A simple guide on how to conceal hyperpigmentation with makeup

Stubborn dark spots and hyperpigmentation can be extremely stubborn to deal with. If natural remedies didn’t work for you to eliminate them completely, you can always turn to your makeup to conceal them and make your skin look flawless. However, sometimes, even layers of makeup fail to hide hyperpigmentation on the skin and peek from underneath, and that can be quite annoying. If you also deal with the same problem, then you happen to come to the right place.

When it comes to concealing these stubborn dark spots and hyperpigmentation on your skin, you need to follow all the right steps, failing which hyperpigmentation will still peek from underneath. There are a few crucial steps that help conceal these dark spots and hyperpigmentation perfectly, making your base look flawless. If you always had a hard time hiding these imperfections on your face perfectly, your struggle ends here.

Ahead, we have created a simple guide on how to cover hyperpigmentation and dark spots completely with makeup.



Before you begin with your makeup, make sure to apply primer to your face. A primer plays a crucial role here, while it won’t necessarily help to conceal your hyperpigmentation and dark spots, it will allow smooth makeup application and keep your makeup from creasing. Apart from that, a primer will also help to blur out your pores and make your skin look even-toned and brighter.


Color correct

Color correcting your skin before putting on your makeup can help make a huge difference. Aside from your regular concealer, you will be needing an orange color corrector. An orange color corrector will help to cancel out discoloration on your face, making it easier to hide it completely underneath your makeup. If you don’t want to spend money on buying an orange color corrector, you can use your red or brown lipstick to do the trick. Just like the corrector, you will need to apply your red or orange lipstick on the spots and pigmentation. After blending it on your skin, you can move on to the next step. It is an amazing hack that thankfully always works.



After you are done color-correcting your face, the next step is to conceal the color-corrected patches with the help of your foundation. Instead of using a sheer-foundation, you need to use a full-coverage foundation to ensure maximum coverage and prevent cakiness. With sheer foundation, you will have to apply layers of this product, which will eventually lead to cakiness, and that isn’t something you would appreciate. Therefore, it’s better to opt for a full-coverage foundation rather than expecting your sheer foundation to do the job for you.



Before moving on to the next step, which is concealing, take a minute to assess your base and find the areas that need extra coverage. Instead of applying your concealer to all the random places, you should stick to applying it only on those areas that actually need more coverage. Also, make sure to use a concealer that is one shade lighter than your skin tone to make the area look a little brighter.


If your makeup always ends up melting or becomes a greasy-mess in summer, then you should definitely make it a point to set your base with the help of a loose setting powder. Take some loose powder on a large fluffy brush and dust it over the areas that tend to get greasy, this will make sure that your makeup doesn’t budge. Also, use a very light hand while dusting the powder, and make sure to not go overboard with loose powder, or else it will end up making your makeup look cakey.