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Pigmentation Problems

Posted by on May 4, 2011

Pigmentation problems (ie skin discolorations) are common across all skin types and ages. It usually appears in the form of freckles, moles or pink/brown spots that linger after a pimple or irregular patches of colour. One of the most common triggers for pigmentation is a change in hormones (the Pill, pregnancy or menopause) coupled with unprotected sun exposure.

Anyone with pigmentation will attest that getting to the source of the problem and treating it takes a lot of time and involves trial and error. So if you’re feeling self-conscious about your skin and want an immediate (and temporary) solution, makeup can really help.

Here are some things to keep in mind if you intend to create an even skin tone with makeup:

  • Invest in a pigment rich concealer. It needs to be fine in texture but dense in colour. Becca does a great one (pictured above).
  • Use a concealer brush. Exact precision is essential otherwise the concealer will spread to areas of your face where it doesn’t need to be and look “mask-like”.
  • Be prepared to use translucent powder to “lock-in” your makeup.
  • Book a lesson with a makeup artist if you need more guidance. It is definitely possible to cover the pigmented areas while keeping the rest of your makeup looking fresh.