How To Guide: Cover-Up Acne Scars

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Breakouts can happen to all of us. I’ve been on Photoshoots where models break out a few days before. I tell the models not worry because the photographers can photoshop those blemishes right off. But in real life, it’s not that simple.

I love using the Mehron corrector when a client has redness from blemishes or acne, to cover over before I apply the foundation.

To hide scarring, Emmy Award Winning Makeup Artist, Cosmetic Developer, Educator and Journalist, Kevin James Bennett recommends Make Up For Ever – Full Cover Extreme Camouflage.

Kevin states, “It has insanely opaque coverage and the ability to adhere to scarred skin. This is important because scarred skin is as smooth as glass (no pores), so it’s very hard for makeup to stay put. Full Cover is extremely waterproof.”

Here’s another way to help conceal acne scars…

Doll, have your facialist give you a series of Microdermabrasion treatments to help minimize scarring. I’ve had Microdermabrasion treatments before and it feels like you’re being licked by your cat. Lol

Or, there are medical treatments like laser and Chemical Peels that remove the outer layer of skin to peel off. This is a more intense treatment and will require you to take time off from work to heal.

In our season’s of life, sooner or later blemishes or acne can appear. Don’t panic! There are many treatments to help with breakouts. Whether the reason is hormonal, stress or medications (ie., going on or off the birth control pill), remember to breath and stressful situations will pass.


Love and Empower One-another,
Susie Lauri


Susie L.

Author: Susie L.

Susie Lauri is the lead hair and makeup artist, and a contributing writer for Runwayz Magazine. She specializes in hair and makeup for commercial print and production. She is known for her glamour makeovers including balayage, color, haircuts and styling. When not on location, Susie works out of her studio in Aliso Viejo, California. Find more about her at :, @susie_lauri_hair on Instagram!