I have a female friend who decided to relay to me her techniques for covering up a fever blister so that I could post it here. It is not perfect, but it really helps to hide it, so the guys may need to make some makeup purchases to get all the necessary items.
How to Cover Up a Fever Blister – Gather Supplies
When she has one she wants to cover, she gets these things ready for application: concealer, q-tips, facial powder, and Carmex. Concealer is a makeup used to mask variations in skin color on the face, such as pimples and cold sores. Facial powder is used to help hide the cold sore by its pigmentation, but it is also used for foundation purposes. Carmex is a product for the lips much like a chap stick or something, and you can find their products at http://www.mycarmex.com/.
How to Cover Up a Fever Blister – Concealer
To start off with, using a new q-tip, use the concealer brush to apply some to one end of the q-tip, and place this over the fever blister area where it is most discolored. Use the other end of the q-tip to get more concealer to rub into the surrounding areas. If the cold sore is on the lip and not the skin, follow the same tips, but use the second concealer application on the rest of the lips.
How to Cover Up a Fever Blister – Facial Powder
The next step for how to hide a fever blister is much like the one above for the concealer. Use one end of a q-tip to get facial powder, and apply it to the cold sore itself. Then use the other end of the q-tip to get more powder and apply it to the immediate surrounding area in order to blend it in. If it is on the lip, go ahead and blend in both lips to the sore.
How to Cover Up a Fever Blister – Carmex
Using a new q-tip, place some Carmex on one end and apply to the cold sore, and use the other end of the q-tip to apply more to the surrounding area. If it is on the lips, cover the entire lips for an even appearance.
As you go through this entire process, use a new q-tip in order to avoid spreading the virus of the cold sore onto and into your other makeup containers.