HOW TO APPLY CONCEALER
Concealers are one of the most versatile must-haves in our makeup kit. Thanks to our beloved concealer compacts, we can even out our skin tone, subdue dark circles and hide blemishes. A concealer can even assist with contouring as you may highlight the features that you would like to bring forward! However, the first step to getting the best results from your concealer is knowing the proper techniques for application.
You may begin by hiding your dark circles. Before applying the concealer, you should prepare the under eye area for makeup. As this area is quite sensitive and can be prone to dryness, you should apply a creamy moisturiser or eye cream first. After this step, you may use a small brush for concealer application. Make sure to use a brush with soft bristles for seamless results. We recommend the “PURPLE CONCEALER BRUSH”, which may access those hard to reach places and offers excellent blending power. Moreover, this brush is expertly hand crafted and fur-free, allowing you to support animal protection, while using a quality, long-lasting makeup tool.
You will use your concealer brush to gently blend the concealer. Apply a small amount of concealer from the corner of your under eye area closest to your nose and then blend outward. As you blend, you will gradually conceal the dark area. Yet, for those happy ladies who love to smile, you should keep your smile lines or crows feet free from heavy makeup as it tends to settle into these lines and emphasize them.
As another precaution, you should always make sure to keep your brushes clean and bacteria-free. Concealer brushes can become breeding grounds for bacteria if not consistently washed. The best way to protect your skin from this is to avoid dipping your brush directly into the concealer pan. Instead, remove a small amount of concealer onto the back of your hand or the stick end of your brush. This way, you are not cross contaminating from pimple, to brush, to concealer – eek!
Another tip for using concealer effectively is knowing your target area. Try to avoid covering the skin outside the eye area as this may cause the imperfection to stand out even more.
When choosing a concealer for your pimples, try and find one that is thick in consistency – they tend to stay where you put them!
Choosing the right color is an entirely separate battle. The goal is to find a concealer that is one to two shades lighter than your skin tone. Using the right color will allow your blemish to vanish, while any color that is too dark or too light will draw more attention to the area. Color correctors are also a great way to even out the skin tone by counteracting redness and other discoloration due to rosacea, spider veins and birthmarks. Generally, the opposite color on the color wheel is going to counteract your problem area the best – so, if you have redness, use a green corrector, and so on.
Enjoy using these concealer tips and tricks, but remember that appearing truly radiant comes from within.