Can Concealer Hide Facial Hair? Yes: Here’s How!

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  • Yes, concealer can be used to hide facial hair- whether it’s an embarrassing mustache or even a beard!
  • To conceal the ‘beard’, apply a concealer in an upward motion from your chin to your forehead with a foundation brush.
  • Using the same technique, apply concealer over facial hair with a brush in an upward direction.
  • Blend out the concealer and facial hair with a foundation brush, in both upward and downward motions.
  • The more foundation or primer you apply to match your complexion, the better the result will be. Blending out this concealer is also important because not all concealers are opaque enough to completely cover all of the spots.
  • This technique is ideal for women who want facial hair to be hidden but don’t want to remove their beards. The trick is using a foundation brush for application and blending with a brush in an upward and downward motion.

Nina was one of my best friends in high school. We bonded over our shared love of makeup and clothes, and we would always swap beauty tips with each other.

Her problem was that she had a lot of facial hair. It wasn’t super noticeable, but it was definitely there. I remember one time we were getting ready for school and she asked me how to deal with it.

I showed her how to use concealer to cover up the hair. I start by applying concealer to the areas where she has the most hair growth. I use a foundation brush to blend it out and then I use a setting powder to make sure it stays in place.

She was so thankful that I showed her how to do this, and it really helped boost her confidence. Now, whenever we get together, we always make sure to have a little session where we do each other’s makeup. It’s just something that we bonded over and it’s always so much fun!

Covering facial hair with makeup

Facial hair can be a problem for many women, and typically the only solution to get rid of it is shaving. However, we have found that a concealer may work if you apply it right over your beard with a foundation brush.

So next time you want to go all natural without shaving, try this technique instead!

What are the best products for hiding facial hair?

This technique works well because most concealers are transparent and will not affect your skin or makeup like other products such as powders might. Try to find a concealer that has a thick consistency and will not run once you apply it.

How to hide facial hair using a concealer

  1. Apply foundation or primer in an upward motion from your chin to your forehead. When applying foundation or primer, the goal is obviously to have a smooth, even base for your concealer.
  2. Apply a concealer in an upward motion from your chin to your forehead with a foundation brush
  3. Using the same technique, apply concealer over facial hair with a brush in an upward direction. Be sure to go around the beard area too so you can blend out any uneven spots.
  4. Blend out the concealer and facial hair with a foundation brush, in both upward and downward motions
  5. Blending out the concealer and facial hair should be done in areas where you have a lot of hair to hide, such as on your chin, cheeks, and forehead.

The more foundation or primer you apply to match your complexion, the better the result will be. Blending out this concealer is also important because not all concealers are opaque enough to completely cover all of the spots.

This technique is ideal for women who want facial hair to be hidden but don’t want to remove their beards. The trick is using a foundation brush for application and blending with a brush in an upward and downward motion.

Makeup application suggestions

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For a natural appearance, you can apply a foundation or primer to areas where you have facial hair to hide. For example, you could use a beauty sponge or foundation brush to blend out concealer along the jawline and cheek areas.

However, be careful not to overdo it because concealers are typically more transparent than powders and will be absorbed into your skin and makeup. The more foundation or primer you use, the more coverage you will get without leaving an unnatural finish.

Use the following makeup application techniques for a more dramatic, fun look:

  1. Apply concealer over your entire beard with a foundation brush and blend out with a foundation brush in upward and downward motions.
  2. Apply eye shadow or eyeliner to your lashes and water line, as well as to areas of your face where you want more definition, such as the cheeks and lips.
  3. Add blush to the apples of your cheeks and cheekbones
  4. Add bronzer or contouring powder to create more dimension on your face
  5. Apply lip balm or lipstick on top of the concealer under your beard.

What are the risks of hiding facial hair?

There are some risks of hiding facial hair. The first risk is that you might get your concealer on your skin or if you dust it across your face.

The second risk is that the concealer might not work as well on your skin, especially if you are using a powder foundation over top of it. Your concealer will look cakey and may make the oils in your skin more visible, causing the concealer to look worse than it is.

Another risk is that your concealer will not stay in place once you apply the powder makeup. Again, if you have any type of oil on your skin like sun spots or red spots, the concealer might look more noticeable since it will sit right on top of them.

Once the powder makeup has been applied to your skin and face, you should re-apply some foundation (or concealer in this case) over top to make sure that the powder makeup stays in place.

This technique will help ensure that your skin is covered and that you can’t see facial hair under your powder makeup.

What are the best products for hiding facial hair?

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Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder Foundation is our favorite product to hide facial hair. It has a thick texture and does not cake onto your face like most powders, which will help ensure that the concealer stays in place until you wash it off.

It has a great finish so that it looks like you are not wearing any makeup while also having great coverage.

Conclusion

You can use concealer to cover facial hair, but it is not the best option. While the effect will be better than using nothing at all, concealers are typically more transparent than powders and may not work as well on your skin.

The more foundation or primer you apply, the more coverage you will have without leaving an unnatural finish.