Embarrassed of Your Birthmarks? Makeup Tips for Covering up Your Spots and Dots ...


Are you embarrassed of your birthmarks? These tips can help you to cover them up so you can move on with your life. Although this advice is mainly directed toward dealing with birthmarks on your face, they could also be used for birthmarks on other parts of your body as well. I hope these tips help you to feel more comfortable with your appearance.

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Use a Foundation Brush

If you’re trying to cover up your spots and dots then you should consider using a foundation brush. A foundation brush offers some advantages over applying foundation with your fingertips. It’s easier to build up foundation when you use a brush to apply it. Your fingertips tend to not leave as much behind as a brush will. A brush is a lighter method of application.


Foundation brushes are an excellent tool for covering up birthmarks. They help to evenly distribute the foundation, allowing you to build up the coverage where you need it. The bristles of the brush also help to blend the foundation into the skin, creating a seamless finish. When using a foundation brush, make sure to use gentle, circular motions to blend the foundation into the skin. This will help to create a natural and even look. Additionally, use a light hand when applying foundation with a brush, as too much pressure can cause the foundation to look cakey and unnatural.


Try Colored Concealer

If you’re only using a concealer that’s close to your skin tone, then you might be missing out. Colored concealers can offer benefits than a skin tone concealer can’t. Green is a great choice when you’re trying to cover up redness. Yellow tends to work well at covering up dark areas like many birthmarks are. A bit of experimenting with concealer can help you find a successful way of covering up birthmarks.


If you're struggling to cover up birthmarks with your usual concealer, it may be time to try something new. Colored concealers can provide a solution when a skin tone concealer isn't enough. Green concealer is great for masking redness, while yellow concealer can do a great job of covering dark areas like birthmarks.

When using colored concealer, it's important to remember to blend it in with the rest of your makeup. Use a small brush to blend the edges of the concealer into the rest of your makeup. This will help the concealer look more natural and it will also ensure that it stays in place.

You can also use a setting powder to help keep your concealer in place. Setting powder is a great way to lock your makeup in place and it will also help make sure that your concealer doesn't smudge or move around.

If you're still struggling to cover up your birthmarks, you may want to try using a foundation primer. Primer will help create a smooth surface for your makeup to adhere to, and it will also help your makeup last longer.


Use Loose Powder

You don’t want to forget powder to help set your makeup. Powder helps make sure that your makeup doesn’t go anywhere. Loose powder is a better choice than pressed when you’re trying to cover up birthmarks. When you apply pressed powder, it’s very easy to wipe away part of your carefully applied foundation and concealer. Loose powder is easier to work with and won’t disturb your makeup as much.


Don’t Forget Highlighter

Highlighter can be very helpful in covering up spots and dots you don’t want to be seen. You don’t apply it to the area you’re trying to hide. You apply it to other areas of your face to draw attention away from a birthmark. But you don’t want to just apply it at random; there are certain areas that highlighter works best. Your brow bones and the tops of your cheekbones are two great places to use highlighter.


Use a Camouflaging Makeup

Whether or not you need this tip depends upon your individual birthmark. Some birthmarks can be covered by using normal, everyday makeup. However, if your birthmark is extremely vivid or large, you may want to try using a camouflaging makeup which is formulated especially for purposes like this. A couple of brands you may want to try are Dermablend and Ben Nye. Both brands have at least 4 star ratings on Amazon.


Try a Birthmark Removal Cream

You can always try a birthmark removal cream. If it could make you feel better about yourself then why not give it a go? However, not every product for this works well, so it’s important to do some research before you make a purchase. If the spot you’re trying to remove is actually a scar then Mederma can be a great product to use. Many people have had great success with Mederma.


Show It off Proudly

Several beauty icons have shown off their spots and dots proudly. Two that come to mind are Marilyn Monroe and Cindy Crawford. Even if you don’t want to show your spots off, it’s good to try to come to terms with it. It’s possible, even probable, that your birthmark is more noticeable to you than it is to others. Realize that it may be something that makes you unique and others even think is lovely.

These are some tips you can use to cover up your birthmarks. What have you found that works well at this? Your comments could help others.

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No 7 all the way!!!!!

I have freckles I love them !!!!!! Never cover them up they make me ... ME :)

Idk why people cover birth marks unless they're on ur face, ugly, or very noticeable

I have birthmark on eyelid and forehead I hate it I wish I could get it lasered as I need peace

A million thanks to this article..I am having a hard time figuring out ow to cover my birth mark on my right face because when someone sees it they will ask what happened to my face or if it is a dirt. Thanks for this article and @Jackie for some tips. :)

Cover fx is a great foundation to cover all imperfections . I like clinque foundation/ concealer in 1. It's not as covering as cover fx but it's good for light birthmarks.

My birthmark is on my eyelid what can I do

I believe in embracing it, there is a successful model/dancer who books jobs because of her birthmark. Can't recall her name, it's on the tip of my tongue.

This doesn't answer the question, but I'd love to know what lashes that oh-so-perfect model has on!!

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