We recently asked our followers on our GenderGP Twitter and Facebook page what makeup tips they would find useful for our regular GenderGP blogger and makeup expert, Jessica Blackler, to write about. One of the key topics that many transgender women were interested in was covering beard shadow. Here Jessica explains how trans feminine people can acheive a flawless base.
Lessons in covering beard shadow – by Jessica Blackler
Covering beard shadow is a very important step in your makeup routine. I began Jecca Blac by offering makeup lessons to transgender women and beard shadow coverage was the most popular request. Instead of using loads of foundation, I use the technique of colour correcting.
What is it?
Colour correcting is when you use the colour wheel to ‘correct’ discolouration of the skin.
How can I use it?
Colour correcting and concealing is the best way to cover beard shadow or under eye darkness. A peach colour corrector gets rid of blue undertones of the skin, such as beard shadow. If you have darker skin, use an orange colour corrector instead.
I was frustrated that there was not a palette on the market that was designed to give a simple solution to beard shadow coverage. Therefore, we launched Jecca Blac with the Correct & Conceal Palette. The palette includes a colour corrector and concealer to cover the beard shadow. The product can also be used to cover under eye darkness, acne or scarring.
How To Cover Beard Shadow
- Make sure you’re freshly shaved
- Prime the skin using a matte primer as it’s good for oil control
- Apply the Colour Corrector all over the beard shadow using a round foundation brush
- Apply the Concealer over the top of the beard area with a similar or same brush
- Either continue to apply the Concealer all over the face with a foundation brush for a medium coverage, or use foundation if prefered
- Set the makeup with either translucent or full coverage powder by dusting over the beard shadow area
- Use a setting spray all over the face for even longer lasting coverage
Before and after using Correct and Conceal only (no foundation)
What about touch ups?
If you are going out for the day or night, you can easily touch up beard shadow with the corrector by dabbing onto the area with your fingers. Powder can also be applied to further touch up your base.
Jecca Blac is currently offering a FREE sample (not including shipping) of the Concealer.
Note: The sample does not include the Corrector and is a sample of the Concealer for you to be able to skin colour match.
The Correct & Conceal Palette is available in six shades, if you need help with colour matching you can email Jessica directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read more of Jessica’s makeup tips for the transgender community in her monthly blogs for GenderGP, such as this one on Using makeup to enhance femininity and highlight our best features
Find out more about Jecca Blac and check out the full range of products here.