How to Cover Up Eyebrow Wax Burn

Updated February 21, 2017

Waxing your eyebrows sometimes can lead to painful and unsightly burns on your skin. Even though these types of burns usually aren't serious, they can be annoying eyesores for a while, until they heal. Luckily you can conceal most wax burns in the eyebrow area by using a few simple products and techniques.

Apply an aloe vera gel or lotion to the area three to four times a day until the area has healed. This healing aid comes from the aloe vera plant and has been used to treat minor burns and other non-serious wounds, according to the Mayo Clinic . Helping the area to heal will make the visible burn less conspicuous as time passes.

Apply a thin layer of liquid foundation make-up to the area. You might want to use a type of foundation that is formulated for sensitive skin in order to reduce the likelihood of irritation. Dab the foundation on gently with a soft make-up sponge.

Apply neutral eye shadow colours and a soft eyeliner and mascara colour rather than jet black. Using neutral colours on the eyes will draw less attention to the area.

Apply a bolder lipstick colour and use a tone of blush that is appropriate for your skin tone. Enhancing other areas of the face, such as the lips, will draw attention away from the eyes.


If you feel any irritation after applying a product to the burnt area, wash the product off immediately with cool water. If the area doesn't seem to be healing after a few days or the burn is obviously severe from the beginning, see a physician.

Things You'll Need

  • Aloe
  • Foundation
  • Powder
  • Lipstick
  • Eyeliner
  • Eye shadow
  • Make-up sponges and applicators
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