Even, glowing, and flawless are the three words that sum up our skin goals. And maybe everyone has perfect skin in some parallel universe. But the truth is different. Real skin often has dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Even though these flaws are normal, there are times when you might want to cover them up with makeup. This is why in this blog we will discuss a number of ways you can use makeup to cover hyperpigmentation.
How to Use Makeup to Cover Hyperpigmentation
1) Color Correction
This step is the key to effectively covering pigmentation with makeup.
When you put on face makeup if you have Indian skin, your biggest worry is that your concealer and foundation will look ashy and grey. This also makes the color of your skin show through your foundation. Color correction is a very good way to stop this from happening.
Color correcting in makeup is a way to get rid of purple or red under-eye circles by using what you know about color theory. The best way to cover up pigmentation with makeup is with an orange color corrector. The orange color corrector gets rid of any dark spots or patches on your skin. Just put a small dot of orange corrector on any spots you want to hide and blend it well. If you don’t have an orange corrector, you can use creamy red or orange lipstick instead.
2) Knowing the Undertones
Color correction can even out your base, but the best way to get coverage that looks natural is to choose a foundation shade identical to your undertones.
Don’t know how to figure out what your undertones are? Look at your veins. If your wrist veins are blue or purple, you probably have a cool undertone. On the other hand, olive or green veins are generally associated with warmer undertones. People with blue-green veins, meanwhile, tend to have neutral undertones.
3) Using Primers
Using a primer may not seem important, but it is a game changer when trying to use makeup to cover pigmentation. While primers do not do much to make your dark spots less noticeable, but they do make a smooth surface for your makeup.
Apply a pore-filling primer to your t-zone, forehead, and chin to start putting on your makeup. Such primers will not only fill in your pores, but can also help your makeup stay in place and last longer and prevent it from turning cakey.
4) Avoid Using Excessive Product
Many people put foundation on top of concealer and then add some more foundation and powder on top. The caked-on foundation stands out more than if they just used a foundation with a lot of color.
In other words, less is often more – even if you are going for a full-coverage look.
To sum up, while dark spots and hyperpigmentation are absolutely normal, it is just as normal to feel conscious of them. We hope that the tips discussed in this blog will make you confident and successful in your quest to use makeup to cover hyperpigmentation.
We’ve also launched the Khuraira Affiliate Program for exclusive makeup wardrobing services. Our makeup experts can visit you at home, or you can book your appointment at our flagship location in Tenafly to help you de-clutter your makeup stash and educate you about your skin so that you only buy the right makeup products.
Khuraira Musa has been a celebrity makeup artist and expert for well over 20 years. In 2008, she founded the eponymous Khuraira Cosmetics, a boutique and flagship store for locally-made makeup products in New Jersey.