How to cover up Acne

Acne can feel like its wearing you, but this should never be the case. Concealing your acne might seem like the most important step, but prepping and priming the skin beforehand with the right products will help soothe and calm your complexion.

If you want to find out more about how to cover up acne, discover the Magic skin Clinic

Watch how Alice’s skin was transformed with the Magic Foundation


STEP 1: It is SO important to keep your skin clean and moisturised, especially if you suffer with cystic acne. My Multi-Miracle Glow 3-in-1 cleanser, mask and balm is perfect for achieving baby-soft skin, with 94%* of you noticing a significant soothing effect after just one use. Use this as a cleanser every morning, gently massaging into a dry face with your fingers for a clearer, hydrated complexion.

STEP 2: I start every makeup look with my ICONIC Magic Cream moisturiser, which is clinically proven to hydrate your skin. The multi-tasking formula has SPF15 and an anti-UVA filter to protect your skin as well as BioNymph Peptide Complex which stimulates collagen production. This will help to create a beautiful smooth canvas to apply your makeup and help to minimise breakouts.

STEP 3: Start by applying my Wonderglow face primer all over your face with your fingers to lift your skin and give you that lit-from-within glow. 96%** of you noticed an immediate reduction of imperfections with the Wonderglow face primer, as well as creating a smoother base for your foundation.

STEP 4: My Magic Foundation was five years in the making, incorporating classic skincare ingredients to create a full, demi-matte coverage foundation that can help to cover your acne, but also keep your skin hydrated and nourished. Use my Magic Complexion Foundation Brush to buff into the skin, concealing your acne and giving you flawless, poreless coverage.

With the right foundation you can cover any skin problems, disguise imperfections and reveal flawless, glowing skin of a goddess. These are skincare products that are tried and tested by you, with 98%*** of users of the Magic Cream moisturiser agreeing that their skin felt revitalised and firmer, and 100%*** reporting a LUMINOUS complexion.

Finding the right shade of foundation is not always easy, so give Charlotte’s Foundation Finder a go to find the shade to suit you. We also offer samples of foundation, so why not choose a shade above and below your full-sized bottle to test? If you find one suits you better, we’ll refund your unopened full-sized product so you can be perfectly matched!

* Tested on 100 women, aged 35-65, over a one week period

** Tested on 32 women, aged 35-65, over a three week period

*** Tested on 103 women, aged 35-65, over a four week period