Whatever your skin type, specific factors might trigger or lead to oversensitivity: Your skin reacts strongly when you’d rather it didn’t…
Various types of « Skin flaws »
-Some are congenital, even called birth marks. They can be light, depigmented, “café au lait”, or red (angiomas).
-Others are acquired dermatosis::
-White spots or vitiligo (depigmentation of patches of skin). Benign but unsightly, more visible on dark skin.
-Brown spots result from overexposure to the sun. They are more common during pregnancy, thus the term “mask of pregnancy” but can also occur on non-pregnant women and sometimes even on men.
-Certain facial dermatosis (couperosis, rosacea…) can improve with a specific treatment even if they don’t totally subside.
-Acne is so common that it needs to be discussed separately. Some acne pimples can leave residual marks, specially if they are very large, deep or were “fiddled with” repeatedly.
-Dermatological procedures or plastic surgery on the face can be followed by a tough period while healing is not complete. These temporary flaws also deserve all of our attention.
-Last, certain severe skin disorders (ichytiosis, severe burns…) require corrective make-up.
“High tolerance” products: With high tolerance cleansers and moisturizers, irritations that can occur in case of intolerance or allergies to a cosmetic ingredient can be minimized.
Dermatological make-up: Corrective make-up is an important part of a dermatologist “tricks of the trade”. For either a temporary situation (post dermatological) or permanent flaws, using good corrective make-up techniques can offer amazing results.
“Camouflage” measures work for:
- Post-dermatological procedures such as laser, dermabrasion, filler injection, peeling;
- Following cosmetic surgery: Facelift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty…
The following basics are used to correct skin flaws:
- Overlaying two complementary colors from the chromatic wheel neutralizes skin flaws.
. Green neutralizes red (couperosis, scars, angiomas…).
. Yellow neutralizes purple (bluish circles, varicose veins…).
. Brown “hides” white.
- Light make-up highlights and dark make-up has a hollowing effect.
- By using these contrasts, the shape of a face can be changed, scars or dips can be reduced and dischromias can be covered.
- White evens out slightly and catches the light.
Five steps for a natural make-up:
1. Cleanse the skin thoroughly,
2. Apply a makeup base selected for skin type and sensitivity level,
3. Hide flaws using color correctors (green or yellow depending on the color of the flaw),
4. Even out complexion with a fluid or compact foundation,
5. Set makeup with powders.
1. Here are some tips for applying make-up: Neutralize, Even out and Correct
Cleanse skin carefully. - Apply a make-up base adapted to skin sensitivity.
2. Here are some tips for applying make-up: Neutralize, Even out and Correct
- Neutralize imperfections with the Concealer stick: • apply this concealer by dabbing with the tip of your finger using small amounts on the area to be concealed. A fine pen should be used on scars.
3. Here are some tips for applying make-up: Neutralize, Even out and Correct
- Even out skin tone with a Fluid Foundation Corrector or a Compact Foundation Cream • Heavy make-up tends to increase contrasts, draw attention to the face and increase the sensation of concealing.
4. Here are some tips for applying make-up: Neutralize, Even out and Correct
•Always use small quantities of make-up since it is easier to add more than it is to remove excess. • Add a layer of Fluid Foundation Corrector or Compact Foundation Cream, dabbing gently to avoid removing concealer.
5. Here are some tips for applying make-up: Neutralize, Even out and Correct
- Correct localized imperfections using the Concealer Pen. Apply the tip of the pen directly to the area needing correction (dark circles, small scars and dark areas). Blend by dabbing with your finger.
1. Here are some tips for applying make-up: Set make-up and create a radiant, long-lasting look
Set and sculpt your make-up: Apply powder using a large brush. To apply, brush your entire face horizontally and vertically to properly set your foundation or tinted cream. - Create a radiant look: • by applying make-up to your eyelids: use different colors available in the Mosaic powders.
2. Here are some tips for applying make-up: Set make-up and create a radiant, long-lasting look
- Create a radiant look: • by applying make-up to your eyelids: use different colors available in the Mosaic powders. • by applying make-up to your lips: using an Eyebrow Corrector Pencil (Duo Lip and Lip Contour),
3. Here are some tips for applying make-up: Set make-up and create a radiant, long-lasting look
• Trace the contour of your lips, reshaping the areas to be corrected, then fill in the inside of your lips. Use layers to intensify the color or to get more coverage. • by applying make-up to your eyebrows. Choose the shade that corresponds to the color of your eyebrows.
4. Here are some tips for applying make-up: Set make-up and create a radiant, long-lasting look
Apply the Eyebrow Corrector Pencil using small lines in the midst of the eyebrow or at the base. Blend with the tip of the brush. - Get longer-lasting make-up by spraying a light mist of Avène Thermal Spring Water onto your face.