Concealer is one of the most vital makeup products to have in almost every woman's makeup kit. It not only conceals blemishes, but also any pesky pimples, dark spots or unevenness on your skin. Concealer can be a really helpful tool in your makeup regime. Knowing how to apply concealer correctly, it can prove to be a game changer. One false move and you ruin your entire look. So know all the right techniques to apply concealer in this step-by-step guide and achieve a glamorous professional finish:
#1 Choose your correct shade
The concealer comes in a variety of colors and shapes. In order to determine what you need, analyze your skin first. Do you need to cover up under eye circles? Acne? Birthmarks or scars? Once you know exactly what you want to conceal, you can choose the appropriate shade and color. Make use of the color wheel to figure out which color corrector to use. Remember to test the skin tone concealer on your face and not on your hands. This will help you get a true color match. Also while testing your concealer, make sure there is no other makeup on first.
#2 Determine the type of concealer you want to use
There are many different forms of concealer- potted creams, sticks, and pencils. All these offer different types of coverage and some prove to be better for certain skin types as compared to others. In case you have oily skin and large pores, avoid stick or cream concealers. Instead look for a liquid concealer. Using a pencil concealer for acne is a good option as the pointed edge of the pencil concealer makes it easier to apply around the spots.
#3 Prepare your face
Before applying any concealer, make sure to wash your face with a face cleanser and apply a moisturizer. Get rid of any darkness under your eyes using a makeup remover. The concealer is the very first step in the makeup application and in order to go on most smoothly, it needs a blank canvas.
#4 Cover up under eye circles
Dab concealer under your eyes using your fingertips or a concealer brush. Draw the concealer in the shape of an upside-down triangle from one end of your eye to the other, bringing the point down to your nose crease. Blend in the concealer around the edges so as there is no change in the tone of your skin and the concealer.
#5 Apply concealer to acne and spots
Cover up any dark spots, acne, sun spots, birthmarks, or scars using the concealer. Dab it onto the top of each mark and blend it softly outwards to your skin. Avoid a caked-on look by making sure to use a thin layer of concealer.
#6 Set up the concealer
Once you are certain that all the dark spots and under eye circles have been concealed and blended well, add a layer of foundation over the top of your concealer.