The Best Foundations to Cover Acne Scars
Looking for a foundation to help cover the look of acne scars and marks in a pinch? Consider your search complete. We’re sharing the best foundations for the job, below.
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. Ahead, we share six medium-to-full coverage foundations—a la Dermablend—that can help conceal the look of acne-related marks and scars on your face and body.
DERMABLEND SMOOTH LIQUID CAMO FOUNDATION
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.
Smooth Liquid Camo Foundation, $37 MSRP
DERMABLEND BLURRING MOUSSE CAMO FOUNDATION
When you have acne-prone skin, covering blemishes with foundation is a balancing act. If the formula is too heavy or greasy, it can suffocate pores and cause another breakout. Rest assured that this oil-free, non-comedogenic, and non-acnegenic blend will treat your skin right. The broad-spectrum SPF 25 formula provides medium coverage with a fresh mousse texture to fill-in uneven crevices and enlarged pores, as well as camouflage bumps, acne scars, and birthmarks. Thanks to its resurfacing technology, the foundation addresses both skin tone and texture to provide a uniform, even surface.
Blurring Mousse Camo Foundation, $38 MSRP
DERMABLEND LEG & BODY COVER
Flaws are not solely limited to your face. For moderate to major body skin flaws—think: bruises and scars—reach for this high color coverage body foundation. The broad-spectrum SPF 15 formula—with high purity pigments—offers natural skin tone shades to deliver a flawless look and 16 hours of consistent wear. Immediately upon application, skin feels soft, smooth, and remains comfortable all-day long.
Leg & Body Cover, $31 MSRP
DERMABLEND QUICK-FIX BODY FOUNDATION STICK
Contrary to popular belief, achieving full-coverage makeup isn’t exclusive to liquid formulas. Stick-based foundations can work just as efficiently. Case in point? Dermablend’s Quick Fix Body Foundation Stick. Even spots that are the hardest to conceal on your body—think: tattoos, birthmarks, and acne scars— can be hidden with this smudge-resistant formula. It glides on easily and hydrates the skin for long-lasting, natural coverage for up to 16 hours.
DERMABLEND COVER CRÈME FULL COVERAGE FOUNDATION
Dermablend’s Cover Crème Full Coverage Foundation Makeup with SPF 30 offers the benefits of titanium oxide sunscreen and long-lasting color wear all in one. Keeping all skin types in mind, this velvety formula provides all-day hydration and coverage without appearing cakey on the skin.
Cover Crème Full Coverage Foundation, $39 MSRP
DERMABLEND INTENSE POWDER CAMO FOUNDATION
For a full-coverage powder foundation that can help conceal signs of redness, rosacea, acne scarring, and an uneven skin tone, reach for Dermablend’s Intense Powder Camo Foundation. The buildable formula is formulated with a uniquely high level of pigments for full coverage. Oily skin types especially can benefit from the foundation, as it delivers a shine-proof, matte-finish upon application.
For enhanced wearability, follow your Dermablend foundation of choice with an application of the brand’s Setting Powder. Also, don’t forget to prime your skin as a first step.