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Any recommendations to hide a large scar??

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#1 IrishgirlinNY

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    Posted 25 October 2009 - 05:52 PM

    Hi everyone

    I fell down a flight of stairs in mid August and broke my shulder. As a result, I needed surgery and now have a huge (about 6") scar on my upper arm and shoulder. I was planning on wearing a tank top style dress so the scar will show. Did anyone or does anyone have anything they used to cover a scar or tattoos that worked? If so, can you pass on the name of the item.

    I really do not want this scar to show.
    Thanks so much

    #2 shortnsweet7675

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      Posted 25 October 2009 - 11:10 PM

      I have a similar issue... I have a 3rd degree burn on my chest and my dress is strapless. The best I have found so far is Dermablend (the cover cream vs. leg and body magic is better for scars). It doesn't smudge as easily as some of the other concealing makeups do. I have also tried Covermark, but could not find a good color match for my skin.

      To get the best smudge resistance, you have to apply the setting power and let it set for a few minutes before brushing it. I also apply a barrier spray (after the setting powder) made by ColorTration. This helps set the makeup even further. I would recommend you try the makeup before your wedding day to make sure you get the application right. I also tested the makeup a few times and wore a white shirt to make sure I didn't get a lot of smudging.

      I've seen several threads on this forum about tatoo cover-ups. Try searching this forum using the word "tattoo" and you should be able to get to those threads. Hope this helps!

      #3 Erika J

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        Posted 25 October 2009 - 11:21 PM

        Great advice Natasha i will have to try that! I had a horrible bicycle accident the day before labor day and terribly hurt my face. I went to the make up counter at Nordy's and use smash box primer and laura mercier foundation and it works pretty good.

        but my point is any good photographer should be able to photoshop it out of photos with a few clicks, and if you get a pic you love and the scar is bothering you just ask your photog to work on it and the should happily help you!

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