Concealer may just be the most important step of your makeup routine. While foundation creates an even skin tone, even the high coverage brands just don’t seem to cover everything.
If you have any spots or marks on your face that you’re not particularly fond of, concealer has got you covered—literally. And, if you make a mistake on your eye makeup, concealer can hide that too.
The only downside to concealer is that you have to choose the right one. If you choose the wrong color or formula, you might have a blotchy or cakey finished look. Keep reading to learn more tips and tricks to help you choose and use concealer properly.
Choosing The Perfect Concealer For Your Skin
The days of having over-lightened triangles to hide your tired eyes are over. Makeup brands don’t just carry light, medium, and dark concealers anymore. Most makeup brands take coverage and undertones into account as well. This helps you get the perfect kind of coverage for your skin type
When it comes to finding the right shade, the best way to find the right shade for you is to match it up with your foundation. Another helpful tip is to get a concealer that matches your undertone. Look at the veins on your wrist to see if you have a warm, cool, or neutral undertone.
Concealers typically come in three textures: puddy concealer, crème concealer, and liquid concealer. These textures are made for different levels of coverage, as well as skin types. Picking the right texture will prevent caking while hiding any zits or discoloration.
Puddy concealer is your heavy artillery for heavy coverage. If you have raging acne or bigger pores, puddy concealer is like spackle for a hole in the drywall. Cream concealer is the next level down. While it’s still full coverage, it’s a bit lighter for other skin types and doesn’t cake as easily.
Lastly, there’s liquid concealer that comes in medium to full coverage. Liquid concealer is usually lighter coverage than the other types, even if it’s full coverage, but it’s the only type of concealer that you can easily layer for maximum invisibility for any skin flaws.
Applying Your ConcealerWhen applying your concealer, the best thing you can do is start with a small amount and, if you need to, build it up for better coverage. Concealers should go on after foundation to conceal any dark spots, acne, or scars. Here are some other applications for concealer:
♡ Brightening Up Tired EyesIf you didn’t get a good sleep the night before, concealer can make you look awake and ready to go in mere seconds. If you need to layer, that’s okay, but remember to blend and set or let it dry for a few minutes. Also, use less powder if you’re using more concealer. This helps to stop caking and drying out throughout the day.
♡ Getting Seamless LinesWhen it comes to eye makeup, concealer makes Another great use of concealer is to get perfectly blended lines for your contouring or eye shadow. Concealers can even help you create a cut crease or to sharpen your winged eyeliner. Simply put some on an angled eyeshadow brush and draw away.
♡ Erase A Makeup Mistake
Everyone makes makeup mistakes. Whether you’ve put on too much bronzer or your eyeliner wings aren’t even, putting concealer on your beauty blender can be a quick fix. Now, you won’t have to wash everything off and start again!
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