MUA Monday: How To Cover Up A Sunburn

Fell asleep under the sun? Or maybe you forgot to re-apply your SPF? Well, if you have a party to attend to or a photo shoot in the near future and you’re stuck with a red face, you need to know the right tips & tricks to nicely cover up a sunburn with makeup. Here are 3 things to remember when you want to hide that burn:

First, you want to remember that your face is sun burnt. This may sound obvious, but I am emphasizing it, because it is important. You don’t want to go handling your skin harshly. The skin is damaged, and you need to be gentle. Applying aloe vera gel right after the burn will help skin to heal.

Next, apply a primer, like our Foundation Primer, to smooth out your skin. It will also make your face makeup last longer during the warm weather. While applying any kind of makeup, you need to use a soft non-latex sponge or brush with very soft natural bristles for application. To conceal the sunburn, you may want to use a high coverage concealer that evens out skin tone. Be gentle. A great product for this high level of coverage is our 10 Color Camouflage and Concealer Palette. The creamy base will feel good against your tender skin while providing flawless, even coverage.

After your skin is smooth, even, and back looking like it’s usual self, you will want to contour and highlight. Our Contour and Blush Palette is excellent for this. The matte color powder in this palette will have you looking radiant while downplaying any redness. Additionally, the light highlight powders can be added around the eyes and high on your cheekbones to brighten your skin.

Keep these tips in mind during the sunny months, and don’t forget to wear your sunblock!

Sincerely,

Julia

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