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It will be hard to find a woman who doesn’t use concealer as a part of her makeup routine. What with dark circles, blemishes, spots that occur from day to day, concealer is pretty much essential.
But just because we all use concealer doesn’t mean we truly know how to use concealer.
Here’s the thing about concealer. We do everything we can to make it camouflage our flaws yet all too often, we end up accentuating them. That’s why the details of how to apply concealer correctly is an important skill to know.
From knowing whether concealer should be applied before or after foundation to learning the difference between Green, Orange, and Yellow concealer formulas, these are the things to know about concealer.
Concealer first, then foundation
There’s been debate about whether to apply concealer before or after foundation, but its better applying concealer beforehand. Getting problem areas like blemishes or dark circles evened out before applying foundation makes for a smoother end result.
Green concealers neutralize red zones on your face, like blemishes or red spots. Use green concealer to better cover up acne, but don’t use green on darker parts of your face such as dark circles or spots.
Yellow helps to even out skin tone overall, so use this on your face in areas that need equalizing. Yellow is the safest concealer colour and works well for women who need basic concealing in general.
Like green concealer, orange works to neutralize the dark blue or purplish areas on your face. If you’ve got serious under eye circles or dark spots, orange concealer will help to cover up those areas.
Finish with loose powder
Especially under your eyes, loose powder over top of concealer helps to set it in place and goes one step further to even out skin tone. Simply use a translucent powder over the concealer.
Choose one shade lighter
When choosing a concealer, go about one shade lighter than your foundation. If you’re applying concealer to dark or red areas, using one shade lighter than the rest of your makeup will help to even out those tones.
Do not go too much lighter or darker with the product as it can that you are wearing too much makeup.
It can be a Primer
Nothing helps your eye shadow stay in place more than a great primer, especially if you’re planning a long night or you’ve got eyelids that are more on the oily side to begin with. Because of concealer’s consistency, it works as a smooth, oil free base for your eye shadow, plus it’ll help to make your shadow colours more vivid because it neutralises your eyelid colour first.
Avoid the caked-on look
First, go for a more lightweight concealer to prevent a caked on look. Make sure that you’re prepping your eye first with a gel or cream moisturiser, as dry skin underneath concealer can make it look packed on.
Always use a sponge
For the most even distribution, apply concealer along the bottom of your eye in four or five small dots. Using a makeup sponge, gently blot the concealer into skin. Applying in dots will help with even, crease-free distribution of the concealer.
Clean makeup mistakes
Clean up mascara or other makeup mistakes on your face by dipping cotton in a bit of concealer—you’re cleaning up the area and covering it up.
So these were few ways to use concealer. If you are not using one then you are one step away from getting that flawless beautiful face.