Not only you need to know how to choose a concealer but you should also know how to apply concealer correctly. Read on for best tips about applying concealer.
What is a Concealer: Concealer helps in concealing your blemishes, acne, under eye dark circles and uneven spots on your face.
How to Choose a Concealer: There are various kinds of concealer available in the market. You must know how to choose a concealer. Follow following tips to choose right concealer for you.
(i) For testing purpose, the area on your neck below your ear or on the jawline is recommended. The right shade is one that blends with your skin tone completely and is not visible.
(ii) Go for a yellow or peach tone based concealers when choosing under eyes concealer. For blemish concealer go for cool undertones to offset the redness of the blemishes.
(iii) The concealer color should be a notch lighter than your foundation or skin tone. A point to be noted here is that your foundation should match exactly with your skin tone.
(iv) Do not pick a concealer which is too light.
(v) For choosing concealer for dark skin, a dark shade for summer months and a light shade for other months is recommended.
(vi) For too dark or black skin, choose an orange-based concealer.
(vii) For choosing acne concealer or concealer for blemishes look for a specific concealer, that is, tinted and medicated one and get another one for your dark circles.
Concealer or Foundation First: Follow following tips in deciding should you apply concealer or foundation first:
(i) If you are covering pimple or blemishes, apply foundation first and then concealer, as if you apply concealer first it will be wiped off while applying foundation.
(ii) In case you are applying concealer to hide your dark circles under the eyes, apply concealer first and then apply foundation.
How to Apply Concealer: The first thing you need to know is that concealer looks natural when they are applied in layers gradually. The technique to be used for applying Concealer depends on which part of your face you are applying Concealer.
(i) To Hide your Pimples or Blemishes: Choose a firm brush with a pointed fine tip or concealer wand – Q-Tip – to pick a small amount of acne concealer – concealer for blemishes – that completely matches your skin tone. You need only to apply on the red or blemished areas and not on the raised areas. Wait for a while to dry the first layer and apply a second layer if needed. Apply a dab of translucent dusting powder to set in the concealer. You can use a fluffy brush to apply loose powder.
In case you have applied too much of the concealer, use a tissue to mildly clean away the concealer. If needed you can apply concealer again to cover a pimple.
(ii) To Cover Dark Circles under your Eyes: You need an “under eye concealer” which is specifically formulated to hide the dark spots.
(a) Choose a lightweight, flesh-tone concealer of a shade which is a notch or two lighter than your foundation or skin tone. These types of concealers are made to brighten up the dark areas and they are not meant to be used for hiding blemishes or redness.
(b) Apply three tiny dots of concealer spread over to the close area under your lower lashes and a dot to the inside corner of your eyes.
(c) Use the pad of your middle finger to tap in the concealer till it blends and disappears. Always tap with finger pad instead of rubbing with a finger. Let the first layer dry and apply a second layer, if required.
(d) Apply a dab of translucent fine loose dust powder to set in the concealer. You can use a fluffy brush to apply loose powder.
Some More Concealer Tips about How to Apply Concealer:
(i) A little amount of concealer is enough. More than this can highlight the target areas rather than hiding them.
(ii) You can also apply concealer on the uneven spots on your face.
(ii) Use a fluffy brush to apply translucent loose powder.
(iii) We recommend a pad of your middle finger to pat in concealer, as this is one of the most soft areas.
(iv) You can apply foundation after concealer if the required.
(v) It is not necessary to apply concealer if you can do without it.
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