Slightly odd one, not related to photography but hoping one of you lovely models or MUAs might be able to help.
A friend of mine fell over yesterday and has suffered a black eye. She is a musician and this evening will be playing at a concert so would dearly like to minimise visibility of it. Any suggestions as to how she might do this?
Dermablend foundation is supposed to be good for covering bruises. Although I can't think of where you can get it over the counter (it's an online shop). If she goes into a big department store and asks the ladies on the makeup counters how to cover it, they're generally qualified MUAs who'll know some little tricks and products.
Yes Dermacolour would be the best product, or any camouflage specific product (veil etc.) however you're actually not supposed to use them on fresh bruising for health and safety reasons, and also availability is limited, and if she needs it for this evening you're not going to be able to get it other than from Charles Fox in London Covent Garden or other similar supplier.
I would suggest MAC Studio Fix concealer as it's quite thick is probably going to be the best easily available option, and don't forget the colour wheel, if it's red try and get a green corrector to use under the concealer to counteract, purple is yellow, for blue use orange etc. powder between each layer for longevity. Hope this helps!
Actually for Dermablend you're most likely to get it from Pharmacies....normally it would be perscribed to people after a consultation by a Red Cross or other similar Remedial Camouflage expert. Personally for remedial camouflage I use Dermacolour which is a thicker product also suitable for mortuary makeup - Dermablend is thinner and only tends to smooth and even out coosmetic imperfections.... but I digress.
A quick visit to the Dermablend UK website and store locator has shown me several pharmacies in the London area which stock the product