Post # 1
I have a couple of burns on my arm that I acquired at work a few months back. They are all healed up, but they remain red and kind of obvious. Here’s a picture from last weekend where you can see what they look like (kinda looks like a kiss print, actually):
I don’t think they’ll have faded by my wedding date, and so I’d like to find a way to cover them up. I’ve tried regular cover up, but my skin tone is so light that coverup that matches my skin doesn’t really do much to cover anything this red. Someone suggested pancake makup – does anyone have any experience with that? Any other recommendations for how I can cover this up?
Post # 3
Try MAC Body Foundation: http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/158/393/Face-And-Body-Foundation/index.tmpl
You won’t find this at the department store, you’ll have to find a stand-alone MAC store. Just look on the link under “Find a Store..”. MAC works great! Ask them for a couple of samples so you can try it out a few times adn see how you like it before your big day!
I’ve also heard a lot of good things about Dermablend, but I’ve never tried it. I think either of those should probably work out for you. Good luck!
Post # 4
You might have more luck with tattoo cover-up or theatrical makeup (which is basically pancake makeup). The best brands for that are Ben Nye or Kryolan. Both brands care a wide variety of colors, so you can match your skin-tone. You can also order more than one and mix them. They are made for the stage, so they are really full-coverage. I use Kyrolan foundations in my special effects kit.
With something like that, you need to be careful how you apply it. Leave the heaviest of the application directly over what you want to cover. Then take a brush or sponge and feather out the edges of the makeup to blend it, then powder over the whole thing with translucent powder to set it. It’s very long-wearing.
You should be able to find it in any kind of theatrical supply store.
Post # 5
@zippylef: I’m having my makeup done at a beauty school – do you think if I brought in the right type of makeup, they would be able to apply it correctly as you described? I think I’ll try out the MAC makeup (easier to get ahold of since there’s a store in my city) and take it in for a trial at the beauty school, to see what they can do with it, and test out if it will rub off on my clothes.
Post # 6
@Bubu82: Definitely go in to MAC and see if it’s going to cover as well as you want. I did a google search and there are 2 theatrical supply stores in Indianapolis.
Both carry the Ben Nye line. I’ve used both brands. I don’t have skin-colored Ben Nye stuff, but I have their bruise and wound wheels and they work fantastic. I’d definitely check out the theatrical stuff. It’s going to be WAY less expensive. A cake of Ben Nye foundation is $12…. that bottle of MAC is $32.50. Especially if it’s something you don’t know if you’ll like. I don’t know about the MAC stuff, but theatrical makeup is made for coverage and staying power. It’s meant to sustain tons of movement under very hot stage lighting and not run.
Post # 7
Using a green shade can help cover up red from burns/blemishes on really fair skin!
Post # 8
@zippylef: When I used Ben Nye’s flesh toned when I was on makeup for a production of Cats. I found that it stayed pretty well, even with the massive amounts of sweating the dancers did, the production cast was largely on the paler edge of the spectrum but it matched pretty welll