Application Tips for Camouflage/Cover Up Makeup
When applying Cover Up Makeup, the most important step in getting flawless results is selecting the correct shade (or mix of shades) to perfectly match your skin tone. Your skin tone changes from season to season so that a shade that looks perfect in the winter will not necessarily work for you in the summer. Also, the color of your skin on your arms, or legs may be a totally different from that of your face or neck. The shade or color on the top and bottom of your forearm might be different as well.
What are the steps to a perfect cover up makeup?
First of all, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
2. Identify the shade closest to your skin tone
If you are lucky, one color will be a perfect match. If one color is not a perfect match then you may have to mix 2 colors. Do not mix colors on your skin, as the first color will set up and not blend with the second color. Instead pre-mix the two colors using a foundation or concealer brush before applying.
Coverage foundation should set quickly but you might still need to use setting powder to improve wear. By using setting powder, your coverage will be waterproof and should last until you are ready to remove it. A milk cleanser or micellar solution adapted to your skin type will easily remove the product.
If you want your coverage to be sheerer, you can mix the makeup with moisturizer before applying. This will thin the makeup to your desired level of coverage. Your favorite moisturizer will probably work well for that purpose.
You can apply coverage makeup with your fingers or better still with a foundation or concealer makeup brush made with Taklon fibers. The brush keeps your hands clean, allows for precision application and lays down the right amount of makeup without excessive thickness and waste. Such a brush can be used for any liquid or cream foundation.
Makeup sponges are not recommended as they tend to soak up the makeup instead of applying it.