Post # 1
Before anyone gets any ideas…I go climbing 1-2 times per week. I also apparently bruise easily (everyone says I bruise easily–i say i’m clumsy and just give myself more opportunties to get bruised than my average fellow person).
Sooo..yesterday I was climbing and I banged my knee on the wall a couple times in the same spot (it was a really tough spot and totally worth the bruise) so now I have a quarter sized dark brown bruise on my knee (along w/ various aged little ones all over cuz i’m me) and I’m a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a wedding next week. We’re wearing short dresses (just above the knee) which leads me to my question:
Does anyone know of any good concealer or anything that will work well to cover my knee/leg bruises? I’m going to start back up using Jergens sunless tanner soon so hopefully the “tan” will help hide the bruises and it *should* be mostly gone in a week anyways, but just in case, I want to be prepared. I don’t want to be photobombing my friend’s pictures with my ugly knee :-/ It doesn’t need to be immortalized.
Post # 3
use opposite eyeshadow- green to cover red- yellow to cover purple etc. I hit my calf on our evil coffee table before prom in high school and i covered it like that.
Post # 4
Liquid concealers tend to work better than creams; liquids are more malleable and don’t clump.
Most bruises will be bluish-red in the beginning. To cover these, with your fingers, dab a yellow-based concealer around the bruise. Blend outward, allowing some of the concealer to go beyond the afflicted area. When blending is finished, the area should have a flat, natural appearance. When the bruise is covered, let it set. Next dab concealer that matches your skin tone over the area and let it set.
For brownish-yellow bruises (ones that have been there a while), a light green-based concealer works best.
Post # 5
I think you can by concealers like that too (vistagirls suggestion with eyeshadow) Since eyeshadow tends to be shiny, even the matte ones. I would look for a concealer in the opposite color (opposite on color wheel) that would probably be your best bet. The tanner should help also.
Post # 6
I’d look around at Sephora to find a concealor made to cover tattoos.
Post # 7
Thank you all!!
@SanDiegoAli I hadn’t even thought about that, that’s a great idea.
@vistagirl, FutureKMM, Rosie Girl, thanks for the color tips. I had just been trying the concealer I use on my face normally and it was hardly helping at all (it was also $1…that might have something to do with it).
Post # 8
kat von d tattoo concealor is pretty pigmented. try a sample from sephora. i use it to cover small bruises and marks on my legs.
Post # 9
depends on the color of the bruise, just think complimentary colors. If it’s BLUE/PURPLE/Greenish color, Orange/Yellow/Reds would be the first color to lay on, and then a color that matches your skin type.
creams are heavier=more coverage. i’d recommend sticking with cream concealers. good luck!!
Post # 10
It’s kinda pricey, but Benefit’s Erase Paste works amazingly well. I pretty much bruise if someone looks at me funny,so it’s a lifesaver. My trusty little pot of the stuff effectively covered up a good sized (5×5) tattoo of one of my coworkers at a recent holiday party that she didn’t realize was not so informal. A little bit goes a very long way.
Post # 11
Don’t worry deareset bridesmaid, I have lots of bruises on my arms and legs too (from the dog)! I will still love you even if you are bruised in the photos!
Post # 12
@jrhejnal awww you’re the best bride ever!!! ONE WEEK!
@fizzycolors I’ll definitely keep an eye out for that too!
jeez you guys have given me so many options 🙂