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    make up for covering up bruises, tattoots etc

    the mention of putting foundation on your arms on the thread about arm-hair reminded me of my own question

    i bruise easily. i'll often have a bruise on my arm/legs. for gigs i try to cover it up with foundation, but that doesnt really work well.

    so what heavy duty make up is out there for this? i once had a student who put some heavy duty stuff to cover up one of her tattoos, but i dont remember what i was. i guess i'd need something similar


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    Re: make up for covering up bruises, tattoots etc

    My recommendations for this are:
    1) colortration
    2) dermablend

    Both work well, but I have found colortration to hold up better to dancing :)


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    Re: make up for covering up bruises, tattoots etc

    For discoloration on the legs, even something simple like Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs (if available where you are) works really well.

    Cover F/X also works really well, and it is available in drugstores here. Mahsati's recommendations are also great.

    Ben Nye also makes a product specifically for 5 o'clock shadow called "5 O'Sharp Beard Cover." If it covers male facial shadow, it should do the trick for dainty ladies' underarm shadow. Fix with a spray fixative from Mehron or Green Marble SeLr.


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    Re: make up for covering up bruises, tattoots etc

    Covermark is really good too. I've used it over the years when I wanted to cover a bruise or yes, a big nasty blemish.


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    Re: make up for covering up bruises, tattoots etc

    Dermablend. Though I've used regular foundation on leg bruises before too. If I'm doing that, I'll use a colored concealer first. Yellow lightens the dark spots. If there's any red in the bruise, I use green to diminish it. I've found that this, with powder, works pretty good when needing a quick fix.


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    Re: make up for covering up bruises, tattoots etc

    i've used / liked both
    1. dermablend
    2. mac full coverage foundation (at pro store) / now called studio finish and available in little pots at the regular stores, might be sold as concealer now.

    a trick i learned at a mac seminar:
    prime the skin, cover with an orange red lipstick to cancel the purple of the bruise, then put full coverage foundation over the red lipstick (pat, not blend) then powder like heck over it. worked amazingly well. don't know how waterproof it is for performance, but works for photo shoots.


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    Re: make up for covering up bruises, tattoots etc

    Quote Originally Posted by sabrinabellydancer View Post
    i've used / liked both
    1. dermablend
    2. mac full coverage foundation (at pro store) / now called studio finish and available in little pots at the regular stores, might be sold as concealer now.

    a trick i learned at a mac seminar:
    prime the skin, cover with an orange red lipstick to cancel the purple of the bruise, then put full coverage foundation over the red lipstick (pat, not blend) then powder like heck over it. worked amazingly well. don't know how waterproof it is for performance, but works for photo shoots.
    You can do this and then spray with a fixative.


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    Re: make up for covering up bruises, tattoots etc

    I have an illness that gives me terrible problems with bruising & scarring, and my favourite product after trying most of them has always been Dermablend. However, when I recently took a refresher course for sfx make-up I also opted to do the additional segment on medical camouflage and was introduced to Keromask and Veil, which I like a lot and will probably add them both to my pro kit as well as trying them out for personal use.

    As I have quite big areas to cover on my feet and legs I often use an airbrush system for stage work which covers really well, but it's not worth investing in if you are looking at covering smaller blemishes.


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