How to Cover Red Marks on the Face

Updated April 17, 2017

Red marks on the face may be the result of blemishes, scarring, burns, bites or birthmarks.The key to covering red marks is the right cosmetic concealer, corrector and technique. A green-toned corrector cream is specifically designed to cover redness. Green neutralises red thereby disguising the marks. Concealer is typically used to even out the complexion and works perfectly to blend the corrector cream seamlessly into the rest of your face.

Start with a clean, moisturised face. Make sure your hands are also clean to prevent the spread of dirt, oil or bacteria on sensitive facial skin.

Dip the small brush into the green corrector cream. Pat a small dab in the centre of the red mark.

Use your ring finger to gently tap the cream into the mark, blending out toward the edges. Apply more corrector, if necessary, to cover the entire mark.

Dip the brush into the concealer. Pat the concealer into the centre of the red area.

Blend the concealer out toward the edges of the red area using your ring finger. Use a light tapping motion to blend until the concealer fades naturally into your skin.

Swirl the powder brush in the translucent powder, then tap off excess. Pat the concealed area with powder, then buff it in using a soft, circular motion. The powder will set the cream in place and prevent smudging.


Select a concealer that is one shade lighter than your natural skin tone. Find corrector, concealer, powder and brushes at your local beauty supply or cosmetics store.

Things You'll Need

  • Small make-up brush
  • Green corrector cream
  • Concealer
  • Powder brush
  • Translucent powder
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Ava Perez cut her journalism teeth in 2005 while balancing her university studies with a voracious appetite for fashion, music and beauty. Her music reviews, interviews and editorials have been published in numerous magazines worldwide. She specializes in writing beauty, health and fitness-related articles for various websites. Perez holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from York University.