How to Cover Pimples With Airbrush Makeup

April 14, 2016
The following tutorial includes a product that was sent to me for reviewing purposes.
However, all opinions are my own (and I have pictures to prove it).

I woke up yesterday morning with a pimple on my face so big that my gut reaction was to call in sick and just not go to work. It was red, swollen and, to add insult to injury, it really hurt. The worst part though is that it was right smack dab in the middle of my face. There was no hiding. Once I realized it was probably insane to waste one of my sick days on this, I immediately started trying to cover it up.

I tried a cream concealer. It gooped right off of me and made me look like Bob in that one episode of Bob’s burgers. You know what I mean? The episode where he has to go to Linda’s high school reunion? Anyway…

I tried baking on thin layers of liquid concealer but that only made the 3D-ness of my little monster look even bigger. I even tried a light coverage and intense nose contour to give it less dimension. Nothing worked.

In one of those lightbulb moments I remembered the perfect product… my Luminess Air essentials kit!

Luminess Air

The kit comes with the instant eraser, porcelain and x-out. For my predicament I opted to use the eraser. Since it’s meant for giving a flawless look to the face and covering discoloration and pores, I figured it would be perfect to cover a giant red splotch on my face.


This is me with no makeup at all and a giant red pimple on my face. To prime my skin I used about 3 drops of Luminess Porcelain to my airbrush system (if you haven’t read my other Luminess review, check it out here). Once the primer dried, I added 4 drops of the Luminess Eraser. When I was airbrushing it on I constantly kept my hand moving and ended up airbrushing most of my face, though I concentrated on Mr. Pimple.


This is right after the first layer. There’s still a bit of redness but it somehow did end up looking less prominent. I waited about 5 minutes for the layer to dry and reapplied a second layer, this time mostly concentrating on my nose area.


And BOOM! Just like that the color is almost completely gone. I would safely say that if this product can cover 95% of my pimple it will cover 100% of large pores, and pigmentation issues. After I let it dry I used my matte Luminess Air foundation in shade 2 to ensure that everything was an even color.

So far of all the Luminess products I’ve tried the Eraser is easily my favorite, though I am also a big fan of X-Out since it seems to trick people into thinking I get a full 8 hours of sleep each night.

If you’re interested in checking out everything Luminess has to offer, click here! Also the kind people of Luminess gave me a discount code to share with y’all so be sure to use code: 986775926 at checkout for 20% off.

Have you ever tried airbrush makeup? Did you like it? Did you not? Let me know in the comments section below!

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