Post-Procedure Makeup Suggestions from Lori Rubin, Beverly Hills Makeup Artist

In the first week after surgery, you may be bruised with a black and purple color. You should use a green toner over the bruise and under your foundation. (Makeup Forever and Cover FX make a great product).

You will need a cream base foundation, not liquid. Gerta Spillman makes a good one as well as Dermablend.

As the bruise fades and changes to a yellowish color, you want to use a lavender toner over the bruise and under your foundation. (Makeup Forever and Cover FX make a great product). Pat it on with a sponge lightly. Don’t rub it on as you may normally do, because it will not cover as well.

For filler injections:
I always bring a cream foundation, or concealer with me to cover up before leaving the office. After injections to the lips, your lips will look big and red before the swelling goes down. I blank out my lips with foundation then put lip liner on the inside of my lip line to make my lips appear smaller then use a light lip color.

For Fractional Resurfacing Laser:
Ice the 1st night if your face feels a little hot after the laser treatment. Then make sure to put lots of moisturizer. The next day your face may feel tight and dry and may have little bumps. Moisturize liberally. If you have to go out or go to work, use Bare minerals powder all over your face. It will cover all of the bumps and redness and won’t irritate your skin. After washing, continue to put lots of moisturizer on and then next day will be much better.

For Botox:
To cover up any signs that you had Botox, bring a hat to the treatment. Or if you have bangs wear them down. The bumps will be gone within the hour. No one will know you had it done. If you should get a small bruise it will be greenish yellow. With your finger pat some cream foundation on the spot, and it should cover easily.