How to cover dark spots with make-up for a flawless complexion

How to cover dark spots with make-up for a flawless complexion

Two effective ways to cover dark spots, melasma, chloasma, hyperpigmentation with make-up. Tried and true, via your best beauty blogger friend.

Leggi il mio articolo in Italiano su Glamour Italia, oppure guarda il mio mini-tutorial su Youtube.

How to cover dark spots with make-up for a flawless complexion

There are several factors that can determine the appearance of dark spots on our face. For example excessive exposure to the sun, hormonal therapies, pregnancies. But also the natural aging of skin.

Well, today I’m not going to tackle how to get rid of melasma, chloasma, and hyperpigmentation. I’m going to share two easy and effective ways to cover dark spots with the help of make-up.

How to cover dark spots with camouflage

Camouflage make-up consists of high-coverage products able to “erase” any type of discolouration. If your whole face is affected by hyperpigmentation, I recommend Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Maximum Cover foundation. A little goes a long way, and you will get an even complexion in a snap. As an alternative  you can use a heavy-duty concealer to cover dark spots, such as Cover Cream by Dermablend Professional. And then apply a lightweight foundation on the rest of your face.

How to cover dark spots with color correcting

Color correcting consists in neutralizing hyperpigmentation with a colored concealer, before applying a lightweight foundation. Since our spots are brown, we will need a coloured concealer in shades of peach, orange, coraI red. I find Dermacolor by Kryolan very effective, hardly creamy and very pigmented. It melts on your skin and blends in beautifully. If you have melasma on your cheeks, as an alternative you can try a liquid rose-gold highlighter. Just apply a very thin layer on dark spots, tapping with your fingers or with a blender. After color correcting dark spots, apply a lightweight foundation on your whole face. For example, Double Wear Nude by Estée Lauder or Clinique’s Even Better Glow.

The main difference between camouflage and color correcting is that camouflage is somehow quicker. On the other hand, camouflage products are more dense and rich, not really suitable for a no-make-up look. So, if you are not in a rush and want a nude-looking make-up, it might be worth experimenting with coloured concealers or primers 🙂

If you are tired of reading, you can watch my short video on YouTube HERE.

My tried and true tips on how to cover dark spots

When it comes to covering brown spots, you might be tempted to apply a thick layer of concealer or foundation. Sadly, it won’t work, because the product is not going to stay in place. And the more you try to set it, the more cakey things will get! The trick is dabbing tiny amounts of product and letting it blend in with your skin. If necessary you can add another thin layer. Blend it in by patting gently with your fingers or a blender, and let it set before applying any other product over it.

And here we come to my second trick.

After covering brown spots with a camouflage or color correcting concealer, apply use a blender sponge to apply foundation. Pat and don’t brush, lest you should erase the nice coverage you have achieved. If you need to set your makeup with powder, once again pat gently, no brushing!

I hope my basic tips will be helpful for those of you loves who – like me – have to deal with melasma, chloasma, and hyperpigmentation. Feel free to ask any question on the matter, I will be glad to help!

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  1. Marina - February 8, 2018

    ottimi consigli un bacio

  2. Little Fairy Fashion - February 9, 2018

    Grazie per questi consigli.
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  3. KizzyDoll - February 9, 2018

    These are great tips. I have some spots that I always have to cover. It can be annoying, but these tips help. I hope you have a magical weekend lovely <3

  4. Katya - February 9, 2018

    These tips are helpful! Most of us have some spots that we want to cover and these are a must try!

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  5. FASHION TALES - February 10, 2018

    These are such helpful tips, dear. Thanks! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. xx/Madison

  6. Kyleigh McCollam - February 12, 2018

    Such an amazing and insightful post! Thank you for sharing!!

  7. Anthony @oh_anthonio - February 12, 2018

    I use foundation and concealer when I have photoshoot days so these tips are super helpful! Especially the pat instead of brush technique which I will be doing from now on!

  8. Dom Baza - February 13, 2018

    Hey my sister. I’m going to remember this post for after I get surgery. I’m obviously gonna have some dark spots and scarring that I’m gonna want covered up. These are some great and useful tips as always. Thank you my sister.
    Love, Dom

  9. Kamen Kamenov - February 13, 2018

    Really cool to know that my darling… I have ever to say I also get the dark spots on occasion …. but now I can mask them and I know how… thank u

  10. Kirsten Wendlandt - February 14, 2018

    I’ve always wondered how people do it, I’ve seen so many before & after photos of youtubers who covered up the craziest spots, and I struggle to cover up one pimple! Your guide is going to be so useful <3

  11. LAFOTKA - February 14, 2018

    This is incredible! I used to have quite a lot of acne scarring and this would have been so handy! Still great full coverage is ideal for any imperfections!

    Tatyana x

  12. Bianca - February 15, 2018

    These are some awesome tips that I’m definitely going to try! Thanks for sharing!!

  13. A Very Sweet Blog - February 16, 2018

    Yes, I apply my concealer first. Great points.

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