How to Cover Stretch Marks With Makeup (If That’s Your Thing)

November 09, 2020 logo
By: | by L'Oréal

Stretch marks are a totally normal thing. When your skin stretches quickly due to a change in weight, it can sometimes result in fine lines, i.e. stretch marks, that range in color from pink to gray. It’s common to get them during pregnancy and puberty, but they can occur at any point in your life. Consider them a symbol of a body that has grown and changed and a reminder of your personal evolution.

While we are in total support of embracing each and every stretch mark, if you do want to cover them up with makeup for any reason, we’re sharing our tips below. 

How to Prevent and Get Rid of Stretch Marks

The best way to prevent these stripes from forming in the first place is to maintain a healthy diet to avoid fluctuations in weight. Applying nourishing creams or body oils that boost the skin’s elasticity can 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 , but the right makeup products can help erase them from view, at least temporarily.  


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 protection and hydrates skin. To apply it, use long strokes and then buff out the formula using a sponge. This 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 Dermablend Loose Setting Powder.

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