How to hide fine facial hair with foundation

Written by Anjali AgarwalOct 16, 2019

Have you ever noticed that the facial hair aka peach fuzz on your face (fuzzy hair around your jawline and lower cheek area) becomes more prominent after you wear makeup? Isn’t it annoying that while you were thinking foundation could hide your skin imperfections, it was actually doing the opposite? Well, maybe your foundation isn’t to blame here, but your technique.

No, it doesn’t mean you’ve been blending your foundation wrong all this time. It simply means that when it comes to hiding that pesky facial hair, you need to apply your foundation a certain way.

So, how exactly should you do it? Let us help you with that. Here is how you should apply and blend your foundation to tame that peach fuzz and get a smooth finish.   

What are you doing wrong?

We are sure you’ve been applying your foundation in upward and outward strokes. While that’s absolutely correct (sigh of relief), when blending your foundation on the fuzzy area of your face, you need to do it the other way around. Here’s why. Swiping the foundation brush upwards (against the direction of hair) makes the fuzz stand out and highlights it, making it more noticeable.

Foundation hack to hide fine facial hair

Here’s what you should be doing. Do your base makeup as usual. Moisturise, prime and colour correct. Now apply tiny dots of your liquid or mousse foundation all over or face for an even application. Take your foundation brush and blend it around your forehead, cheekbones and nose in outward strokes.

To blend the foundation on the lower part of your face—jawline, cheeks and chin (where the facial hair is more detectable), move your brush in downward strokes. This will settle the unruly hair and give you a smooth finish, with no fuzz in sight. Finish your makeup with a setting spray and dab it with your beauty blender to keep your fuzz from sticking up and make your makeup last longer.     

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