Thursday, October 22, 2009

Camouflage for Congenital issues

According to Wikipedia “A congenital physical anomaly is an abnormality of the structure of a body part. An anomaly may or may not be perceived as a problem condition.” 

Many people have such anomalies from birth and never consider doing a thing with them.  More power to them.  On the other hand, I grew up with freckles. From a young age they drove me crazy. When I talked to my doting father about them he just said, “Sheila, they are a sign of beauty.”  Even then the obvious made sense to me, “But Dad, I’d rather have the beauty than the sign of it!”

I eventually came to terms with my freckles and now hardly notice them.  I wish that for all who have a congenital issue that causes them concern.  This can range from freckles to port wine stains, brown birthmarks to my personal favorite dark under eye circles.  (thanks again Dad!) 

I have tried every dark circle product I can think of and have had a variety of responses.  I believe there is no perfect answer but with patience you can find what works for you.  Eve Pearl, one of my very favorite Makeup Artists espouses the use of the color salmon.  Among other things, she is famous for her concealer.

If you’ve got a solution that works well for you, I’d love to get your feedback.  Until the battle of the under eye is over…

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