How to apply skin camouflage

The guides on this page will help you to apply skin camouflage cream or makeup at home. Denise, one of our Skin Camouflage Practitioners, talks through how to prepare your skin and the best techniques to apply and set the products.

As you may be aware, skin camouflage clinics have been paused due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Therefore, these videos, which have been made with the generous support of Avon UK, can help you make the most of your makeup while you wait for an appointment. They can also help you brush up on your skills if you have had an appointment before.

Before you apply camouflage cream

Denise explains how to prepare your skin before using camouflage cream or makeup. This includes how long to wait after putting on sunscreen and tips on moisturising.

Tools for applying camouflage makeup

This tutorial gives examples of the types of brushes and sponges you may find helpful to use, plus tips for applying makeup if you don’t have camouflage products to hand.

Skin camouflage application tips

Denise describes different techniques you can use, including the ‘dot and spot’ technique, plus tips on layering and using a sponge for applying your cream or makeup.

How to set your camouflage products

This tutorial covers how to set your camouflage makeup or creams so they last longer once applied. Denise covers the ‘press and roll’ technique, the tools you’ll need, and how long to leave the powder to set.

What next?

We are working towards gradually reopening our clinics. If you are interested in having an appointment with one of our practitioners, please complete the form below.

If you’d like to speak to someone about the impact of your visible difference, please contact our Wellbeing team to discuss the types of support we offer. We also have a wide range of self-help resources, which include advice on reducing anxiety, building your self-esteem and how to handle other people’s behaviour, such as staring.