It is so natural to have uneven color skin tone, spots, acne even dark circles, it is nothing to be ashamed of as these things are just parts of life and aging. However, going out on a special event and occasion and you are yawning for that perfect look, the right concealer often feels like magic as it can cancel out even imperfections on your skin.
Good concealers come in all shapes and forms, from liquid to stick to cream and lotion-like. What is important is to find the right tone and formal to whatever you are trying to conceal. These are some tricks to consider for the application of your concealer for the perfect and flawless look, enjoy.
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CHOOSING THE RIGHT CONCEALER
The first and one of the most important steps is to find the right tone and color, to begin with, this is very necessary as it could determine the overall look of the application. For the under eyes, a color slightly lighter than your skin tone will do as this will brighten up the undereye area and cover up those black patches in that area. For hyperpigmentation, scars age spots, and the likes, it is best to choose the concealer that will match your foundation.
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In terms skin color or tone, experts advise applying peach shades as It strikes out those blueish undereye patches and dark spots. Also, Green tones cover those red blemishes. The trick is to use the concealer that compliments your skin tone for perfect cancellation. The Yellow ones blend uneven skin tone from redness and scars. For mature skin picking aluminizing combo that will reflect light and make the skin glow is an idea, don’t just overdo it as it could make it shimmery.
APPLY SKINCARE AND FOUNDATION
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It is best to apply some moisturizer, foundation, before applying the concealer. If you apply foundation first, you may blur out the look of the imperfections at the end and likely not use much concealer as you may have to use. If you only use spot-conceal without any foundation, it’s best to hydrate your skin first.
HIDE DARK SPOTS AND UNDEREYE PATCHES
To brighten up those black undereye patches, use a radiant and luminizing formula. liquid formulas are preferable for those very thin skin around the eyes, the reason being that creams and thicker formulas can easily settle into fine lines and wrinkles.
Instead of sweeping over the discoloration in a semi-circle shape, It is much better to draw an up-down triangle to highlight the area of your face to create an illusion, this is better than sweeping the discolored place in something like a circled shape. For easy application, put a little of the concealer right under the eye, just apply some gentle tapping to put them in place with the use of your little finger, or use a small fluffy brush.
DISGUISE UNDER-EYE BAGS AND PUFFINESS
One great about makeup is that it creates an illusion and masks many perfections you want to hide. Liquids are perfect for coloring and brightening jobs as they help brighten up those black areas if done properly. Use colors that go along with your skin tone as this helps to blend in are areas you want to conceal.
It is best to use tone shades lighter than your foundation then add the concealer pen up and down the region where the eye is is most soft. The effect is that it makes those areas look nice and colorful.
COVER ACNE AND BLEMISHES
You may have already applied some skincare products to the acne, however, it may not remove some patches left in those areas as there may still be bumps and redness still lurking there, you may choose the cream formula something like a stick concealer, and apply it with a straight pointed brush to apply it precisely where you want it. you need to blend the edges with a brush or a finger, even an edge of a sponge will do the job blend into the skin for a perfect match.
CAMOUFLAGE THOSE DARK SKINS AND HYPERPIGMENTATION
A heavier cream formula will be best to cover sun/age spots and patches, It will be soft yet thick enough to adequately cover the dark areas. “Before you start to apply the concealer, apply foundation first to blend the skin tone, this will help make the skin color look evenly, then you can apply the concealer to the area for good coverage. If you have dry skin and want to tone down dryness, hydrating formula is best and not a matte one.
COVER UP SCARS
For small pinches and scars, a small pencil even a crayon is better, just fill in the areas perfectly. While for bigger scars, liquid formulas aren’t best because it tends to move around on the face. Instead, you can apply cream concealer, you can use your fingers to blend.
STOP CAKEY CONCEALER
Stop excessive product application and usage as this could make your face looks more messy and untidy. Also, you must Prevent concealer from settling around your pumping eye-lid, clean off the excess product after application. Use two tissues, use to press, and the other against the skin as this will remove any excess oil products.
SET WITH A POWDER
Anyone with oily skin should be careful not to make a mess of the concealer, “If your skin is oily, one way to prevent a messy face is to make sure to set a powder on it. tap the loose powder gently as it will help it hold tight and stay in place.
Concealer brushes are useful but sadly many don’t know how to use them. Concealer brushes are very important. It is therefore necessary to know what it is. it is very simple to know that a concealer brush is a small brush used for the application and blending out liquid, cream, and powder concealer formulas. Normally, the brush has a small head with a very tightly packed bristle with a long handle.