How to Cover Up Peach Fuzz or Stubble With Makeup, According to the ProsMay 10, 2021
While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with rocking peach fuzz, stubble, lip hair or any other form of facial hair, there might be days you feel like covering it all up. If applying makeup over facial hair is part of your daily routine, then you’re no stranger to how difficult it can be to make your makeup glide on smoothly and erase any unwanted shadows. Between not knowing what type of product or tool to use and having your hairs peek through, there’s a lot of ambiguity surrounding facial hair and makeup. Ahead, we tapped a few of our favorite makeup artists to get their best tips and tricks on how to cover up peach fuzz and stubble if you so choose.
Use a Beauty Sponge
Maybelline New York global makeup artist Erin Parsons is all about rocking the fuzz. “Marilyn Monroe was big on peach fuzz — she left it on her face because she felt it gave her a natural, filtered look and reflected light,” she says. If you do prefer to cover it up, though, Parsons recommends a sponge applicator. “A silicone sponge is handy in pushing hair down whereas a brush tends to fluff it up.” One of our go-to beauty sponges that can help with this is the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Makeup Blender Sponge.
Think Foundation, Not Concealer
If you plan to cover up your peach fuzz or stubble, NYC-based makeup artist Jonet Williamson recommends staying away from concealer. “Always use foundation because if the consistency is too thick, it’s going to get caught in the hairs,” she says. Opt for a long-wearing formula like the Maybelline New York Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation, which offers full yet breathable coverage.
When in Doubt, Color Correct
“Most stubble has a blue undertone,” says freelance makeup artist Kasey Spickard. “With that in mind, you will want to color correct with a peach or orange color corrector.” Tap an orange concealer like the Maybelline New York FaceStudio Master Camo Color Correcting Pen in Apricot over the stubble and blend it out. Lightly set this with a powder, then apply your full-coverage foundation overtop. “I like to apply lighter shades underneath my eyes, bringing it down towards the sides of the nose, around the mouth and chin and jawline,” LRN Beauty makeup artist Frankie Padron says. “When you use different shades on your skin, it adds dimension.”
If you prefer to shave off your peach fuzz, Spickard recommends dermaplaning. “I love the Dermaflash device to remove peach fuzz because it leaves your skin super smooth.”