How to minimise facial hair shadowing

Whether you are a dab hand, or new to makeup, if you are struggling to cover facial hair shadows due to untimely regrowth, these top tips from Jecca Blac will help to leave your skin looking flawless!


Start with a primer

Apply a makeup primer all over your face. Choose a product which has a blurring effect to mask the texture of the skin – Jecca Blac’s Blur & Matte Primer, is ideal to minimise pores and create a smooth base.

A primer can have different finishes depending on which skin type it has been developed for. When purchasing a primer, it’s very important to make sure it’s the right one for your skin type: If you have dry skin you should use a hydrating and creamy product. If your skin is oily, especially during warmer weather, try a mattifying primer with a water-based formula.

Check the product’s ingredients and formulation: all primers will include details of what skin type they are best suited to.


Colour Correcting

Once you have applied the primer you may notice a blue tinge to the skin. If this is the case, use an orange/peach-toned concealer to colour correct and create an even skin tone. Jecca Blac has created the Correct & Conceal Palette to make covering facial shadow as easy as possible. We recommend a cream product instead of a powder, as it will be easier to build up and will leave your skin looking smoother.

You can apply the colour corrector with your fingers or a flat makeup brush. Start with a little amount of product and apply it to the whole bottom half of your face. Blend it well. If you’re still left with a blue tinge, apply a second layer. Don’t worry if the tone is uneven between the bottom and top half of your face, you will be applying a final layer of concealer or foundation to even out the overall tone.

The word cakey is used to describe makeup that looks overly thick or cracks or flakes when it dries. If you have this problem, avoid using powders. Instead, a cream concealer or foundation will help you create a smoother look.


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Setting Your Makeup

After applying the colour corrector and evening out the skin with a concealer or foundation, it’s time to set the makeup. Setting your makeup is an important step in your routine, as it fixes the products and makes them last longer.

To achieve the best results, we recommend a translucent powder: it’s light on the skin, easy to work with and the shade doesn’t have to match exactly. If you have darker skin, go for a yellow-toned powder.

A translucent setting powder won’t make you look cakey because of its light formula, it will leave you with a smooth, velvety finish, rather than a heavy extra layer of product. Simply use a big, fluffy makeup brush to apply the product all over your face.

If you prefer not to use powder, you can opt for a setting spray instead. Especially good for drier skin types, a setting spray is quick and easy to use. Simply spray it all over your face and let it dry for a few minutes. You are now ready to face the world!


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Jecca Blac is a trans inclusive makeup brand that began by founder Jessica Blacker, offering makeup lessons to the trans community. Jecca Blac celebrates individuality and creates products that offer solutions, such as beard shadow coverage. Jessica is a guest writer on our blog monthly and provides makeup tips and tricks on her blogs.