Dark circles under the eyes for some men and women can be very distressing. We often get requests for help and for most clients that we see, the dark circles are concealed successfully. However, there are aspects of an under eye camouflage application that need to explained.
The skin under the eye is thin and often lined, therefore the camouflage creams may ‘sit’ in the creases. Setting powders including translucent powders can sometimes make dark circles look more obvious and the skin look drier. Wearing glasses can rub and cause friction, therefore ‘lifting’ the camouflage creams.
Liquid or diluted cover creams provide a ‘less heavy’ application under the eyes whilst still retaining their intense pigment. When fine lines are present apply less, even if the coverage is compromised. The underlying dark pigment can seep through, so apply an orange or pure white first. Judge the coverage at conversational distance. All topical products can be seen very close up.
Yes, dark circles can be camouflage but it doesn’t work for everyone.
The skin around the eyelid is naturally more pigmented than the surrounding paler facial skin. Prep the skin with a Matte Base.
Define the hollow area using Varama Mixing Brush and Varama VC1. Exaggerate the application to the inner corner. Then apply skin coloured Varama VC3 and blend.
Visible instant results!
Young girl with Vitiligo patches on the face, neck, arms and hands. Time was spent teaching this young lady the skills to measure and mix Varama Cover Creams using the Master Palette. Her mother helped with the mixing of VC3, VC4 and the Yellow Drop-in.
She proudly applied the cover creams by herself on her arms and hands. Her mother then applied the colours in thin layers on the forehead, eyes, mouth, chin and neck.
Great results, plenty of advice and most importantly a fun session for all of us.
Skin preparation, skin colour mixing and application techniques for skin camouflage for scars to the back of the head.
Surgical scars on the back of the head. Suture marks evident.
Prepared with Varama Cleanser. Varama Mixing Brush used at a 90 degree angle to stipple the grey and black pigments along the full length of the scars. Blending was necessary.
A simple colour match but a challenging area for the patient to reach.
If you wish to disguise areas that are hard to reach, such as the back of the head, shoulders and back please make sure someone can help you with the application. If you would like to arrange a consultation, please bring someone with you.
"Having being troubled for many years with scarring on my scalp, I approached Vanessa for help. What I did not anticipate was the care and pure professionalism that she provided. Her expertise in
Varama International Blog
The latest blogs, news and information from Varama International.