Your concealer comes 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!
All concealers may look the same but come with subtle differences. Check for the tinge when buying a concealer. A yellow-hued concealer is go-to-for freshness and just evening out your skintone. In fact, most of us used this shade of a concealer before applying a foundation. If your concealer is pink on application, it’s great to cover up pimples, acne and marks and also giving your skin tone a boost of glow. Finally, a green tinged concealer is what you should use for blemishes, scars and rosacea (if you have any).
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.
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.
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.
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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