Senior Beauty Writer
A concealer is a must have in any makeup junkie’s kit. This magical multi tasking product can help you hide dark circles, pimples, dark spots, pigmentation and fake a good night’s sleep! Unfortunately, a majority of drugstore brands only cater to women with light to medium skin tones. If you're having a tough time picking the right concealer, then these genius concealer hacks will up your makeup game.
The most important thing to figure out before you go makeup shopping is your undertone. There are 3 broad classifications to undertones cool, warm and neutral. The best way is to check the veins on your arm – If they appear to be blue then you have a cool undertone. If the veins appear to be green you are most likely a warm undertone. If the veins appear to be mix of green and blue you have neutral undertones.
If the undertone of your concealer is wrong – it may turn ashy on your skin. Now that we’ve helped you figure out your undertone, keep these easy tips in mind while picking your shade of concealer.
Cool: A concealer with slight pink undertones would be your best match.
Warm: A concealer with warm yellow & golden undertones would be your best match.
Neutral: A concealer that’s not too pink and not too yellow your best match.
Color correcting neutralizes imperfections on your skin like dark circles, pigmentation, redness etc. To make it easy for you, we’ve broken down the colors for you. Use peach for dark circles, green for redness, purple for dullness, and yellow for brightening. And with corrector please remember to apply *ONLY* where needed, a little goes a long way. Moderation is key here ladies! If you’re in a pinch and don’t have a corrector handy, red and orange lipstick (matte) works too. You’re welcome!
Once you’re done with color correction, apply a flesh-toned concealer over the corrector to even out your skin. Always apply your concealer in a triangle shape under your eyes! If you have a full coverage foundation, you can totally skip this step!
Dab a teeny amount of flesh-toned concealer over your lips to hide any pigmentation. The concealer will neutralize any discoloration giving you a clean canvas for your lipstick. Try this and promise you’re going to get some great color pay off!
Invest in a good blending sponge and dampen it before you begin your makeup. This will allow the product to blend into your skin leaving you with flawless streak-free skin. The sponge can be used to apply color corrector, foundation and concealer. Psst! You can even use it for blush and highlight.
A good concealer can go a long way if you set it well. A loose powder works best for setting your foundation and concealer without looking too made up. A yellow setting powder will give you the added brightness neutralizing any further discoloration!
Concealer is really amazing, give some of these hacks a go and watch your face transform!
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