Makeup for Skin Discoloration

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Makeup for Skin Discoloration
Start with concealer and foundation to hide skin discolouration. (make-up series 2 image by Alexey Stiop from Fotolia.com)

Uneven skin tone can be a matter of hyperpigmentation or overexposure to the sun. As a temporary fix, make-up can cover up skin discolouration and even out the complexion.

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Function

Foundation and concealers are readily available make-up products that can hide skin discolouration. Concealer can be the same or a shade lighter than the overall colour of the skin. It should be applied directly to problem areas to correct hyperpigmentation. Layer foundation on top of concealer for more coverage. Unlike concealer, foundation should be as close to the colour of the skin as possible for unnoticeable coverage.

Types

Both foundations and concealers come in liquid, solid stick, cream, or powder forms. Women and men can choose from the different types based upon how easy or difficult they are to apply. Powder foundation, for example, might easily cover discolouration in the nose area, but solid stick foundation might be more appropriate for discolouration on the neck or jawline.

Considerations

The formula of the make-up can make a difference in its ability to provide lasting coverage. Consider a waterproof formula for hours of coverage. Also, some make-up contains sun protection in the form of SPF. These formulas can help protect the skin from further irritation due to sun exposure.

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