Do you have a bruise, scar or birthmark in a visible place that you don’t want others to see? Regular makeup may be ineffective at covering highly visible, discolored areas. No matter how heavily you apply it, you won’t get the satisfactory coverage you’re looking for. Enter camouflage makeup. Camouflage makeup is opaque and thicker in consistency to cover those flaws that makeup fails to conceal. What options are available to you when it comes to camouflage makeup for covering imperfections?
There are three general types of camouflage makeup for covering problem areas. The most basic is camouflage concealer. Camouflage concealers are similar to cosmetic concealers with the exception that they’re denser and thicker in texture to provide exceptional coverage. A camouflage concealer is usually chosen to match your skin tone as closely as possible to give a soft, realistic look. Most camouflage concealers are dense and opaque enough to cover deeply pigmented areas such as tattoos, port wine stains, and vitiligo. Other problems that can be covered are age spots, varicose veins, scars, and bruises.
If you have skin flaws that are deeply colored such as bruises, you can add an additional layer of disguise by adding a camouflage color corrector. Camouflage color correctors have pigment added to neutralize the color of the flaw you’re trying to hide. To cover a bruise, you would use a lavender shade of color corrector to make the color less noticeable. Red discolorations would best be offset by using a green color corrector.
A final type of camouflage makeup for covering problem areas are contouring camouflage cosmetics. Contouring camouflage cosmetics are designed to draw attention away from areas that recede or stick out above the skin line. For example, if you’ve recently had a surgical procedure and you have swelling you want to cover, you could use dark contouring makeup over the swollen area and a light contouring shade to draw attention to another area of your face so the swelling is less noticeable. Contouring camouflage makeup uses the principles of light and dark to define certain areas and draw the eye away from others.
Although you may not want to use camouflage cosmetics on a daily basis unless you have a permanent scar, they can come in handy if you’re waiting on surgical scars to heal or need to cover a tattoo for a job interview or other special function.
Where can you buy camouflage makeup for covering problem spots? Although you can purchase them online, if you need more guidance call some of the plastic surgery offices in your area. Many surgical offices offer these cosmetics to their post-surgical patients and can help you choose the appropriate products for your needs.