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How to Cover Zits With Concealer Sticks

by Melissa King, studioD

When you wake up to a monster zit, sometimes you'd rather get back in bed and hide than show your face to the world. A pimple right in the middle of your face may seem like a catastrophe, but with a bit of concealer, you may forget it's even there. A few dabs of green concealer and liquid concealer will neutralize fire-engine red zits instantly. The only person who will know you have acne is you.

Wash your face with lukewarm water and a mild cleanser. Pat your face dry with a washcloth. Apply your usual facial moisturizer.

Rub some green-tinted concealer on your fingertip. Dab red pimples with the green concealer a few times. Green concealer neutralizes the red color of zits, so they won't be as noticeable.

Dip a thin makeup brush into a bottle of liquid concealer.

Dab the liquid concealer onto a pimple until it's completely covered and the makeup blends in with your skin. Repeat this for the rest of your pimples. Don't apply the concealer to the skin around a pimple; only put it on the blemish itself.

Dip a brush into some powdered mineral foundation and blot your face with the brush. Apply the foundation to your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. Apply gentle pressure to the brush to cover blemished spots with a bit of extra foundation. Move the brush in circular motions to blend the foundation with your skin.

Items you will need
  •  Cleanser
  •  Washcloth
  •  Moisturizer
  •  Green concealer
  •  Makeup brush
  •  Liquid concealer


  • Some concealers contain salicylic acid, an ingredient that helps shrink zits and reduce oily skin.
  • Use a liquid concealer that matches your skin tone for best results.


  • Don't apply concealer around your eyes if you have crow's feet. Makeup will emphasize the lines, making them easier to see.

About the Author

Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.

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