Tips for Applying Camouflage Makeup
Camouflage makeup helps create a second skin look, where your complexion looks naturally even in tone, hiding any blemishes you’d like to conceal.
Colour Derma wants you to be confident in applying your camouflage makeup so that you will look your best. Here are a few tips we would like to share with you.
Find your makeup shade.
Your skin is uniquely your own. So, you will need to take a little time to find the right makeup shade to match. There are colour matching kits and colour wheels that you can use to narrow down the tones that would suit you. Then you need to do some tests on your skin. For the best result, you should do this under natural light and on a small patch where you need coverage.
Be aware though that you want to avoid mixing too many shades. The simpler the better since this is something you will need more than once. If in doubt, consult with one of the experts at Colour Derma who can help you select the shade and colours that look best on you.
Clean and moisturise.
Make sure your skin is prepared for the makeup – a clean canvas so to speak. You don’t need to use any special cleansers. Just make sure your skin is clean, but without over-drying. You may want to use an exfoliator, which can be anything from a mild scrub to a cotton washcloth. This way, you remove any dirt and excess oils as well as dry or dead skin that may impede the camouflage makeup’s full effect.
Afterwards, a little moisturiser will help smooth and plump your skin to make it ready. In some cases, depending on where your trouble spots are, you may also want to apply some primer. This will help even out your skin surface, which will make application easier.
Use the right applicator.
You may prefer to use your fingers, thinking you have greater control over the application. A stipple sponge or brush gives you more control. The textures of sponges and brushes create a more natural look and provide greater coverage than your fingertips. And the goal with camouflage makeup is to conceal and blend so that it looks like you are not wearing any make-up at all.
If you need to apply camouflage makeup over a larger area, such as legs, chest, or back, you may want to consider airbrushing. Airbrush applications evenly distribute makeup quickly and smoothly for a beautifully realistic effect.
Less is best!
Another benefit of airbrushing is that, when properly applied, you will find that you do not need a lot of makeup to cover a patch of skin, large or small. And that is another goal when applying camouflage makeup. For that naked skin appearance, you want to try to avoid using too much makeup. This may cause caking or streaking, which will take away from your fabulous second skin concealment.
To prevent that caked on or heavily layered look, start small. Begin with a dab and spread with your applicator as evenly as possible. Then add more as needed. By using less, to begin with, you also get greater control over the colour and coverage.
Don’t forget to set with powder.
Now that you have that perfect coverage, you want to maintain that for as long as possible. To prevent smudging and smearing, and to add water-resistant protection, apply a powder. You want to set this effect, so don’t be shy. Start with a generous layer and let it sit for a minute or two. If you want, you can even let it sit for up to ten minutes. With everything in its place, you can brush off any excess and reveal your completed flawless second skin!
Not only does the powder helps maintain your makeup application, but it can also take away unnatural shines and create a more natural matte finish to your look.
If you’d like, enhance with cosmetics.
Camouflage makeup solutions conceal any blemishes or skin conditions for a natural, even-toned complexion. Once you’ve perfected your ideal second skin make-up regime, that may be all that you need. But if you want to add a little extra colour or pop with regular cosmetics, there is nothing stopping you! Camouflage makeup creates a perfect palette for blushers and bronzers, eye shadows and liners, and lip colours.
For the best effect and to prevent the possibility of smudging, use powdered cosmetics. Using creams and liquids over the powdered and set camouflage makeup may cause issues.
You may be excited to head out and show off your fantastic complexion, but there are a few things you should do to make sure
you have these excellent results every time. We recommend cleaning your brushes, sponges, and other paraphernalia every day, or after each use. But if you can’t, then try to maintain a weekly cleaning routine.
Not only will this keep bacteria and other irritants from collecting and then possibly harming your skin, but it also ensures consistent makeup application.
Remove makeup from face and neck every day.
You may be tempted to leave your camouflage makeup on when you go to bed, but probably you shouldn’t. Unless you are using a product like Microskin, which won’t block your pores, so you can it leave on. Otherwise, we strongly recommend removing camouflage makeup from your face and neck every day to prevent irritating skin that is already delicate and sensitive. You can leave second skin solutions on other parts of your body for a few days at a time before needing to wash it off.
Most camouflage makeup will come off with an oil-based remover. Wipe gently to remove – you should avoid scrubbing. Then finish up with your regular cleansing routine.
Colour Derma can help you with camouflage makeup applications.
Need help with your camouflage makeup techniques? Want more tips on how to improve your applications? Whether you need help deciding on the right makeup match or want to learn how to use an airbrush, contact Colour Derma! Julie Buckley and the expert team at Colour Derma are here to assist you in your journey to a more confident you with the best camouflage makeup products and applications for your unique needs.