(Closed) Face injury, 3 days to wedding :(

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Is the gash scabbing?  That may be the difficult part.  If not and it’s just the colour of the gash you need to cover, it can be done easily.  A good brand for covering imperfections is Cover FX. It’s a little thick but it works very well.

Post # 6
1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m so sorry that happened! 

Try Dermablend http://search.ulta.com/nav/brand/Dermablend/0?sli_jump=1

Kat Von D’s Tat cover http://www.sephora.com/tattoo-concealer-P231113?om_mmc=Googlepla&_requestid=42976&cm_mmc=us_search-_-GG-_-pla-_-{keyword}&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=1398726

Be sure to keep the wound clean so it doesn’t get all gnarly. Take the make up off as soon as you see what it looks like. Virgin Coco oil and Vitamin E treatments could help too!

Post # 7
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

if it doesn’t scab too much, it can totally be done.

if all else fails…bangs.

Post # 8
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Keep applying a medical cream to help it heal fast, until the day of the wedding. Hopefully it won’t be so scabby by then.  Whatever you do, do NOT pick the scab!

Many years ago when I was a practising makeup artist, I did a girl’s makeup for her prom. She had a huge pimple on the middle of the forehead that she popped and picked. When I showed up it was still bleeding. It was SO difficult to cover it up.

Post # 9
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

@Elm tree:  So sorry that happened to ya! Ouchies. 🙁

How bad is the gash? Was it bleeding a lot? or a little? (sorry I’m a nurse lol) I remember I accidentally scratched myself in the face one time, and used a bit of my liquid foundation and then dabbed concealer on top of it. Couldn’t tell afterwards. Of course, you would need to clean out the gash first, then apply the makeup. Apply a little bit of vaseline on the gash to help it with the healing.

I would say Clinique is good for sensitive types of skin. My mom, sis, and I use it. Sometimes though I do use Revlon for foundation. My best friend has combination skin and uses Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation for “Oily Combination Skin.” That’s just my opinion and from my bestie’s personal experiences. There’s always an alternate to liquid/cream based makeup though, which is the powder form. 

I dunno…I hope this helps somewhat! Hope you feel better and I’m sure everything will turn out ok! Good luck! x 🙂


ETA: Whoops. Just saw your update! YES I agree with PPs, do not pick the scab. Do apply the vaseline or ointment to help moisten the scab, to prevent it from being too crusty when applying makeup.

Post # 10
663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Vegas Wedings

Like others said the scab will be the issue. Wound cream now!

Before the makeup artist starts, and *IF* it is pretty well healing under the scab you can put a warm, wet washcloth on it and soften the scab. Keep putting new warm water on it. The scab should eventually come off, may have to wipe and it may take awhile. But if its still bleeding and not healed enough, dont do that :/

Post # 11
1890 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Just don’t touch it except when you’re applying Neosporin to it to heal… If it is still leaky on your big day, just make sure you wear a good primer, then apply concealer, then foundation, then tap powder into it and blend the powder out.

Post # 12
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Oh no! You poor thing. Others have given great advice. Do what you can to help it heal between now and then, and then on Saturday, have one of your BMs be on makeup duty for you. You’ll have plenty of chances to touch up during the day! And if it ends up being visible on photos, your photographer can likely touch it up (assuming you’re using a photog who does editing like that). Don’t stress — you will still be BEAUTIFUL!

Post # 13
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

registered to tell you as for the eczema/keratosis: I use dermadoctor’s KP duty scrub and moisturizer and it has totally gone away. I recommend fully! I buy from Sephora.com.

Post # 14
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t have any advice.I hope it heals in time.At least your pics can be photoshopped if the scar is still visible.

Post # 15
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m like the father from My Big Fat Greek Wedding about windew.. but with coconut oil.

In my experience, it heals faster than anything I’ve used. I would apply this multiple times throughout the day to speed up the healing.

Good luck!

“A recent study published in Skin Pharmacology and Physiology examined the impact of topical coconut oil on wound healing.  This study found that virgin coconut  oil applied to the wound dramatically increases the rate at which wounds heal,  partly because it stimulates collagen production and turn-over. New blood  vessels formed more quickly in skin treated with virgin coconut oil and  antioxidant levels were higher.”

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/250110-uses-of-coconut-oil-on-skin/#ixzz2AF3fmhYQ

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