How to camouflage dull facial skin?
A totally opaque face in not a natural look since even
the most flawless of complexions have differing shades of color.
The easiest way to "put the life back" into the skin
is to add a sheer color from a tinted powder or bronzer.
Applying with a brush, lightly dust on the cheeks, the tip of the nose,
and chin, and sweep across the forehead for a more natural appearance.
How to camouflage marks under the eyebrow and/or into the hairline?
Most often people will try to avoid these areas, and
where they may be camouflaged everywhere else, it still shows through
under an eyebrow or on the scalp. It's best to dab and pat the concealer
through the hair until you achieve the proper coverage.
Then, with an old toothbrush, gently stroke the makeup out of the hair.
When needed, go back with an eyebrow pencil or mascara and recolor the hair.
How to camouflage dark marks (e.g., port wine stains)
on light complexions?
With a cosmetic sponge, apply a thin layer of makeup over the entire face
(or area); a sponge lays down the makeup lighter than the finger.
Then, with the finger in a dab and pat motion, apply makeup sparingly
over the darkened area to cover. Use a brush for the hard-to-reach areas
like around the eye to apply makeup. Dab and pat the area with the finger
or sponge to blend (never rub or try to smooth with your fingertip,
as it will pull off makeup in the process). If desired (or as directed)
set with powder. The face will appear more natural with makeup
covering the whole face, not just the mark.
What to do if makeup looks heavy and/or cakey?
When applying a concealing makeup, the lighter the hand, the better.
It's more effective to apply two light layers if needed than one thick layer.
Blend, blend, blend, for the most natural look.
Pay special attention to the creases of the nose, inner eye, jaw and
hairline for smoothing and blending, as these areas are susceptible to caking.
For more tips, download Camouflaging Imperfections, a free ebook.