Home' Spa and Clinic : Volume 61 May 2015 Contents FASHION COLOUR STYLE
Martina Williams: For under-eye puffiness, select a concealer
and eye cream containing ingredients designed to assist as well as
disguise the problem. jane iredale Active Light Concealer contains
cucumber and buckwheat, which both help with puffiness. The silky
texture glides on effortlessly to create a soft-focus finish.
Caroline Stanbury: Apply a little highlighter into the concave
areas on the side of the nose near the corner of the eye. This
will help diminish the dark/blue areas on the sides of the eyes.
A concealer should be a few shades lighter than the foundation.
Smitten Concealer is a little dual-purpose diamond in our range.
Containing tetra peptides, it will not only conceal dark circles but
clinical tests have proven that, when used consecutively for 14 days,
reduces puffiness. To visually reduce puffiness, apply a slightly
darker shade of concealer or foundation on the puffy area only.
Dark shadows need lighter coverage than the rest of the face.
Sandi Daley: I recommend a treat-and-conceal approach. Sothys
Dark Circle Eraser uses actives to improve the quality of the blood
vessels and decongest stagnant circulation while disguising the
sy mptoms with light-reflecting pigments.
Sandra Shell: Dermacolor, from K ryolan Professional Makeup,
is a highly pigmented cream concealer foundation containing oils
similar to the skin’s own sebum. It can be used to cover a large
range of skin anomalies, including under-eye circles, pigmentation,
bruising, acne and rosacea. It’s also very popular for tattoo
coverage. Concealer is not required. The Fixing Powder is the
second component of the camouflage system, promoting long-
lasting coverage. Dermacolor products are water and heat-resistant,
contain UV protection, are durable for up to 36 hours and can be
used on the most sensitive and delicate skins.
Sandi: Sothys Energising Corrector w ith Siberian ginseng
boosts the skin’s vitality at cellular level and instantly corrects
the complexion with encapsulated multi-corrective pigments.
These release their contents on application, targeting the colour
imperfections of each individual skin and restoring luminescence
and radiance. It is good for correcting the appearance of bruises,
redness/broken capillaries, pimples, and acne and rosacea as well
Rachel: Dark spots and patches are best covered with a highly
pigmented crème concealer such as the SLA 5 Corrective Cream
Palette 007. Apply and blend the concealer with a brush for
accuracy. Follow with foundation, making sure that you apply with a
stippling (patting) motion, so that the concealer is not disturbed.
Caroline: Work with the pigmentation, not against it, as
other wise you can actually draw more attention to it. Choosing a
foundation that is more the colour of the pigmentation (so, slightly
darker than the rest of the skin) will help. Make sure to take it over
the jaw line and blend down the neck. Smitten Whipped Mousse it a
treatment foundation consisting of 50 percent powerful moisturiser
(with botanical oils of rosehip, jojoba and vitamin E, as well as zinc)
and 50 percent pure Australian minerals. It will heal the skin while
covering, concealing and smoothing out pigmentation. It is also
excellent for covering bruises, redness (including after invasive
treatments) and broken capillaries, rosacea and acne. The benefits
of rosehip oil are well documented; regular application of products
including this oil have been shown to increase the elasticity of the
skin, improve its texture and help fade dark spots.
Liane: Peachy-toned correctors work best on bruises to counteract
the purple/blue. Using a light shade concealer on these areas will
only make them look greyish.
Rachel: Bruises usually have a blue undertone and therefore
need a special orange concealer to neutralise and cover the blue
effectively. We offer a range of special-purpose concealers in
the SLA Corrective Cream Palette 008, including the orange
needed for bruises and works equally well to cover tattoos. Apply
OTHER COLOUR CORRECTION
Caroline: When flesh-toned concealers can’t neutralise
discolourations, colour- correcting concealers are required. A s
a general rule: Green counteracts redness, use pink for blueish
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