, is a must-have for brightening and correcting the under-eye area. This lightweight color corrector offers medium coverage with a natural finish. Formulated with vitamin C and niacinamide, it visibly softens pigmentation and brightens the under-eye area.

This product is to be applied after skincare and before makeup. Dot a small amount onto areas of pigmentation, and blend gently for a flawless look.

Bobbi Brown Skin Color Corrector Stick

This product by Bobbi Brown is a top choice for neutralizing dark undereye circles and discoloration. At $35, this natural-looking color correction stick offers medium coverage with a natural finish. Formulated with coffee seed extract and salicornia, Skin Color Corrector Stick infuses skin with immediate and long-term moisture.