5 Foundations That’ll Conceal Acne Scars and Marks
You’d think that pesky blemishes would cut us some slack. Sadly, that’s not always the case. Once a breakout clears, many acne sufferers are left with discolored marks or scars to deal with. The key is to make sure you have a foundation on hand to cover up everything we don’t want the world to see (though we’re all for not covering anything up, too, if that’s your preference!). Ahead, we share five foundations that can help conceal the look of acne-related marks and scars.
Meet a formula that gives twice the coverage of a classic foundation for up to 16 hours of color wear. To cover minor to moderate skin issues — think: redness, hyperpigmentation, acne scars and birthmarks — look to Smooth Liquid Camo Foundation. The broad-spectrum SPF 25 formula contains a high level of pigments for coverage that looks like skin, not makeup. What’s more, thanks to its lightweight texture and matte finish, the foundation is never cakey or masky. It’s even suitable for sensitive skin. Choose from 15 shades.
Drop formulations are great options for covering acne blemishes because you can control the coverage and placement. NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation is lightweight, waterproof and ultra-pigmented, so you don’t have to worry about your blemishes peeking through. This formula is also available in 45 versatile shades, meaning there’s a shade for a wide range of beauty lovers. The best part though is the price, at an MSRP of $15 a bottle, it’s so affordable you can stock up on two.
If you want to spot-conceal a few marks or still want that no-makeup-makeup look, we recommend opting for a high-performance, full-coverage concealer. This formula wears for up to 24 hours (but we don’t recommend sleeping in it!), and is the brand’s highest coverage available. It’s extra-large applicator makes covering large areas easy, but you can easily dot it on for smaller spots, too.
Formulated with only ten10 ingredients, Dermablend Flawless Creator Lightweight Foundation works for virtually every skin type. Its high pigment load makes it an ideal choice for covering blemishes of every kind and can be built up to offer full coverage without looking cakey or pared down to offer a veil of coverage.
If you’re looking for a breathable option that offers coverage and skin benefits, look no further than IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream. This much loved option was designed to color-correct, and it contains SPF to help you avoid sun-induced hyperpigmentation (provided you wear the proper amount of sunscreen underneath).