How to Cover Stretch Marks With Makeup

May 19, 2022 logo
By: | by L'Oréal
close-up of glitter stretch marks on person's hip

Here’s the truth: Stretch marks are totally normal, natural and super common. But the relationship you have with your stretch marks is also very personal. While some people embrace their stretch marks and wear them with pride, others may feel more comfortable covering them up. If you do want to cover them up for any reason, we’re sharing our tips on how to do so with makeup below. 

How to Prevent and Get Rid of Stretch Marks

According to the Cleveland Clinic, nothing guarantees you won’t develop stretch marks. However, the organization notes that eating foods that promote healthy skin, staying hydrated, and exercising may help reduce the chances of stretch marks. 

Applying nourishing creams or body oils that boost the skin’s elasticity may possibly help as well, however topical formulas can only do so much. Stretch marks are permanent, though they may fade over time or with in-office skin treatments. Certain makeup products can help cover them, too.  

How to Minimize the Appearance of Stretch Marks With Makeup

Instead of reaching for a concealer or foundation formulated for the face, we recommend using full-coverage body makeup like the Dermablend Leg and Body Makeup. The buildable and transfer-resistant formula is designed to cover everything from tattoos to stretch marks, contains SPF 25 protection and hydrates skin. 

Dermablend Leg and Body Makeup

To apply it, apply it in long strokes then buff out the formula using a sponge. This method will give you a natural, skin-like finish. For a small area of skin, another option that we recommend is the Dermablend Quick-Fix Body Stick. To apply, use short strokes and tap to blend. 

To ensure that the makeup doesn’t budge, set it with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Sweep & Lock Loose Powder.
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