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My mom and i are going out tomorrow to pick up a few essentials i'll need before my surgery.
I was wondering what is the best brand of makeup to use to cover bruises, etc.
I'll be at Nordstrom and Dillards tomorrow if that helps... just in what brands they might offer.
I was told to use either DermaBlend or CoverFX. I ended up going with CoverFX. I also bought an applicator with a sponge tip because it allowed for a bit more precision when covering the bruises (compared to what it came with).
I actually went into a pharmacy to buy the CoverFX (www.coverfx.com). It was a true pharmacy (which also sells medical supplies etc.) and not a drugstore. I'm in Canada so doubt you have the same one where you are.
I did have to get colour matched. They actually gave me two samples to take with me so that I could see them in various lighting conditions.
I think you're definitely better off going somewhere in person to buy the makeup b/c I think it'll be hard to match your skin tone if you're looking at colours over the internet.
hi danika - you're in canada? who was your ps? where did you get your rhino? what do you think so far? i'm one month pre-op and getting so nervous...i have 4 weeks to worry i can't be this stressed out now! At least I have these boards to calm me down...any feedback would be appreciated.
I don't mean to be discouraging, but when I first really needed to apply concealer (day 10), my skin was still peeling from having been trapped under the splint and tape for a week, so it was impossible to apply any sort of makeup. Make sure you have a good moisturizer on hand. By the time the peeling went away (day 13), the bruising was gone too! But if you still have bruising or you don't get the awful peeling like I did, you'll definitely need something stronger than your average concealer (like Dermablend or CoverFX) because the yellow is really stubborn!
Like Jaydoll, I wasn't able to put anything on my face for at least 10 days. I made my husband go to Sephora (he was less than thrilled about that errand!) to pick up some color correctors. Since you don't know what color your bruises are going to be, it may be hard to choose the right product. Every discoloration needs a different shade of color corrector to hide it.
I tried two colors, lavendar to cover yellow bruises and green to cover red bruises- both were by Smashbox, very expensive, and didn't work at all! Bruises are very tricky-I found covering them didn't hide them, it only changed their color. You may find that by the time you figure out what combination of products work, your bruising will already be gone.
Sorry, I don't mean to sound discouraging either (especially since going make-up shopping is so fun), but you might be better off buying some dazzling new make-up for your eyes instead. If you do up your eyes, it will draw attention away from the bruises. Hopefully yours will fade away quickly too. Good luck!
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