How To Seamlessly Cover Up Body Acne With Concealer

Acne can drain your morale when you're getting ready for a night out and trying to cover it up with makeup. Even more annoying, pimples are not exclusive to your face. They can appear all over your body, from your neck to your back and even your chest. Although, they're more likely to pop up in areas with lots of oily pores. When hiding the acne on your face, don't be afraid to use those products on your body too. Appling concealer and setting powder in layers is crucial to make it look like those pimples never existed in the first place.


Before you can think about putting makeup on your body acne, you need to prep your skin like you would with your face. First, use a gentle cleanser to wash the area. Then, go about your usual skincare routine and follow it up with a moisturizer. The final product you need to use to prep your skin is primer. This is important because it holds your makeup in place. Now, it's time to start layering concealer and setting powder.

Be patient between coats

The concealer you use can make a big difference. You want to choose a liquid formula with medium to full coverage. Ideally, you're going to build up the product until your acne becomes virtually invisible. Using two concealer colors can also help hide the pimples and brighten any dark spots brought on by scaring. One should match your skin tone, and the other should be around two shades lighter.


Start by applying a small amount of the lighter concealer to your acne, then use a tapping motion to blend it in with a makeup sponge. Now, you can set this layer with powder. The trick for seamless coverage that doesn't look cakey is waiting at least five minutes for this layer to dry. Only then should you go back and add concealer that matches your complexion and more setting powder. Continue building up the products until you have the coverage you need to disguise your body acne. You may benefit from a color-correcting concealer if your pimples are still peaking through.

Don't forget about color correcting

Color correcting your blemishes may look bizarre at the beginning, but it creates another layer of camouflage. It's an extra step you should do after prepping your skin and before applying concealer. It works to cancel out unwanted pigmentation by erasing it with a hue that's on the opposite side of the color wheel. For red acne, you'll want to apply a green concealer. Use a yellow concealer to cover up blackheads.


Take a makeup sponge or brush and apply a small amount of color corrector to your acne. It will help if you don't use your fingers or dirty tools because they can cause more pimples. Slightly blend the color-correcting concealer, but don't continue until the hues are erased. You need the green or yellow to be visible so it can cancel out redness and purple tones. It may look like you're doing it all wrong, but trust the process. Then, you can use the layering trick to apply concealer and setting powder over the area.