Do You Ever Wear Makeup on Places Other Than Your Face and Neck?

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I lurves me some MAC Face & Body, babe

Oh, totally, but not every day. Sometimes it depends on my coordination.

Allow me to explain…


I’ve always bruised easily, but as I’ve gotten older, it’s gotten much worse. Now, I barely have to bump a table or walk into a doorway on accident, and I wake up to angry purple/blue bruises the next day!

Right now I’m pretty banged up from surfing at La Jolla last week. I have dark bruises on my arms, knees, hips and the sides of my tummy. If I had a work party or function to go to, I’d try to cover those bad boys up with some MAC Face & Body.

Love that stuff, man! Once it dries, I don’t have to worry about it rubbing off on my clothes. I actually have a girlfriend who swears by it and uses it on her legs every time she wears shorts.

A long, long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away!), when I was doing West Side Story for community theater, all of the girls had this trick we’d do with bronzer. We’d swipe a small amount between our breasts to make it look like we had more cleavage.

It looked pretty obvious up close, but from a few feet away, our boobs looked killer, LOL! I haven’t really had the…opportunity to try this trick lately, but ya never know!

Do you ever wear makeup on places other than your face and neck?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. I’ve heard that boob trick before! I haven’t really used makeup on my body (yet!); except for pouring glitter all over my body when I was 10 years old, ha. 🙂 I think bronzer/highlighter around the “décolletage” can look really beautiful; as is some shimmer on a nice tan.

    xx Renee

  2. camille says:

    Karen! Loved reading about your featured bloggers 🙂

    I haven’t worn makeup on other body parts. I recently visited a Sephora, and as I was walking out, a nice Sales Associate greeted me. So, silly awkward me, I had stopped her and asked about the CoverFX that I was standing near. I have a tattoo on my left wrist, so I’m prepping for interview time: gotta hide it! She proceeded to color match my skin, and began blotting on the makeup with a brush, and blending with her finger. She set it with a powder, and chatted with me for a bit, and then I went on my merry way. She told me it’s pretty set, but don’t go rubbing it on things. LoL.

    So I visited an H&M, and tried on clothes. I was hyper aware of my wrist, so I was super careful. The rest of the day went well, but I did notice that the color set darker. I will definitely invest in this stuff, when the time comes 🙂

    Have a lovely night!

  3. Ashley says:

    I do the exact same boob trick! Mainly when I’m going out. Other than that I wear concealer on weird bruises sometimes, but other than that I like to keep the make up on my face.

  4. musical says:

    I need to share that bronzer trick with one of my gal-pals :). Love the lip color you are wearing in this picture-ID please? And that top as well, so pretty! *Color me coral* ;).

    PS: Karen, I’m loving the new “meet the blogger” series!

  5. Julie Labeau says:

    Awesome question! HAHA I usually let my make up artist put make up at my back. I don’t know but it prevents me from sweating when I wear backless dresses in occasions. BUT I heard some artists or models use make up to hide their bellies or stretch marks due to pregnancy 🙂

    Some used make up to do the boob trick like what Renee mentioned above 🙂
    Cool articles you got here Karen!

  6. breyerchic04 says:

    I’ve concealed the occasional tiny acne mark on my shoulders (weird I know!) and have been known to put my high beam dupe across my boobs for a little bit of a highlight, they don’t need to be bigger 😉

  7. Katie F says:

    I don’t think I ever have. I did use to doodle on myself a lot in class as a kid though – I had a set of those gel pens and I would draw crazy designs all over my hands and arms. But I guess that’s not quite the same…

  8. Erin says:

    Ooh, I’d love to try Face & Body for my legs. I seem to bruise easily, too, and could use a little something extra on my poor battered pins. Do you use any special removers afterwards or does plain ol’ soap or body wash do the trick?

  9. Advah says:

    Hmm been thinking of trying the Face and Body for my legs for ages now – between the blotchy skin and the red spots, I never go bare legged. I’ll attempt a trip to the MAC counter this weekend, fingers crossed i don’t come out looking orange!

  10. Tricia says:

    Wow I’m the same way when it come to bruising

  11. Sometimes, I’ll wear that prescriptives leg stuff but really… I don’t. I think I’m lazy!

  12. Gowthami says:

    I tried using foundation on my ears 😛 and back neck to avoid discoloration process.. 🙂
    Gowthami recently posted … D.I.Y: Honey Kisses Lip Scrub

  13. Kim says:

    Whoa, slow down, Karen. You just convinced me to try some new makeup on my face. Let’s not get crazy. 😉

    Actually, I have used concealer and powder on my chest, shoulder or back area in the past (formal event if I had a pimple or bug bite to cover).

  14. Kelly says:

    Great trick! I haven’t tried Mac foundation, but I do cover my chest with Miracle Skin Transformer Concealer and it’s amazing!

  15. Angel says:

    I can totally relate to the bruising Karen. I bruise like a peach, and given I’m a major klutz, it’s not a pretty situation. I swear by Arnica cream or gel. Get it at Whole Foods or health food stores. Try it, it really helps bruises heal faster. Sometimes I can still feel them under the surface, but the purpley bit has disappeared. I even carry it in my purse for accidents on the go LOL! I constantly have tiny dime-sized bruises on my arms and chest from my pugs walking on me or jumping on me. If you’re on the couch, you’re fair game for their shenanigans!

  16. Jen says:

    I’m not sure if it’s her skin or the makeup that makes her face looks kinda dirty and muddy.

  17. Alison says:

    Come to think of it, occasionally, I do! I don’t mind a bit of Prtty Peaushun/subtle colour on my legs in the Summer, just to add a little colour to my very pale legs, and I actually quite like the look of a little highlighter on the collarbones, when I remember to do it!

  18. doroffee says:

    The only other places I put foundation on except for face and neck is my decolletage area if I have a more open blouse or top (I have to say, my face is ridiculously darker than my other body parts, and it would look weird if my top part looked a shade lighter), or on my shoulder if I have a really ugly bruise/scar/infection there.

  19. Liz says:

    Nope, but I’ve always wanted to try using one to cover up pesty stretchmarks! Did you ever post pics of what the coverage is like on the body?

  20. Vanessa says:

    I definitely use make-up to cover bruises and scars for special events.

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