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Scars serve as a reminder of hardship you've overcome (and hopefully the victorious end result). And I may be putting too much meaning into acne scars by applying this mentality to them, but I feel like it applies. While my scars serve as a reminder of all the times I was able to beat pesky blemishes, there are times I want to conceal them.
There's nothing wrong with having acne scars, but if you want to cover them up, there are ways to blur them out with makeup, and this is when we turn our attention to foundation.
Click through to see the best foundations for acne scars.
Best Overall: Dermablend Smooth Liquid Camo Foundation
Dermablend sets the bar high when it comes to hiding acne scars. It is a full-coverage liquid foundation that contains pigments to even out hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and redness, naturally. It lasts up to 16 hours and gives you SPF protection, which is always a plus.
Best Waterproof: Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation
This foundation does it all. It is waterproof, fade-proof, transfer-resistant, and long-wearing. It is made with 21% pigment and an exclusive high-tech blend of silicone elastomers, so you get enough coverage to correct any discoloration and hide blemishes.
Best Matte Finish: Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation
You can hide pretty much everything with this foundation. It's made with the brand's famous Amazonian clay, which makes the foundation stay on for at least 12 hours. Plus, it's buildable and blendable, to give you a natural, matte finish.
Best Dewy Finish: Too Faced Born This Way Undetectable Foundation
The biggest concern with a full-coverage foundation is that it will be too cakey and heavy. That is not the case with this oil-free foundation from Too Faced. It hides all your skin concerns so naturally, and with a radiant finish, to boot. It's made with Alpine rose to brighten your complexion and hyaluronic acid, to hydrate the skin.
Made with a color technology to perfectly match your skin tone and texture, you can hide everything from discoloration to acne scars for less than the cost of lunch. This foundation is oil-free and contains vitamins A and C to give you a nice glow.
Best Duo: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
Yes, technically it's a concealer. But we know lots of people who use this as a foundation because it provides full enough coverage to act like one. You get two shades in this compact, so you can create a custom shade that is perfect for your skin tone, and the finish is so natural no one will know you're trying to cover anything up.