Problems with skin discoloration? Rosacea, hyperpigmentation, acne, sun spots and melasma? I’ve got you covered in this post! Here is how to cover melasma with Seint Makeup! This easy colour-correcting technique also works with so many pesky skin problems. I swear this contouring colour is a miracle in a tin! Find out how:
I hosted my first “Makeup Day” last week where I booked women in for 30-minute Seint Makeup sessions. They received a full face makeover AND I taught them how to apply makeup properly. We covered things like skin-tone matching and colour-correcting, plus eyeshadow, contour and blush placement. I loved getting to accentuate their natural beauty by showing them a quick makeup routine that they could replicate at home.
During these appointments, the most common skin condition that I saw was melasma. The second was sunspots. When I asked these women if they were self-conscious about these dark splotches, they replied “yes!” I am also someone who has been struggling with “hiding” my melasma for the past few years. But guess what? I’ve finally found a makeup that will properly colour-correct and completely hide it! I couldn’t wait to share my secret with these women and now I am going to share it with you!
What is Melasma?
Melasma is a skin condition that causes patches and/or spots, usually on the face, which are darker than your natural skin tone. This can be caused by hormones and sun damage and usually occurs on your forehead, around your cheekbones, and on your upper lip. As someone who is very self-conscious of my melasma, this makeup trick has been life-changing for me!
Skincare for Melasma
Melasma can be treated over time using topical creams. It’s best to consult a dermatologist about it or book an in-person or online Zoom appointment with Beauty Call in Calgary. Andrea, at Beauty Call, introduced me to ZO Skin Health products like retinol and hydroquinone which have been amazing at getting my melasma under control. Not only has it greatly diminished my melasma, I now have the knowledge of how to prevent it from reappearing.
Sun protection is KEY!!! During the summer, I stick to the shade as much as possible or wear a hat. Heat can also intensify melasma so be conscious of that too (since wearing a hat protects you from the sun but can also absorb the sun’s hot rays). An SPF 50 sunscreen is also a must. This one from ZO is a medical-grade sunscreen with a colour-matching tint. It’s become a part of my everyday skincare routine before applying makeup. Here are a few products that I recommend for the treatment of sun spots, hyperpigmentation and melasma, but again, reach out to Beauty Call and let a professional give you the run-down:
Hyperpigmentation Kit (this has EVERYTHING you need!)
- Sunscreen + Powder SPF 40
How to Cover Melasma With Seint Makeup
Use Aspen Contour as a base layer to cover:
Now that you see the colour of the Seint contour “Aspen” above, you’re probably thinking, “how is that brown colour going to camouflage these problem spots?” It’s actually not brown, but more of a taupe colour. Melasma tends to have a lot of green undertones which we want to colour correct using the opposite side of the colour wheel, which is red. The red tones in Aspen, ask as a neutralizer for the darker spots. It also slightly darkens the lighter skin pigment around the melasma, making it all one even tone. Scroll up to see the before and after melasma photo in this post!
Aspen is just the first layer to colour correct. Now you will apply a second layer of your Seint highlight colour. Don’t know what that is? Request a free Seint colour match from me! I can help you pick out the best colours to match your skin tone.
Here is how to expertly cover melasma and sunspots:
1. Apply a thin layer of Seint Makeup contour colour, “Aspen”. This taupe shade camouflages the darker sun spots and melasma areas.
2. Stipple your brightening highlight colour open top. Be gentle to not “over brush” and wipe away your first layer. Voila! How easy is that?
Watch this before and after video on my Instagram to see how easy it is!
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