Ah breakouts. No matter how big or small, there’s nothing pretty about dealing with a constellation of blemishes scattered on your face. While pimples can be covered up instead of left to run their course, the technique is slightly more complex than simply swiping on concealer. “Pimples are a little different than concealing other imperfections (like veins or discoloration) because they are raised from the skin,” explains Jerry Johnson, Global Makeup Artist for Laura Mercier. “You need to be a bit more savvy to cover these.” Since no two pimples are exactly alike, Johnson walked us though how to conceal every type of pimple, without making it worse. Read on for his genius tips.