How to Cover Cystic Acne: A Makeup Artist Reveals All

Afton Williams
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Cystic acne can be more than just physically painful. The dark red swollen areas create a sense of insecurity in a lot of us who suffer from the problem. Worse yet, no matter what we do with cystic acne, makeup never seems to stick. For this troublesome issue, the most important aspects are product and procedure—in other words, what you’re using to cover the acne and how you’re using it.

Below, I've laid out some simple tips for camouflaging acne—even the most troublesome blemishes that may seem impossible to hide. With the right products and techniques, you can create even coverage that won't make your underlying pimples look obvious. In fact, they'll practically disappear into the rest of your complexion.

Keep scrolling to find out how to cover cystic acne like a makeup artist!

This post was originally published on December 21, 2015.

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