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solidarityplease Thu 10-Sep-15 14:17:11

I have recently developed vitiligo over the past couple of years and as it has continued to spread, I'm becoming more conscious of it's appearance, especially when trying to look my best at weddings etc, including hopefully my own eventually!

Any recommendations for good camouflage make up that will not rub off onto occasion dresses etc and ruin them!
As it's quite prominent on my decolletage, I'm concerned any cover up make up will end up rubbing off on the seams etc.

Also any higher knecked wedding dress ideas too would be lovely wink

RachelZoe Thu 10-Sep-15 14:49:54

I haven't used it myself but Dermablend by Vichy is supposed to be amazing.

Sodder Thu 10-Sep-15 15:00:50

This stuff. A little goes a long way and they sell mixer colours so you can adjust the main colour that you buy.

CMOTDibbler Thu 10-Sep-15 15:02:33

Changing Faces run skin camoflage clinics where they will help you find the right colours in the cover up makeup and show you how to apply it to not transfer

LtheWife Fri 11-Sep-15 15:22:37

What is your general level of make up ability? If you're confident with blending and can mix foundations/concealers to get a good shade match then I'd suggest looking at something like the Skin Illustrator flesh tones palette or the Temptu Dura Pro palettes.

They're a bit pricy but they're totally unlike normal camouflage makeup. In the palette the makeup is solid and almost plastic like until you add an alcohol based activator which "melts" the top surface and turns it into almost an ink like stain for the skin. Great because it's totally budge proof (often used for special effects type makeup/fake tattoos/underwater scenes in movies), but it dries very quickly which makes it difficult to blend. It's also not available in quite so many shades as normal camouflage makeup so having the ability to mix shads to suit is quite important. They also need to be removed with a special alcohol based remover.

Alternatively, for a bit more of a spendy option, you could look at an entry level airbrush and something like Dura Skin from Temptu. Rather than a solid brick of makeup that needs an activator, it's already in liquid form but is still an alcohol based "stain". It's much easier to get soft blended edges with an airbrush and it really speeds up application, especially if you're needing to cover a slightly larger area.

Cream type camouflage makeup is much more accessible (and in many cases more affordable too) but even with the correct techniques some transfer onto clothes is to be expected where necklines etc are concerned.

Whatever option you go for though, the key to getting a great finish is actually adding imperfections back in afterwards! With camouflage makeup you tend to end up with a flat area of skin colour which can look very unnatural. Painting on a few small freckles/stippling a slightly darker or lighter shade over the flat area really helps break it up and stops the eye being drawn to it.

LoadsaBlusher Fri 11-Sep-15 20:41:12

Veil Cover Cream
You can order a tester selection to try out first before you order full size pot.

Brindler Fri 11-Sep-15 20:46:16

Not a sufferer myself so can't comment on how well it works but there was recently a product on Dragons Den which got investment called 'Vitiliglow'. Might be worth a look

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