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How to Use Camouflage Makeup and Where to Buy It

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Children who have disfiguring skin conditions were found to have a higher quality of life when they used camouflage makeup. Anyone of any age, including men, who have vitiligo, birthmarks, severe acne, burns and other skin irregularities can benefit from the use of cosmetic camouflage.

Three principles of camouflage makeup:

1) Concealing
Concealers are thick creams that come in a variety of colors to match the color of your skin. Sometimes blending two colors will create a better match.

2) Color correcting
Color correcting is done to disguise colors from a skin condition such as bruising. Use of a green color correctors neutralize red colors.

3) Contouring
Contouring of irregular surfaces helps to diminish the look of swelling or depressions in the skin. The use of light and dark shadowing de-emphasizes imperfections.

Camouflage Makeup Brands

There are a number of brands of camouflage makeup. Some can be purchased at the drug store or cosmetics counter. Others need to be ordered. Dermablend has teaching videos on how to apply their product.

Liquid and cream foundations can be purchased from the companies listed below:

ColorTration: http://www.colortration.com

Cover | FX: http://www.coverfx.com

La Roche-Posay: http://www.laroche-posay.us

Dermablend: http://www.dermablend.com

Covergirl: http://www.covergirl.ca

Skin Camouflage.com is a great source of information on what skin conditions can be treated with what type of camouflage makeup.


Another method of applying camouflage make up is airbrushing. Dinair sells airbrush kits. They have an abundance of help on their site if you want to learn how to apply cosmetic camouflage with this technique.

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