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How to use makeup to cover facial scarring

I saw a request for this guide & thought I should fill it. Though all I have is one tiny cat scratch scar on my cheek, I'd love to help others who have facial scarring.

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You'll need a primer, concealer (that's either one shade lighter or darker, depending if the scarring is raised or pitted), foundation, brushes and a sponge.

You'll need a primer, concealer (that's either one shade lighter or darker, depending if the scarring is raised or pitted), foundation, brushes and a sponge.

One of my favorite primers is Rimmel's Fix & Perfect, though it does have an orange tint to it. Apply a thin layer all over your face.

One of my favorite primers is Rimmel's Fix & Perfect, though it does have an orange tint to it. Apply a thin layer all over your face.

Since my tiny scar is pitted, I'm using a Marg Kay concealer that's a bit lighter than my face.

Since my tiny scar is pitted, I'm using a Marg Kay concealer that's a bit lighter than my face.

Pay and blend the concealer outward around the scar.

After you apply & blend the concealer, apply foundation.

After you apply & blend the concealer, apply foundation.

Blend your foundation with the powder brush in small, circular motions.

Steps 3-7.

Steps 3-7.

It's hard to even notice my scar, but I guess that was the point of the tutorial.☺

  • Concealer one shade lighter or darker.
  • Color correcting primer
  • Foundation
  • Foundation/powder/concealer brushes