Scars can be difficult to conceal, particularly when they’re on your face. However, with the right technique and the right products, your skin can be smooth, even and undetectably flawless.

Beauty SOS: Tips and products to cover scars

There are dozens of brilliant camouflage make-up brands out there, with products designed specifically to cover pigmentation disorders. Plus, some of the major cosmetics companies have created products formulated to hide scars caused by acne.

These products are more highly pigmented than your usual foundations, so they provide far more substantial coverage. Matching your skin tone is even more important than usual when applying all that extra pigment, so choose carefully. Many products come in kits that let you blend several colours to achieve exactly the right shade.

Here are some maximum coverage options to check out:

Vichy Dermablend

With an ultra-high pigment concentration, this concealer expertly covers all skin flaws, even the most severe ones, while still providing a natural-looking finish. Simply heat it up between your fingers until it melts and apply to your face, blending outward as with a conventional foundation.

Keromask Camouflage Cream Mixer

As the first cosmetic brand to be recognised by the British Medical Association, Keromask is often a go-to brand for disguising pigmentation disorders. This cream foundation is suitable for covering port wine stains, scars, tattoos, discoloured skin and broken veins.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face & Body

With 12-hour staying power, this soothing, natural-looking, liquid-creme make-up is ideal for concealing acne scars, birthmarks, sun spots and varicose veins.

MAC Studio Finish Concealer

A lightweight, creamy, discreetly opaque concealer, which covers dark circles, blemishes, moles, tattoos and birthmarks. Enriched with Vitamin A and E, it also contains silica to help absorb the skin’s oils.

Max Factor Pan Stik Foundation

With its rich and creamy texture, this maximum-coverage foundation stick glides on easily and creates a dewy canvas that’s perfect for covering acne scars, blemishes and pigmentation.