Picture this: I was on my way to a commercial shoot and had to take the train to get to the location. Normally, this wouldn’t have been a big deaI; I take the train every day to go to auditions and jobs. This day was not like the rest. As I was walking onto the train, the woman walking in front of me decided to stop mid-stride and turn to sit in a different seat. My foot got stuck in the baby stroller she was carrying behind her….and I wiped out in front of the whole train. This fall resulted in something an actor never wants to deal with before being filmed: bruises.
Why am I telling you this story? How is it beauty related? I had to be put on film in an hour, and I now had purple bruises over my legs. Whether you are an actor or not, everyone has dealt with those large purple and green splotches on their body. They’re ugly, they turn awful colors, and take absolutely forever to disappear.
Here is my guide on how to quickly cover bruises using makeup. Hopefully, these tips can help you, too.
Makeup is your best friend!
It’s important to ALWAYS keep makeup in your purse, ladies. Just the bare necessities, such as a foundation and concealer. Apply a foundation that matches your skin tone to a beauty blender or brush. Apply it all over the bruise using a dabbing method instead of just smearing it all over the area. If the foundation doesn’t completely cover the darkness, add a concealer next. Once on, use your fingertips to gently rub it on the bruise until it disappears.
I didn’t do this personally, but I have heard of another trick where you combine your concealer with a small touch of lipstick. The red or pink tone in the lipstick helps to create a peachy, flesh-toned cover up for your bruise.
Nobody likes looking at a bruise, so don’t! Try this makeup tip next time you have a yellow, purple, or blue mark on your body. I promise, you will look camera ready.