While we do appreciate all the makeup products that we own, we will be forever grateful for concealer, which has made our lives so much easier. Call it magical or anything you want, but it does some amazing things that no other product is capable of doing such as concealing dark spots, acne, dark circles, and basically, every other skin problem. Just one application of the product and you can achieve a flawless and even-toned finish. While it does help in giving your face a uniform finish, it can go above and beyond your expectations and help you with things that you never thought of. This remains a topic for another time, today; we will be helping you learn a few dos and don’ts of using a concealer.
No matter, how expensive of a concealer you own, but if you don’t know how to use it properly, it’s good for nothing. And not having the right knowledge about the product can result in some silly mistakes. To make sure that you make no mistake with your concealer and it does its job perfectly to help you achieve a flawless finish, make sure to read through the article, where we have listed a few do’s and don’ts of using a concealer.
Do use stick concealer on very dark under-eye circles
When it comes to using concealer on your severe under-eye circles, you should stick to applying a stick concealer and not liquid concealer. And we have a reason for this; a liquid concealer is very light in texture and consistency, which does not conceal severe dark circles perfectly unless it’s full-coverage. On the other hand, when you use a stick concealer, due to its heavy and thicker texture, it conceals even the darkest under-eye circles very effectively and helps you achieve a flawless finish.
Do pick a shade lighter than your foundation
Concealer comes in a whole range of shades and they all serve a different purpose. And when it comes to highlighting or brightening up your face, you should always stick to a concealer that is one or two shades lighter than your foundation. For instance, if you want to brighten up your under-eye area, you should always use a lighter shade concealer to do the trick.
Do apply hydrating cream before using a concealer
The skin around your eyes is extremely delicate and fragile; it can be more drying than the other parts of your face. Therefore, it’s important to keep that area well-hydrated, which not only helps in reducing signs of premature aging but also helps your concealer to settle onto your skin perfectly. This will also make sure that the concealer doesn’t get settled into your fine lines or wrinkles.
Don’t use the same concealer for the entire face
Every concealer shade has a different role to play in your makeup routine. You just cannot work your way around with one concealer shade to conceal all the skin problems. When it comes to hiding your under-eye dark circles, you should always stick to the concealer that is one or two shades lighter to your foundation shade. And when it comes to concealing blemishes, dark spots, acne, or any other discolorations on your face, concealer that matches the color of the foundation would do the trick.
Don’t forget to use concealer as an eyeshadow base
Applying concealer on your eyelids can help you in more ways than you can imagine. It works excellently as an eyeshadow base and should definitely be used when you’re trying to create an eye makeup. This trick won’t only make your eyeshadow pop but will also make your eye makeup long-wear. To be extra sure, apply some loose on the top of the concealer and then continue with your eye makeup.