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Ask Liz! > Concealing Heavy Blemishes

Hi Miss Liz! I have a birthmark on the face and while I know that sometimes, confidence is the key, people looking all the time can get to you. And I want to try going birthmark free for the first time! How do I cover it? What do I buy? Heavy concealer? Heavy foundation? I'm pretty much willing to go until the MAC budget, but no high-ends such as Chanel, etc. Thank you! :)

August 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

Hey Hannah! You can try Cinema Secrets. The concealers there are formulated for burn victims, actually, and they can also cover up tattoos. :) If you're oily though, I have a special trick that I use when I have an especially murderous acne scar.

Use Artdeco Concealer (this is a hard, opaque concealer that is difficult to rub off) then I add another thin layer of a creamier (still heavy) concealer like the Benefit Boi-ing or MAC Studio Finish. :) Or Cinema Secrets also. This way you'll get maximum coverage that will stay on.

August 2, 2013 | Registered CommenterLiz Lanuzo

Oh! Thanks for the speedy reply! Do I still need a foundation? If I use a heavy concealer, can I use a light foundation? What are your recommendations? I'm still going to school and I'm afraid of looking too cakey or too made up. I've seen that look on some students and let's just say I'm not a fan of it :)

Haha! I have a lot of questions!

August 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

If your only concern is covering up your birthmark, then just a heavy concealer on that area would be fine plus a dusting of powder on your entire face. Or maybe a BB cream to even out the rest of your skin tone.

August 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAviva

Thanks Aviva! I'll take your advice! :)

August 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

@Hannah okay lang light foundation then conceal where you need to. i'm posting a tutorial today, i hope it helps!

August 26, 2013 | Registered CommenterLiz Lanuzo