There is one makeup product that is not given as much credit as it deserves: concealer. Concealers are crucial components to your makeup look if you want to hide imperfections or provide an even skin tone. And yet, a lot of women are nervous about buying concealers or don’t know how to use it! Even the most experienced and skilled makeup artists still struggle with mastering the art of its use. You have therefore come to the right place as you will learn two of the most essential information you could about concealers: shopping for and using them.
Tips for Choosing Concealers
Once you find the right concealer to match your skin tone, it will become your best friend. Concealers can brighten up tired skin, hide a blemish, or make any discoloration on your skin disappear for an even skin tone. You can choose a traditional concealer that can either be in liquid or cream form. However, traditional concealers require finesse to apply – if applied incorrectly, it can be cakey or look heavy on your skin. But if heavy coverage is what you need, the opaque pigment is the perfect choice for you.
On the other hand, there are new and lighter formulas available for concealers in the market today. The sheer quality makes them easy to apply or combine with other make up products, such as foundation. It will also make your skin look flawless in photos or in person.
Lastly, there are concealer palettes available to buy these days. Below are some concealers that we highly recommend for you to try:
How to Use Concealers
Now that you know what to look for when shopping for concealers, here are some time-test advice you can use when doing your own makeup:
- Choose a concealer that is one or two shades lighter than your natural complexion if you want to use it as a highlighter. But if you want to create dimension and depth to your makeup look, opt for a shade darker.
- Use a soft and creamy formula to cover under-eye shadows. Make sure the formula does not crease easily, too.
- A concealer with colour-correcting properties are recommended for eye bags or any discolouration near the eyes. When using under-eye concealer, choose a shade that is one or two shades lighter than what you would normally use.
- If you want to conceal a spot or blemish, always use sheer formula so that you can add small strokes at a time and build up the layers without it being too thick or heavy on your skin. That satin finish will also make it easier to blend in with your skin so it is basically undetectable that you are even wearing a concealer.
What is your favourite concealer?