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How to Cover Moles With Makeup

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: July 16, 2019
How to Cover Moles With Makeup

Moles are growths on the skin that are usually darker in color, brown or pink. Moles can appear raised or flat, and can appear on any part of the body. Many people find moles beautiful, we sure do! But, there are also many people who choose to cover there moles for various reasons.

If you’re wondering which are the best mole covering concealers, as well as how to cover moles with makeup, keep reading here at oneHOWTO to find out!

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  1. Covering dark moles
  2. How to cover a raised mole with makeup
  3. Makeup for moles
  4. Covering a mole on the body
  5. Mole cream
  6. Mole removal

Covering dark moles

One of the best tricks to cover moles with makeup, is by using a concealer. There are different shades of concealer which can help you make these skin blemishes ‘disappear’! Follow these effective tips on how to hide skin moles with makeup:

  • To cover brown moles and/or darker birth marks, we recommend applying an orange or salmon concealer first and then covering it with a beige color concealer.
  • If your mole has a more rosy hue, we suggest first applying some yellow-y concealer before applying beige.

You can apply the concealer directly onto your mole with your fingers or with a brush. After applying the concealer, we recommend adding some fixing spray or powder to make sure it stay on.

For more, read our article where we discuss how to use concealer.


How to cover a raised mole with makeup

If you’re not one for concealers, you can also opt for normal foundation to hide your moles. We recommend using a liquid foundation which perfectly suits your skin tone. Apply it to the area and then apply some loose pressed powder makeup or talcum powder on top. This method is also great in hiding uneven skin tone or wrinkles.

Mole cover up cream

Some of the best concealers and foundations used to cover moles, scars and blemishes include:

  • Make Up For Ever - UltraHD concealer
  • Nars natural longwear foundation
  • MAC - Studio face and body foundation
  • Dermablend

For more, we suggest taking a look at our article where we discuss how to choose the best foundation.

Makeup for moles

There are women who may have several moles on their face, that don’t necessarily want to hide all of them. If you are only wanting to conceal one mole on your face, or a specific mole, we suggest applying your usual makeup base, and at the end moisten a cotton swab with a little water and press lightly on the mole that you want to highlight (to remove the base foundation). This way, only that particular birth mark or mole is visible while all others remain hidden.

For more, you may also be interested in our article where we discuss how to wear makeup when you have freckles.

How to Cover Moles With Makeup - Makeup for moles

Covering a mole on the body

To cover a mole on a more complicated part of the body, we recommend replacing a liquid foundation for a mineral powder foundation or a pressed mineral makeup. These powders often last longer, especially when on the body.

Read how do you ‘bake’ your makeup.

How to Cover Moles With Makeup - Covering a mole on the body

Mole cream

You can also find hyperpigmentation creams which tone down the color of your moles and birth marks to achieve a more even and unified skin tone. These creams should be applied at night and we always recommend consulting your dermatologist before using these types of lotions, always making sure you choose an appropriate one for your skin tone.

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How to Cover Moles With Makeup - Mole cream

Mole removal

These tips will help you cover a mole, but they will not remove them completely. Remember at all times the importance of being aware of every aspect of moles that appear on your body and visit your dermatologist if you see any sign or alteration in the color or shape of these marks.

For more, read how to remove red moles.

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I have a mole on my fo head it is black. I have tried using these all and surgery cannot get rid of it I get bullied for it what should I do ????????
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Cailin,
First of all, you should understand that a mole is a feature that makes you unique and highlight who you are and your personality. Secondly, if you can't manage to cover it with makeup through the method mentioned in this article and still want to hide it, maybe you can choose a hairstyle that covers it (get bangs, use a cap or a bandana to cover it). Be creative with hairstyles that look good on you and cover the mole.

Hope this helps
Don't worry about what anyone says god love you for you
Louise Doley
What brand are those three concealer sticks?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi there Louise,

We can't say for sure, but you'll find green, yellow and salmon concealers from many brands in pharmacies.
My skin is severely sun damaged. I am 57 years old, I have larger age spots on my arms and hands and also a few moles, mostly pink bumps. I would love to be able to cover it up, as it makes me a bit self conscious. Haven't found anything that works for me yet. I wanted to see if you have any recommendations for me
OneHowTo Editor
The best way to get rid of them is surgery. Though we recommend you visit a dermatologist if they are due to the action of the Sun on your skin. If there are OK he/she will be able to recommend a depigmentation cream that suits your skin.
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