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    What is the best way to cover this up?

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    I had an accident on July 4th and I have a scrape on my face right between the eyes.



    Today was fine, I had the day off, but I have to go into the office tomorrow and I don't want to have a big scab showing. But it almost looks worse if I put concealer or foundation on it because it's like, raised and bumpy and it's just really obvious that I have a bunch of makeup sitting on top of a scratch. The color's not such a big deal but I can't get it smoothed out like I can with bruises or smaller scratches.

    Any ideas or am I gonna just have to deal with looking like a doofus until this goes away? I feel like the camera is being kind, IRL it's really dark red and noticeable.
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    Sorry about your accident! I'm not one for makeup, mainly because I am lazy before work hah but when I do have blemishes I use Palmer's Cocoa Butter on them, usually overnight- I feel like it helps speed up the healing process. Not sure if you have any on hand or a similar product but hopefully that helps!
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    Yea, I was going to mention cocoa butter.. It also helps soften the scab and would make it easier and sortof smoother to conceal
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    Oh I have cocoa butter at home! Ok this is good ... will be putting some on now
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    You might try a little bit of concealer and try covering just the worst areas. If you have a small makeup brush to carefully, delicately blend the concealer in. Maybe a little powder over the top to help set and give a tad more coverage.
    And ditto on the cocoa butter.
    Ouch, I'm sorry you got scraped up! I do stuff like that all the time!
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    Awww sry about your accident! I hope you heal quick! It might not be the best option but sometimes using a bandaid on it than the concealer. It will make it a little smoother and also keep it from getting infected. When I had two sunspots on my face removed i did this for awhile.
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    Small flesh colored band-aid.
    Either way, people will either ask questions or stare at it and make up their own stories.
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    I hadn't even thought about a band-aid, but maybe that would work, for some reason I assumed it would make it stand out even more... I wish I could just wear my sunglasses all day because they pretty much cover it, but that's not an option lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tojai View Post
    I hadn't even thought about a band-aid, but maybe that would work, for some reason I assumed it would make it stand out even more... I wish I could just wear my sunglasses all day because they pretty much cover it, but that's not an option lol



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