- I use a good concealer
- I use a good foundation makeup
- I shave extra close and often
- I have the same issue, don’t have a solution
- I don’t have this problem
- Other, please explain
Tagged: 5 O’Clock Shadow
- August 11, 2019 at 6:58 am #206422
Carolyn KayParticipantRegistered On: August 25, 2016Topics: 8Replies: 44Has thanked: 258 timesBeen thanked: 113 times
- August 19, 2019 at 9:24 am #209714Deb CoxParticipantRegistered On: July 24, 2019Topics: 0Replies: 15Has thanked: 7 timesBeen thanked: 15 times
5 O’clock shadow?
I have a 24 hour shadow, it follows me day AND night 🙂
What a pain, I do my best to cover it with a base after a close razor shave.
- August 18, 2019 at 4:48 pm #209529
- August 18, 2019 at 3:39 am #209281Stephanie KennedyParticipantRegistered On: March 15, 2019Topics: 2Replies: 86Has thanked: 132 timesBeen thanked: 154 times
I know it. Is a big issue for most of us. I would shave first thing in the morning before going to work and again just before applying make up. I would apply concealer and foundation if i was going out. There was always some part of my face that i missed. Its a real pain . luv Stephanie
- August 16, 2019 at 10:09 am #208649JackieBoyParticipantRegistered On: January 6, 2019Topics: 0Replies: 6Has thanked: 2 timesBeen thanked: 10 times
I use Nair on my moustache that is intended for using on the face for 10 minutes. I then shave very closely in the shower going against the grain. I put on moisturizer then wait and apply liquid foundation then wait and put on Clinique Apricot Beyond Perfecting Super Concealer on the moustache area then wait and put on my Powder Foundation and Blush
- August 18, 2019 at 5:08 am #209317Stephanie KennedyParticipantRegistered On: March 15, 2019Topics: 2Replies: 86Has thanked: 132 timesBeen thanked: 154 times
I donot believe i have thought about it before. I believe we now spend more time on our appearance when comparing the time that cis woman take just for make up.
- August 16, 2019 at 3:48 am #208594MonaParticipantRegistered On: December 18, 2018Topics: 5Replies: 31Has thanked: 172 timesBeen thanked: 120 times
I use something called “clown pink” which I purchased online from Glamour Boutique, where it is recommended as a beard shadow concealer. I cover my beard area with a light coat of that before applying foundation on top of it. The red/pink color neutralizes the blue/grey color of a beard shadow. It works for me and highly recommend checking it out.
- August 15, 2019 at 7:33 am #208275
- August 14, 2019 at 10:33 am #207877Fiona-Ann MossAmbassadorRegistered On: October 7, 2018Topics: 330Replies: 1138Has thanked: 2864 timesBeen thanked: 2104 times
Hi Girls , this is a toughie!! because people have different rates of facial hair growth. When i shave, i always shave as normal, and go over again ‘against the grain’ always try to use a decent razor, 5 bladed preferably and plenty of shaving foam or foaming cleansing cream. I was always told to never use soap as this messes up the skins ph balance, but thats another topic….. Try to use a Foundation with a good coverage, maybe a shade or two darker than your skin but be careful otherwise it wont blend properly, especially if you forget your neck!! i dont really think there is a perfect answer here because there are so many factors at play such as beard colour, rate of growth, etc etc…. everyone is different, some people need to shave less often than others, or maybe have lighter, less noticeable facial hair.
IPL is an option, but it must be used very carefully and really only suits dark haired people with lighter skin because of the way the light affects the melanocytes (melanin producing cells). Used carefully and regularly, this should reduce facial hair.
- August 14, 2019 at 1:52 am #207697Roxanne LanyonParticipantRegistered On: November 11, 2018Topics: 3Replies: 1162Has thanked: 146 timesBeen thanked: 732 times
I stare into the mirror and cry a lot!
- August 14, 2019 at 12:56 am #207688Sarah DanielsAmbassadorRegistered On: January 6, 2017Topics: 13Replies: 63Has thanked: 23 timesBeen thanked: 89 times
Im going to do a quick article on this shortly, but quick answer.
Close shave, moisturize. Give it a few mins to soak in, then a primer, let that soak in. Next is the critical bit, use a concealer designed for dark beard vcolours such as ben nye “5 o sharp”. Use it lightly and yes its orange. Then let this dry before putting your foundation on. Dab foundation on over the concealer don’t brush or drag. This mixes the two and will discolour your foundation. Let dry then use a setting powder or spray. Now add the rest of your face.
Never take yourself too seriously.
- August 18, 2019 at 1:39 am #209266anne-marieParticipantRegistered On: August 26, 2018Topics: 3Replies: 229Has thanked: 277 timesBeen thanked: 249 times
Yes. I learnt this many moons ago. I’m by no means an expert though so I’m looking forward to reading your forthcoming article.
Take good care.
- August 12, 2019 at 7:06 am #206882Amanda DuboisParticipantRegistered On: July 17, 2019Topics: 0Replies: 18Has thanked: 29 timesBeen thanked: 33 times
I use an old fashioned single safety blade. Shave once with the direction of the growth, then again against the direction of the growth. Taking my time. Lots of moisturiser. Beard cover, concealer, then foundation and powder. This works for me. Beard free of 18 hours. Also, as another girl suggested, don’t shave the day before to give the skin a rest and for the hair to be a bit longer.
- August 11, 2019 at 9:08 pm #206651Michelle WilmingtonParticipantRegistered On: April 17, 2017Topics: 7Replies: 79Has thanked: 176 timesBeen thanked: 191 times
- August 11, 2019 at 5:14 pm #206609Alison AndersonParticipantRegistered On: October 15, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 33Has thanked: 5 timesBeen thanked: 58 times
I start with red lipstick which I dot across my facial hair. Then I use a makeup sponge to spread the lipstick until it looks like I have a sunburn. After that I use a mouse foundation (you need one that has some yellowish hue in the tan; it can’t be pale). The yellowish tinge in the foundation is neutralized with the yellowish component of the tan foundation. The end result is that the facial hairs are hidden behind the lipstick and mousse with neither one sticking out. I blend in a beard cover for some of the more problem areas (for me, that is the upper lip).
If I am going to be out for a long time, I try to skip shaving the day before and then use a new or fairly new blade. This allows me to get a closer shave (hairs that might have been too short for one days worth may grow enough to get on the second) so that I don’t get a shadow later in the day.
- August 11, 2019 at 4:38 pm #206605Coral WentworthParticipantRegistered On: July 12, 2019Topics: 5Replies: 49Has thanked: 102 timesBeen thanked: 131 times
<p style=”–original-color: #333333; –original-background-color: #ffffff;”>I have facial hair like wire I use two razors to be able to get a good shave, one 2 blade and one 5 blade but it takes many passes to do it. I sometimes use a double edge razor but you have to be careful with those.I found if I place a hot wet towel on my face for a minute or two before I shave, it helps me get a closer shave.</p>
- August 11, 2019 at 12:08 pm #206535NikkiParticipantRegistered On: July 1, 2018Topics: 11Replies: 29Has thanked: 86 timesBeen thanked: 47 times
Something I’ve done recently is 1st, foundation, a darker color than my skin.
2nd, concealer, again darker than my skin like 1 shade.
3rd, a lighter powder. Make sure the foundation and concealer are dry first.
This seems to help get the dark out of my face.
Hope this helps
- August 11, 2019 at 10:58 am #206515naomi cooperParticipantRegistered On: August 23, 2015Topics: 1Replies: 63Has thanked: 77 timesBeen thanked: 64 times
- August 11, 2019 at 9:52 am #206495MarianneAmbassadorRegistered On: May 20, 2017Topics: 10Replies: 395Has thanked: 194 timesBeen thanked: 409 times
When planning for an outing, I pluck all my facial hair. It takes forever but leaves me virtually free of beard shadow for about 10 days. Some new hairs appear daily but no concentrated dark areas.
I have been looking into getting laser and electrolysis and will probably go there in the near future as my dexterity and precision work is getting seriously affected by Parkinson’s.
- August 11, 2019 at 12:05 pm #206533Megan BParticipantRegistered On: August 9, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 13Has thanked: 28 timesBeen thanked: 19 times
- August 11, 2019 at 2:08 pm #206563Carolyn KayParticipantRegistered On: August 25, 2016Topics: 8Replies: 44Has thanked: 258 timesBeen thanked: 113 times
Megan, where is your area for the laser treatment?
- August 11, 2019 at 9:05 am #206471ParticipantRegistered On: August 9, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 13Has thanked: 28 timesBeen thanked: 19 times
Electrolysis and laser. Laser is really fast but it leaves minor burns where the hairs are too close together. This was mostly done on my neck, and to work on a few stragglers on my face. Electrolysis comes with a bit of swelling for a few hours to a few days hen working on dense areas, but it’s not nearly as fast as Laser. I have very sensitive skin though. Neither method is pain-free, but not having to shave is amazing and there’s no 5 o’clock shadow to worry about. Also, the hairs (mostly) stop coming back eventually. Laser won’t work on grey hairs, Electrolysis works on anything. I suspect unless I can get on a HRT regimen, this is the best I can hope for.
- August 11, 2019 at 9:00 am #206467Sally DrinkwaterParticipantRegistered On: July 15, 2019Topics: 3Replies: 70Has thanked: 10 timesBeen thanked: 113 times
I am tempted to tell you to get up later. I do suffer whiskers but I use a two blade razor for roughing out and then I use a three blader with a single blade for fine work like under the nose.
I last until the next morning when I start again.
Has anyone tried hair remover?
- August 12, 2019 at 12:35 pm #207016michaela janeParticipantRegistered On: December 9, 2016Topics: 16Replies: 125Has thanked: 110 timesBeen thanked: 127 times
Some chemicals used in depilatories can be extremely harsh, I would expect them to leave you red faced. I am open to being proved wrong though and it might be something that I would consider.
- August 11, 2019 at 8:45 am #206461Jasmine FletcherParticipantRegistered On: September 7, 2018Topics: 7Replies: 294Has thanked: 155 timesBeen thanked: 417 times
I have black facial hair and use a salmon pink concealer. It helps but never gets rid of the grayness completely, unless I go for the extra thick layer of foundation etc. which I find then looks dreadful on my older skin. I currently go for a thin foundation (so my freckles still show and it isn’t obvious) and dapple the concealer on (so it blends into the surrounding area) before finishing with some matte powder. If I look in a mirror I can still see my beard shadow, but from a sensible distance it isn’t going to stand out.
If I really want to look good I pluck most of the little sods out the day before (my sideburns are sparse and under chin isn’t too noticeable but the rest can go). I then get 3 to 4 days of glorious fresh faced joy before that shadow reappears.
If all else fails, hide it behind a smile.
- August 11, 2019 at 8:28 am #206451Erica GoldParticipantRegistered On: August 9, 2019Topics: 0Replies: 1Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 3 times
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- August 11, 2019 at 7:16 am #206430Jennifer SwansonParticipantRegistered On: April 20, 2019Topics: 26Replies: 110Has thanked: 1937 timesBeen thanked: 320 times
- August 11, 2019 at 7:11 am #206428K SwimParticipantRegistered On: July 8, 2019Topics: 4Replies: 308Has thanked: 129 timesBeen thanked: 357 times
Dressing or not, I still find facial hair annoying. I was pretty much required to shave it all away when I was in the military, but now shave only a couple of times a week since I’ve been out. I sometimes use Nair on other body parts, but will never do so on the face.
Not sure if my view on this can even click one of your voting options.
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