Question: "How can I conceal a black-and-blue mark?"
Answer: Whether you were hit accidentally in kickboxing class or your latest Botox injection left a bruise (your secret's safe with us), blue-based discoloration can be a challenge to hide. Here's a foolproof camouflage technique from Carol Shaw, Los Angeles-based celebrity makeup artist and creator of Lorac Cosmetics:
- Paint on a layer of yellow-based pot concealer (they're the thickest in consistency), covering the mark completely.
- Then, blend seamlessly by patting it into your skin with a fingertip.
- If necessary, add another coat.
- Dust with translucent powder to prevent concealer from budging.
Voila — this trick should keep your bruise under wraps all day!
Originally published in Fitness magazine, February 2006.