Doubts Discussion: How to Conceal Pigmented Lips?

by poonam on December 8, 2013

Doubts Discussion: How to Conceal Pigmented Lips?

From Amisha,

Hi Poonam,

I have a query.
I have very pigmented lips. I love applying lipcolors that give my face a  fresh look, but because of the original lip color, these lipcolors (especially the light ones) dont show up their true color.
I tried much raved Maybelline 14 hours stay with me coral. It kind of looks neonish on me.
Can you plz suggest me a way to cover up the lip pigmentation so that actual colors can show.
Which concealer would be best to cover lip pigmentation.
Budget products (like in range of 600-700 INR) are needed, as I dont go out much and dont use make-up on daily basis.
Thanks in advance!!

Doubts Discussion -How to Conceal Lip Pigmentation

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Me :

Hey Amisha..

You can conceal the pigmentation using your Foundation or Concealer and it will also help the lipstick color to show up better. There are no specific concealer for covering lip pigmentation (not anyone that I know) so any concealer that you use for facial concealing or under eyes will do the job. You can even use your foundation for covering the Lip pigmentation and the lip color will show better on you. Just don’t forget to follow with a  lip balm before applying the lip color as foundation/concealer may dry out the lips.
However other than concealing here is few more tips that you can try:
  1. Apply the lipstick directly on your lips and blot the excess with a tissue.. Swipe the lipstick again .. repeat this till you achieve the desired color pay off!!
  2. Use a Nude lip liner and outline your lip line and fill it in. It will work as a base for your lip color and as it is a nude shade it wouldn’t alter the shade of your lip color as well. 
Do you use any concealer to hide lip pigmentation? How do you make light lip colors work for you?

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Sangeeta December 8, 2013 at 11:19 AM

I prefer a nude lip pencil. I find foundation can feel a bit heavy and drying.


poonam December 8, 2013 at 3:56 PM

yeahh.. Foundation is a bit drying too.. lip liner is easy peasy.. :)


Natasha (Nats) December 8, 2013 at 1:14 PM

i have the same issue – pigmented lips.. what nude lip liner would u suggest??
nice post.. was quite helpful!!


poonam December 8, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Thanks u Nats.. :)
Bourjois has one too forgot the name.. Maybelline velvet beige is nice too just that it has shimmers..


Radha December 8, 2013 at 4:33 PM

The n*de lip pencil conceal method what I do always :p Nice Tips sweety :)


poonam December 9, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Thanks radha.. Nude lip pencils works great for concealing pigmentation.. :)


smita December 8, 2013 at 5:05 PM

nude lip pencil is awesome idea and dabbing of lipstick n removing with tissue thn reapply…gives nice effect


poonam December 8, 2013 at 9:47 PM

yeah smita.. both works well .. :D


rachna December 8, 2013 at 9:46 PM

im not a fan of lip colors infact i dont wear light shades so never tried concealing!


poonam December 9, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Bright colors looks really awesum on u.. Me too do not wear n*de shades quite often as they make me look pale.. but at times when I have to do some look.. or do not want to add any color to my face I go for these.. :)


Chris December 9, 2013 at 5:34 AM

In my experience, lip liners in a soft color work best for this problem. MAC makes a product called Lip Erase that could also solve her issue. I’m wondering if she has pigmentation around her mouth area? I find this could also make brighter lip colors seem unwearable. If she does, she could color correct that area and see if that makes a difference.


amisha December 9, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Hi Chris,

Even I just did bit of research and got to know about the MAC Lip Erase. Though I was keen on a budget product, but lip erase seems good. So for now, I am eyeing on it.
I dont have much pigmentation around the mouth, only the dark lip color is troublesome for me.
I will try the nude lip liner too..

Thanks for the suggestions Chris!!


Simera December 9, 2013 at 6:47 AM

Great tip!


poonam December 9, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Thanks dear.. :)


Krystle(Baking Beauty) December 9, 2013 at 9:06 AM

I don’t have this issue but I really like using MAC Lip Erase with red lipstick. It helps negate any color and also hides lip lines


poonam December 9, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Havent tried MAC Erase yet.. but sounds interting.. gotta try it.. ;)
thanks for sharing dear.. :)


amisha December 9, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Thanks Poo for posting my query. This discussion forum that you have started is really nice..


poonam December 9, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Hope it helped dear.. :) .. glad u liked it!! :)


Saniya@beautynbuzz December 9, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Lovely suggestion Poo…I prefer wearing my usual foundation under my lipcolour..It works so well :)


poonam February 7, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Great dear.. I do sometimes. for light lip works well.. though the idea of lip primersss is excitingg.. ;)


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