Covering a Bruise with Green Concealers, Reviews

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Green concealers are used to correct and hide redness and red tones in the skin. Green concealers work to neutralise redness, making them a great way to cover up pimples, zits, skin conditions, bruises and sunburn.

At first, I found green concealers terrible. I put way too much product on my skin, I did not know how to blend it, I hadn’t matched the colour well to my complexion and looked ridiculous. With practice, I have improved immensely. Now I am much better.

The problem with redness correcting green concealers is that there are SO many to choose from. Below is a guide to a few popular green concealers I’ve tried and how they worked. Hopefully, this guide will help you to achieve the most natural, bruise-free skin possible.

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This is the greenest tone in a much wider range of concealers. They have about 12 different shades in their range of concealers, so there are plenty to choose from if you don’t want to use the green, green shade.

This is a thick concealer so I did not want to use too much of it on my skin. I found it to be very thick and hard to blend in. Great for a purple black bruise  you wanted to hide.

It’s hard to see from this image but this is a small product, which makes me think it won’t last very long. It did stay on the whole day, but I felt like I was wearing makeup to whole time. It wasn’t my favorite.

Bruise, bruising, itp, itp bruises, bruising easily, hide a bruise, bruises, bruises cover up, makeup bruises, low platelet count bruise, coloured concealer, color concealer, how to use color concealer5. NYX COSMETICS CONCEALER WAND

This is the same brand of concealer as the one above, but the formula is thinner and lighter, which I liked. It was easy to apply with the little wand and felt light on my skin.

This concealer was the best I found for redness and dark bruising around the eyes because it didn’t cake into all my laugh lines. I normally hate wearing so much makeup around my eyes because of that reason, but this concealer was pretty good.

Bruise, bruising, itp, itp bruises, bruising easily, hide a bruise, bruises, bruises cover up, makeup bruises, low platelet count bruise, coloured concealer, color concealer, how to use color concealer4. L’OREAL STUDIO SECRETS COLOR CORRECTING PRIMER

This green based product is actually an anti-redness primer, which is a little different to just using a concealer. It is best for sunburn, if you have a red tinge to your skin or is you want to cover a larger bruised area.

It is more expensive than the simple green concealers making it is more of an investment product. Unless you are sure this is what you want, I would suggest getting a smaller concealer first and seeing how it works for you.

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This is a great cheap concealer that is really high quality. It is really easy to take anywhere and the packaging makes it easy to store and apply. You don’t need a brush, sponge or applicator to apply this green concealer.

This concealer was the best for darker bruises on the body. I used it on my neck, cheeks, and chest. It is creamy and workable and blended easily into my makeup.

It was a little thick and caked up a little so I didn’t like using it around my eyes. I needed a liquid concealer for that but everywhere else it was great.

It is very green so I didn’t need to use very much of it. This wand will last me a very long time. My guess is, it will go out of date before I get to the end of my concealer stick.

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2. PHYSICIANS FORMULA CONCEAL RX

Perfect for redness under the eyes from ITP. The skin under your eyes is very thin. This means that blood vessels, veins and bruises can easily be seen through the skin. I always have redness under my eyes. If it’s not from a low platelet count then it’s from lack of sleep or side effects from my medication.

I know it’s not the done thing but I sometimes put it on the top of my eyelids as well to cover the thin red veins.

It is thinner and easy to apply. You can use your fingers to apply, but because it is thinner, you do loose a lot of product being absorbed into your fingers. I used a brush to apply but I think I got a better finish with a small makeup sponge.

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This product is my favorite. While the others are great, I think this shade is the best for my skin and covered so well. It is the redness corrector recommended to people with skin conditions such as melasma, psoriasis, and bad bruising.

It is easy to apply (I just used my finger tip) and stayed on all day.

I hope this helped. Goodluck.

by Meg

Meghan Brewster is a writer and blogger. She is an ITP patient and launched ITP&Me in 2011. She is a coffee lover and a try hard dancer. @meghan_brewster

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