Concealers are applied to hide skin blemishes. Check out how to apply concealer.
Helping to even out the facial skin, concealers are sometimes the only
cosmetic that many women prefer to use along with powder for daily
purposes. For summer, you may need a shade darker to match your skin
tanned and baked in the sun. It basically camouflages facial
imperfections and balances out your complexion by hiding out the skin
blemishes and under-eye circles. For accurate results, apply the
concealer using a small fine tipped brush and blend it well. A
yellow-based concealer is a best match for most of the skin tones while
translucent powder helps it to set.
A concealer with a high pigment level and having mineral oil as its
contents is best for camouflaging purposes as it covers the spot better
and stays on the top of the face for more time. It is best to check
whether a concealer matches your skin or not in sunlight for correct
estimations. Buy the concealer that blends so well that it seems to
disappear on the skin and yet hide the targeted spot. Here are some tips
to use concealer wisely to get best results:
- Adding yellow eye shadow to the concealer can effectively cover
- Blue or green eye shadow added to concealer is helpful to mask
ruddy tones and broken capillaries.
- Dry your pimple with the help of a blow dryer on low heat and
then use a pointed brush to target the yellow-toned concealer that
matches the tone of your foundation, which is dry and has a high
pigment level, to the spot. Lightly press around the edges with
fingers. Set with loose powder. You can also use concealer pencil
for the purpose.
- Freckles and pigmentation must only be hidden when it is
absolutely necessary as it takes a heavy layer of concealer to cover
them up and can look worse. Moisturize the skin well and apply a
creamy concealer, which is a shade lighter than your foundation and
set it with loose powder. For added glamour, you can also dust it
with subtle, skin-toned shimmer powder.
- The inside of the nose bridge, corner of moth and outer corner of
eyes are the most susceptible areas and need special attention while
- The slightly dehydrated residue in the cap of your foundation can
be quite an effective concealer that matches your foundation
- To eliminate under-eye dark circles, choose a creamy concealer
with medium pigment level and matt finish. Loose powder may end up
accentuating the aging lines in the area. A silky make-up primer
with a high level of silicone applied to the area before using the
concealer, helps to better mask the area while it also hydrates and
smoothen the lines. Apply the concealer by using the synthetic
concealer brush and then press into the skin with the fingertips.
- To get rid of red scars and birthmarks, use yellow-based
concealers. Apply a matt primer to the scars before using drier
concealers with high pigment level to cover them up. For raised
scars use a slightly darker shade of concealer than your natural
skin tone while lighter shade is for indented scars. Set with loose
- To hide broken capillaries, you need a yellow-based concealer
with a high pigment level and pointed fiber brush for precise
application. Press the concealer using the fingertips and then dust
with loose powder to let it set.