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I have a constant 5oclock shadow no matter how close I seem to shave. Any advice?

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VickySGV

Short of using foundation, I don't know how to fix that without electrolysis or dark enough, laser hair removal which are expensive. 

 

Dermablend foundation from Ulta will do a good job of beard cover since it can be used for Tat cover as well and CoverFX from Sephora does OK too.  Moisturize your face before shaving, then use a brick orange lipstick on the beard area, and then go for the foundation, although you do not need the orange if you use the Dermablend.  HRT will not make the beard go away, but will cause it to be easier to shave.

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MarcieMarie12

Both red lipstick and Mehron’s HYPER-FORMANCE Auguste CreamBlend Stick worked for me when I had that issue. The latter worked better.

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ScarredBeauty

Lipstick? On my face? (Lips excluded)

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Kirsten

A nice orange cream eyeliner always did well for me. It’s a little closer to your foundations and powders as far as consistency. Easier to cover after as well. 

 

Think primary and secondary colors. If you have a dark beard it has a “bluish” tint to it. So to counteract it you use the opposite color on the color wheel which is orange. It helps balance the hue. 

But you’ll still need a heavy coverup for over that. Electrolysis sucks, is expensive, and hurts pretty good, but within a couple months you’ll start to see a difference. That’s ultimately where everyone ends up it seems. Tried and true. 

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Jani

Yes on your face but go lightly.  Kirsten's explanation is correct.  Get started on electro! 

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DeeDee

Yup, what Kirsten says :)  - I use a Nyx orange concealer which cost me £8 from Amazon and as a little goes a long way it will last a long time yet. you put it over your beard area before putting on your foundation and then it removes the tint. Just remember to blend well at every stage. The only way to get rid of hair long term is the painful advice the ladies have already given.

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Michelle F
On 4/4/2019 at 2:04 PM, Kirsten said:

A nice orange cream eyeliner always did well for me. It’s a little closer to your foundations and powders as far as consistency. Easier to cover after as well. 

 

Think primary and secondary colors. If you have a dark beard it has a “bluish” tint to it. So to counteract it you use the opposite color on the color wheel which is orange. It helps balance the hue. 

But you’ll still need a heavy coverup for over that. Electrolysis sucks, is expensive, and hurts pretty good, but within a couple months you’ll start to see a difference. That’s ultimately where everyone ends up it seems. Tried and true. 

This is very true. I am finally seeing results from electrolysis. But my beard is naturally very thin. My Mother was full Northern Cree. Me being XXXY I take after my Mother very strongly. Very little body hair at all. It takes me several days for any shadow at all. 

 

5hat said electrolysis is worth it if one can afford it. My Ins covers mine...

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