In the grand scheme of frustrating skin issues, melasma ranks at the top of the list. The brown patchy form of hyper pigmentation, which is often triggered by UV exposure or hormonal shifts during pregnancy, is hard to get rid of with even prescription-grade topicals—and it's that much trickier to cover up with makeup. That's why it's amongst our top 'Ask Gucci' questions.

Here, our founder breaks down her pro coverage game plan. What you'll need: a slightly apricot-toned concealer and spot treatment brush to act as a darkness-neutralizing base, the Vital Skin foundation that's closest to your overall skin tone to layer over top, and a bit of setting powder to keep things in place. Watch Gucci's full how-to strategy here!