When I was younger (much younger) and first learning what I now consider to be the art of makeup, everything about it was trial and error: did I want eyeliner all the way across my upper lid? Thick line or thin? Brown eyeliner or grey? Should I wear lipstick? Lipliner? Just lip gloss? And what about blush…how to do that without looking like a clown?
I *think* I have managed to figure it out, but the one task that has always left me feeling like an amateur is covering anything up. A blemish, a scratch, too much sun, those crazy freckles I used to stress about when I was a teenager? No matter what I did, or how I applied it, I was always doing a little something wrong.
But then a little something happened recently…. I found myself with a black eye and one heck of a bruise on my face….both a result of a pretty bad fall. And that lovely purple-black-yellow mess lasted for the better part of 7 weeks. Now, it was clearly a kaleidoscope of colors during that time, so I had to learn just how to cover it up. (It was *much* more pleasant to go out of my house without the stares and questions).
I’m still not trying to hire myself out as an artist, but after asking help from the experts, I have a few tips to offer you about using makeup to cover it up – no matter what you might be worried about.
Do you have any additional tips to add? I’d love to hear them. Thank you, as always, for watching!
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