This story was updated in January 2019.
Concealers come to your rescue to cover up all those tiny imperfections and sudden breakouts. While they’re fantastic for hiding away annoying zits and blemishes, did you know that concealers are GREAT to pump your pout or to reduce puffiness around the eyes as well? Here’s a quick guide on some fab uses of concealer to make you look fantastic. This secret tool can double up to create some major magic on your face. So, here have a look at different types and uses of concealer.
How To Choose A Concealer?
While choosing a concealer you need to select the one that is two shades lighter than your skin tone. Though all the concealers may look the same, but they do come with subtle differences. Check for the tinge when buying a concealer. Given below is a list of different types of concealers that you can choose to look fantastic:
Using a yellow colour corrector is the perfect pick if you want to look fresh all day long. You can use this colour corrector before applying the foundation to get the best results.
Pink or Orange Concealer
The application of pink or orange concealer helps to cover acne marks and dark circles but makes sure to apply a concealer that is two-tone lighter than your skin tone. Also, its usage will add a boost of glow on the skin.
Using a green concealer helps to hide pimples and blemishes as it tones down the redness.
Purple concealer is the palest colour in concealers and it can be used around the nose to cancel out yellow tone.
How To Use A Concealer?
Concealers are meant to be used on small areas of your face like blemishes, scars, under the eye or around your nose and are not meant to cover the whole face. You must only apply it on the spots that you want to hide.
If you want a high coverage to hide blemishes or spots then apply the concealer over your foundation and if you want light coverage then apply concealer before using foundation. Always select a concealer that is two shades lighter than your skin tone which will help you to make the dark spots get the similar shade to your actual skin colour. Given below is a list of tips to use a concealer:
- Applying concealer in a triangular shape under your eye making it point towards the cheek helps to create an illusion that your face is lifted.
- Applying concealer on the eyelid helps to keep the eyeshadow to stay longer and keeps it in place.
- To cover a pimple always use green concealer first and then apply a concealer that matches your skin tone.
- Dab orange concealer under your eye before applying a concealer that is 2 shades lighter than your skin tone to cancel out the blue shadows and to make the under eye match your skin tone.
Uses Of Concealer
Uses of concealer are many and to make you all aware of such amazing benefits and uses of concealer we have mentioned a list of uses that you should definitely know to make the full use of a concealer.
Your noise is oiler than your face in general so chances are you’ll have a few blackheads, redness or sometimes, a few veins which can be visible. What you should do is to use a cream-based concealer (not too oily) like Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit and apply it around your nose using the good ol’ dot method. Use a brush or use your finger to pat it and blend it onto your skin. Swipe loose powder to set it and help it last for long hours.
2. No More Puffiness
It could be due to stress or excess salt intake but there are some days when your skin doesn’t look or even feel smooth. Most of us will have puffiness around the eyes, which can be quickly fixed with a magical yellow concealer. Use Sephora Smoothing & Brightening Concealer to keep your skin looking radiant, brighten up your eyes and hide imperfections. First use a moisturiser and then dab a concealer mixed with just a bit of highlighter and blend away with a concealer brush.
3. Get That Glow-Effect Without Using A Highlighter
If you haven’t bothered splurging on a highlighter (or don’t know how to use one), then your concealer is great to use in its place for that youthful glow. Get one that is 2 shades lighter than your skin tone with a radiant effect and use your fingers to pat it along your cheekbones in a semicircle from below the outer corners of your eyes up till the tip of your eyebrow. Also, sweep some down the bridge of your nose and blend. Say hello to a beautiful, gleamingly brighter you in under two minutes. We love NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer for this secret highlighting trick.
4. Say Goodbye To Dark Circles
No one will ever know that you haven’t gotten enough shuteye. A creamy textured concealer can hydrate the under eye area as well as cover up those bags. Use Benefit Erase Paste, a pink-based concealer that camouflages the bluish undertones of dark circles. Start at the inner corner and make a dotted line towards the outer corner of your eye. Use a sponge or your ring finger to blend it outwards. Brush on a bit of loose powder to make sure it sets in without any creases.
5. Pop Your Pout
Applying concealer around your lips before using a bold colour can further bring out the diva in you. Choose one that is as close to your natural skin tone as possible, it will act as a blank canvas for your fave shade. Your lip colour will come on brighter than ever and will be closer to the shade on the tube, which will really help your pout pop. Plus, the concealer acts as a primer ensuring that your lippie lasts all day without smudging or fading, no matter how much you pucker up ;)
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