What to Look for When Concealing
Pigmentation includes acne scars, sun damage, and any other dark spots. In my experience, finding the right color to conceal is most important in winning the war on pigmentation. A color that matches the undertone of the skin will help counteract the darker color of scars or sunspots.
My absolute favorite product to conceal pigmentation is the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage palette. It comes in 7 shades which cover a wide range of skin tones. Each palette carries 2 colors, one that matches the skin’s undertone (cool or warm tones in the skin) to correct the darker areas and one that matches the skin’s depth of color (light, medium or deep tones). The 2 concealers can be layered or mixed together to get the perfect shade.
This palette is deeply pigmented and has a slightly drier, but completely blendable consistency which gives phenomenal staying power throughout the day. Since it is less creamy, I don’t recommend using it underneath the eyes.
Concealing Pigmentation and Acne Scars
As a general guideline for all concealing, I like to apply foundation first, then conceal, then powder. Also remember that less is more when it comes to the skin. Apply in thin layers until you get the desired coverage. Over the years, I have found this to be the most effective way to keep the skin looking natural and not overly made up or cakey.
Watch my video to see how I conceal my dark spots and pigmentation.
Pigmentation is one of those stubborn skin conditions that most of us will deal with at one time or another. I hope this gives you some ideas on how to even things out. Thanks so much for reading and stay beautiful!
Laura Mercier Secret Camoflage: www.sephora.com
Real Techniques Brushes: www.realtechniques.com
Thank you for reading! Now you’re in the know about concealing skin pigmentation.