Reader Question: Should I Conceal My Mole?

Question: Hi Jamie,

I’ve got a mole on my cheek that is medium in tone…meaning that if left alone, it looks more like a blemish than a beauty mark. What do you think: cover it up or color it in?”



Hi “M”!

That’s a great question.  I’m a big believer that moles are beautiful, as long as you get them checked yearly by a derm (in case they are cancerous).  If your mole has been deemed “safe” then I say embrace it and don’t cover it up!  However, if it really bothers you, there are some great concealers and brushes that can help camoflauge it.  Right now I’m loving Jouer Cosmetics Age-Repairing Concealer because it’s got vitamin A and other ingredients that help promote skin repair.  It’s also important to use a good brush.  I love Bare Escentuals Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush, which is especially perfect for a mole since it will give you fuller, more concentrated coverage.

But before decide to cover up, try to think of Cindy Crawford…that mole made her famous.  And, if that doesn’t work, here’s a slideshow I found that features 10 hot celeb women with moles.