How to Easily Cover a Blemish



Exfoliating Treatment: TULA [c/o] | Ambre Jar: Diptyque | Concealer: Clé de Peau Beauté | Loose Powder: Laura Mercier [c/o] | Concealer Brush: Laura Mercier [c/o] | Setting Brush: Sigma

Blemishes. From time to time, we all get them! Maybe yours are driven by stress or if you’re like me, hormones. I think we all know how to cover the redness of them, but texture is a whole different story.

Over the past few months I’ve found this trick to be so helpful! It covers the texture, it covers the redness and most importantly, it heals it my blemish while I’m wearing makeup!

Step 1: Cleanse

Start with a clean face [I use my TULA Cleanser in the morning] and then after moisturizer, apply your foundation. If you would like to use a primer, I love this one by YSL as it evens out texture as well!

Step 2: Treatment

This step may seem odd, but wipe off any foundation with a q-tip and remover on your blemish, or while your applying your foundation just make sure to skip it. Then take another q-tip and lightly dip it in the TULA Exfoliating Treatment. This is a mask that balances your skin and I am obsessed with it. When people ask what to buy first with TULA I always say this or the face wash!

Step 3: Dry

Let the treatment dry which takes about 2 minutes. Make sure it’s just a thin layer, so that you really don’t even see it on your skin except for the color on the blemish.

Step 4: Conceal

I dip my Laura Mercier Concealer Brush into my Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer. I use the shade Ivory. This stuff doesn’t budge and covers anything it needs to. I first purchased it when I was in college and I have yet to buy another concealer to cover blemishes! Once the concealer has been applied take a Sigma F40 [which is actually a contour brush but I love it for setting] and lightly dust it into Laura Mercier Translucent Powder to set the concealer. Finish applying the rest of your makeup.

Step 5: Set and Color

Once you have finished applying your makeup, set it with Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray. This is like hair spray for your face but without the stickiness! I also apply a liquid lipstick. My mom always used to say, “If you’re insecure about a blemish, just draw your attention away from it with some color on your lips!” I love this trick and use Stila Baci for it!

This works so well that after a day or two my blemish is gone because the exfoliating treatment is able to work all day! 🙂 Do you have any tricks for covering blemishes?!


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  1. Amanda wrote:

    I just purchased this mask to go along with their free cleanser deal to make sure I got another before it ran out! I’m also using it to prep my skin for our upcoming wedding, and I’m obsessed with the line!

    XO Strawberry Chic

    Published 02 Aug 16Reply
  2. Jenn Caston wrote:

    I just purchased the LM setting powder and I can’t wait to try it out! I’ve never used this product before, I always just used my left over powder to top off my foundation. Does this translucent powder really blend in well, not leaving a white, dusty finish?


    Published 02 Aug 16Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Jenn!

      Yes, it blends so well! This powder was actually made to set products and it is less visible that regular powder! 🙂



      Published 02 Aug 16Reply
  3. Kathryn wrote:

    So, so thankful for this post!! It’s always great to have fresh new tips on how to cover up those blemishes.

    xx Kathryn

    Published 02 Aug 16Reply
  4. This post is so helpful! I’m always looking for new masks 🙂
    xox Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    Published 02 Aug 16Reply
  5. Kate wrote:

    I love all of the Tula products that you mentioned! I need to check out that concealer – I want something full coverage!


    Published 02 Aug 16Reply
  6. Hannah wrote:

    I have been intrigued with the Cle De Peau concealer for a while. I always saw the ads in the magazines and wanted it! I will have to give it a try. I also love that Tula mask! I ran out though 🙁

    Published 02 Aug 16Reply
  7. Amanda wrote:

    I have that Tula mask, I’m going to have try that! Thanks for the tip!


    Published 02 Aug 16Reply
  8. I love finding products that do something you’ve been needing! I felt this way with the Chanel concealer. I tried so many, and then finally found the perfect one that I can’t live without now!

    Published 02 Aug 16Reply
  9. I really need to check out that concealer and that Tula mask… They seem like miracle workers because covering the texture of a pimple is the HARDEST!

    Published 02 Aug 16Reply
  10. Kelsey wrote:

    I have been wanting to try the TULA products, but not sure where to start! I see on their website that there is a “Discovery Kit” that includes the cleanser, illuminating serum, day/night cream, and eye cream, but it does not include the exfoliating mask. Do you think it would be worth trying this kit, or should I start with the cleanser and exfoliating mask? Thanks so much!

    Published 02 Aug 16Reply
  11. Mel wrote:

    Really needed this post! I don’t break out often, but when I stress for hours trying to cover it up. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    Published 02 Aug 16Reply
  12. Torey Beerman wrote:

    I use this trick all the time and it is seriously magic! Plus, speaking of magic- TULA is the best and I love everything they’ve sent me 🙂

    Published 02 Aug 16Reply
  13. Kirby wrote:

    I literally JUST bought the Tula mask (with the free face wash, thanks for the tip!) because of your recommendations for blemishes. I hardly ever break out but when I do they’re hard to cover up. I’ll have to try your make up recommendations next! Thank you!

    Published 02 Aug 16Reply
  14. Amy wrote:

    I LOVE the Urban Decay setting spray! I can’t leave the house without it now!


    Published 02 Aug 16Reply
  15. Hi,

    I am uncomfortable with my blemishes and I really don’t have the idea to cover them because I don’t usually put makeup. Good thing I found your blog and this seems very useful. I just had a try and it works with me with no any breakouts at all. Thank you.

    Published 15 Aug 17Reply
  16. Wendy C. wrote:


    Thank you for sharing these tips. I am doing the same thing when covering up my blemishes. I am looking for the right product to get rid of my blemishes. I have already tried different brands that claim to remove blemishes but still no result. Hope for the best.

    Published 11 Sep 17Reply