Injuries, surgery and accidents can leave unsightly bruises and discoloration that are difficult to cover up. Luckily, makeup can work wonders to hide or diminish the appearance of bruises and discoloration.
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Wash and cleanse your face. Effectively hiding or concealing bruises and discoloration begins with a clean face.
Apply colored concealer, covering the bruised or discolored area. Colored concealers neutralize the bruise or discoloration, creating a seemingly even skin tone. Green-tinted concealer is best used on reddish bruises. Yellow tinted concealer is used with purple or bluish bruises, while a lavender tint is used with yellow or brown bruises. Gently pat and blend the concealer into the desired area, and a little beyond its edges, with a concealer brush or your finger.
Apply concealer over the entire face. The concealer should match your skin tone in order to create an all-over balance. Liquid concealer is ideal for seamlessly blending and concealing. You can blend the concealer with a makeup brush or your finger around the edges of the bruise, or discoloration. It's also a good idea to blend the concealer at the edges of your face. Wait at least 5 minutes to ensure the concealer has dried before applying powdered foundation.
Apply powdered foundation over your entire face. The powdered foundation needs to match your skin tone. If you're using a sponge, gently stroke foundation in a downward motion over your entire face. If you're using a brush, blend the foundation in a circular motion over your entire face.