Learn How To Use Concealers
Believe it or not, foundation is not the key to creating a flawless canvas for your makeup. For a flawless makeup look, your blemishes, scars and dark circles are the first imperfections that should be concealed properly before even thinking about foundation. In this blog post I will be talking about Learn How To Use Concealer.
Our skin consists of various pigments, some might have issues with purplish/blue dark circles and some might have redness in certain areas of the face. One shade of concealer should not be used all over your face because of different coloration of the skin issues. When we go out to purchase concealer we might be looking for something to work wonders all over the face, this is not the case.
Now there are a few ways you can go about this, it really depends on your skin. You can have a series of different problems with your skin such as dark circles, under-eye puffiness and bags, redness, acne scaring and discoloration. With some of these problems your skin’s texture can change causing some difficulty in hiding your issues properly, not using the right product can cause creasing and product building up in the creases and bags of your eyes.
A concealer is typically a product that lightens up any areas that are darker than the rest of your face.
A corrector is a product that is used to even out any harsh discoloration, these products are usually a bright color such as orange to conceal dark purple undereye circles or green to cover any redness.
When you know where you want to conceal or correct, consider starting off with a face primer. A good face primer will easily smooth out any problems such as fine lines, eye puffiness and bags. Try the SmashBox Photo Finish More Than Primer Dark Spot Correcting, this product will visibly reduces the appearance of lines and pores while creating the perfect canvas, it helps diminish the appearance of dark spots and uneven skintone. This formula instantly brightens and primes to smooth the appearance of fine lines and pores, while also fading dark spots over time.
So now what type of concealer will work best for you? There are many out there.
Mineral makeup is by far the best powder concealers and correctors out there. They are highly pigmented and can cover up the darkest imperfections. If you have aged skin, consider using a mineral concealer under the eye area with a fluffy brush. Make sure to tap off any excess product off the makeup brush so that you don’t cake up your face with makeup. For those with wrinkles and any puffiness, powders work wonders to easily blend into your skins natural texture. Powders also don’t slip around your skin so you’ll be sure to sweat without worry about your makeup coming off! Try the BARE ESCENTUALS bareMinerals Heal & Conceal Acne Treatment & Concealer.
If you have oily skin, you want to use less creamy products. This means if you need just a bit of coverage, first conceal your imperfections and then simply set it with a powder foundation.
Opt for an orange tone corrector that will counteract with the dark blue/purple to cancel the color out. If you have redness then goes for a green corrector which will even out and cancel them out.
Products that are liquidy are more watered down in consistency, these have better coverage than powdered concealers. If you have wrinkles and any puffiness around your eyes, you can try a lightweight liquid concealer to hide any imperfections. If you have dry skin then a liquid product will give you the best coverage without flaking on your skin.
Cream products give the heaviest coverage, if you have very dark under eye circles then a cream concealer will be the best product for you. With the full coverage product, concealers that have a thicker consistency will easily layer on to your skin. You want to make sure to apply thin layers because you don’t want to overdo it and end up with creasing around your face.
I always prefer to use a cream concealer for my under eyes with a fluffy blending brush, these are the easiest to use if you are in a rush. Do not forget to set your concealer with a powder! I use a powder that is 2 shades lighter than my natural skin tone because I prefer having a more brighter under eye, if your concealer is too orange then make sure to use it in small amounts since it is only meant to be applied where your discoloration is, if you apply it anywhere else then it will just look too orangey.
Well I hope you found this informative blog post helpful! Remember to always use the right product for the right purpose.