login info join!
Forums > Hair, Makeup & Styling > Covering Melasma on Brides? Search   Reply
Makeup Artist
Bloom Makeup Artistry
Posts: 349
New York, New York, US


So I had a bride yesterday who declined to have a trial run before the wedding day but sent me pictures of what she wanted and a frontal photo of her face.

Well, when I got to her hotel room to do the makeup I noticed that she had fairly dark (purple/brown) melasma on both sides of her cheeks. This wasn't in the picture that she had sent me so I'm assuming out of vanity she photoshopped it out or it was lighter at that point.

MY PROBLEM: She wanted super light, barely there makeup. She doesn't wear makeup on a daily basis usually just tinted moisturizer. So I used temptu and some concealer to cover the melasma but she said it didn't feel light enough.

I really was at a loss as to how to cover it while making the makeup feel light enough for her.

Are there any great products/techniques that you can recommend? I really don't want to be stuck not knowing what to do ever again.
Sep 15 13 08:15 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Visuelle Artistry
Posts: 364
Lewisville, Texas, US


Well if she's only using a tinted moisturizer every day then she used to seeing the pigment and it must not have really bothered her.

If you get someone really concerned about covering the pigment difference then I suggest using more color correcting products ... Ben Nye, Colortration or Dermacolor. These can also be used for tattoo cover if needed ...  and then follow with airbrush brush makeup to finish the look. 

I hope this helped smile
Sep 15 13 12:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Bloom Makeup Artistry
Posts: 349
New York, New York, US


Just to clarify she did want to cover the melasma she just wanted it to feel light since she doesn't wear makeup on a daily basis. The first thing I did was color correct but she didn't like the heavy feeling of that in conjunction with the airbrush.

I'm looking into the cover FX products to see if that would work in conjunction with airbrush.

I'm also creating a client questionaire for all of my brides that asks about skin type and issue so that I can be fully prepared no matter what next time.
Sep 16 13 06:17 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Visuelle Artistry
Posts: 364
Lewisville, Texas, US


Oh.... gotcha !! Thats a tough one ... hopefully other artists will chime in with some products or techniques that will help.

I think a lot of clients just don't realize how much product is needed to cover and correct skin pigment issues. I' m sure it didn't look heavy ... it was her perception of seeing more products used then what she's used too.

Sorry I wasn't more help !!
Sep 16 13 09:13 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Bloom Makeup Artistry
Posts: 349
New York, New York, US


Visuelle Artistry wrote:
Oh.... gotcha !! Thats a tough one ... hopefully other artists will chime in with some products or techniques that will help.

I think a lot of clients just don't realize how much product is needed to cover and correct skin pigment issues. I' m sure it didn't look heavy ... it was her perception of seeing more products used then what she's used too.

Sorry I wasn't more help !!

I agree, concealing and correcting can be a lot of makeup to people who usually just wear moisturizer. I've been researching but haven't had much success with finding something that covers well and has good reviews.

I have the temptu color adjusting set but I wasn't sure if that would be enough coverage for the dark pigmentation she had on her light skin.

I've found that my water-based airbrush seems to have better coverage than the Temptu S/B. I just hate using it because it doesn't move at all on the skin but I may just have to use it on my clients with severe skin issues unless I can find an alternative.

Sep 17 13 07:09 am  Link  Quote 
  Search   Reply