There are 3 items I swear by when concealing pimples: green concealer, a concealer brush and a fantastic loose powder. (Now, since I only ever use a powder foundation I also incorporate a great powder foundation and a makeup sponge. If you are only trying to cover a blemish and don't like a lot of makeup, then you only need the first three items.) The three items I use daily to cover all blemishes are Physician's Formula Gentle Cover Concealer in Cover Green, E.L.F. Professional Concealer Brush and my trusty Youngblood Loose Foundation in Pearl.
Step 1: The Green Concealer
Swipe the brush back and forth in the concealer a few times to ensure the brush has a light coating of concealer.
Step 2: Apply Concealer to Blemish
Apply green concealer-coated brush directly to blemish. (PS - I would never normally use this much concealer on a spot but wanted to show you what the color looked like against my skin.) Once applied, pat the product into the pimple using your middle finger (or which ever finger you feel comfortable using.) Don't be alarmed if the spot is still slightly visible through the concealer.
Step 3: The Loose Powder
Perhaps my favorite step of all. Take the same concealer brush you used to apply the green concealer and place in some loose powder. Put enough on the brush to cover the pimple you'd applied the green concealer on.
Step 4: Applying the Loose Powder
Apply the loose powder directly to the blemish. No need to be fancy as all the excess with be blended in momentarily.
Step 5: Blending
I always use my middle finger to blend but should you want to use something else, a makeup sponge does come in handy here. Blend until all the loose powder is firmly in the skin and the blemish is covered.
Now, for the ladies that like to wear less makeup then by all means stop here. However, I like to finish my whole face off with a fabulous pressed powder (Clinique's Perfectly Real Compact Makeup and a makeup sponge). I find that this not only sets the concealer but my face appears flawless and feels much smoother.
Hope this makeup trick helps ladies. Do you usually use a green concealer? If so, which is your favorite brand?