Camouflage – decorative cosmetics for stubborn cases

Covering skin imperfections under decorative make-up has long been routine for many women. But if someone has a birthmark on their face, the only choice they have had so far is to come to terms with it. In many cases today cosmetic surgery can help. But what if they fail too? Then camouflage can be a solution.

Warum Camouflage-Make-up?

Extreme changes in the skin – the exact opposite of the ideal of flawless beauty – affect the self-esteem of those affected to a considerable extent. Some of these abnormalities can now be addressed using surgical techniques. 

But it is not always possible to completely eliminate the fault. For a number of congenital anomalies, medicine can only help if the operation is performed in early childhood. 

Therefore, in most cases, a combination of medical and cosmetic techniques – camouflage – will be resorted to.

Application examples for camouflage

  • dark shadows under the eyes, thick tear sacs
  • extensive, scarred  burns , conspicuous accident scars
  • hyperpigmentation
  • Vitiligo  (white, pigment-free, mostly increasing spots)
  • Port-wine stains (usually congenital light to dark blue-red spots)
  • stretch marks ,  spider  veins (dilated smallest veins)
  • covering tattoos
  • age spots


Camouflage ( French: camouflage)  is used to cover, hide or disguise skin defects that differ in color. This requires special cosmetics (wax-oil-based) that cover up skin abnormalities more than conventional make-up and are highly water- and heat-resistant as well as abrasion-resistant.

Such products, which have been around since the late 1970s, are well suited for concealing the edges of the eyes,  varicose veinscouperose  and port-wine stains. Other areas of application are covering tattoos and occasions where long-lasting make-up conditions are required (e.g. dance sports and bridal make-up).

Ideal as hard-wearing day make-up for all occasions

Even with sports, sunbathing and even swimming, the make-up lasts about 24 to 36 hours. Due to the large variety of natural shades – more than 60 nuances are currently available – camouflage is suitable for all skin types.

The preparations are skin-friendly and are perceived as pleasant. They are easy to apply, odorless and can be used on any part of the body. Anyone who suffers from skin blemishes and consequently feels emotionally self-conscious about their appearance can get quick help with camouflage.

The most important variants for camouflage

  • Red spots (portwine stains, scars, burns)
    They are neutralized with green, the complementary color of red. Therefore, before covering, a greenish camouflage cream is applied very thinly to the affected areas.
  • Bruises ( sponge , bruises, varicose veins)
    First, the bluish skin discoloration is lightened with a color that is much lighter than your own skin tone (almost white). The edges are smeared into the surrounding area with a cotton swab. On top of that comes the actual cover.
  • White spots (vitiligo, scars)
    They are pre-tinted with a tanning lotion. As a result, you need significantly less masking cream.
  • Brown areas (pigment spots, age spots, rims of the eyes)
    Dark spots are camouflaged inward with a flat brush to make them lighter. As a second color on top, you choose a rosier nuance than your own skin tone, so that in the end the coverage adapts naturally to the environment.

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