Concealer Tips For Beginners
In today’s time, makeup is more about enhancing your actual looks then giving yourself a complete makeover which makes you unrecognizable. You use a defined set of products to being out the high points and shape your face to give it a more chiseled look. But above all makeup products, women use concealer to hide the blemishes and spots that appear on the skin. But, it can be quite difficult while starting out with this product. This is why we have put together a set of concealer tips for beginners!
When it comes to applying the concealer, we have broken down the art for you so that you can use it in a lot of ways than just conceal!
Tips and Tricks to Conceal Skin Pigmentation:
1. Where to Apply
Application of the concealer is most important. It is essential to remember to always apply the concealer on the affected areas on the face after you have applied the foundation. This will help the concealer to blend well with the pigmented foundation. Don’t forget to set it with some compact powder or loose powder after.
2. Inverted Triangle
When you apply the concealer product under your eyes, ALWAYS remember to apply it in the form of an inverted triangle. Just dabbing it on the dark circles that form under your eye will not help match your foundation color to the concealer shade. This is the most used of all concealer tips for beginners!
3. Color Correcting Applicators
Applying color correcting applicators before you apply the concealer is essential to completely cover reddened pimple areas.
4. Perfect Primer Substitute
Since your concealer is always a shade lighter than your regular skin color, you can use it also use it as a primer on your eyelids before you proceed to apply your eye makeup.
5. Dab, Not Swipe!
We cannot emphasize enough on the importance of dabbing the concealer product on your face. A lot of people who are new to makeup make the crazy mistake of applying the concealer on the face in swiping motions which are just wrong.
For the product to have maximum visibility on your face, a lot of makeup experts strongly recommend that the product is dabbed on your skin with the help of a blender, brush or even your fingers.
6. Substitute as a Highlighter
A concealer that is a shade lighter than your skin can be used as a basic highlighter for your makeup. You can apply it on the high points of your face along with the brow bone and the inner corners of your eyes to make your face pop.
7. Use for Contouring
Similarly, a concealer which is a couple of shades darker than your regular skin tone can be used as a contouring product to give your face some definition and shape.
8. Works as an Eraser
You can also use your concealer on an angled brush to correct any mistakes you make while applying the cat-eye eyeliner. In the same way, you can make your lip color pop and prevent it from bleeding out from the corners of your lips by applying concealer around the lip color with a fine brush.
9. No More Puffy Eyes
To get rid of puffy eyes, make a mixture of concealer, some moisturizing cream, and a highlighter and dab it gently on the under eye area.
10. Cream or Powder – Your Choice!
The most effective type of concealer is usually the one that comes in a cream formula. A lot of people also prefer the chubby sticks and product that comes in a powder formula. Hence it is advisable that you own concealers of more than one type and switch between the types depending on your need.
The Best Concealers in the Market
The 5 best concealers in the market right now are also the most sought after. We are recommending here popular drugstore variations over high-end products.
1. L. A. Girl Pro Conceal HD
The shades that this product comes in are insane! Perfect for concealing, color correcting, highlighting and contouring.
2. Maybelline Fit-Me Concealer
Probably, the most used concealer in India right now is the Maybelline Fit-Me Concealer. It is easy in the pocket and light on the skin, with coverage that is flawless!
3. Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer
Another one of Maybelline’s launches, a lot of newbies and fashion bloggers swear by this concealer. If you are a beginner and need a no-nonsense product then this is the one.
4. Nyx Conceal, Correct, Contour Palette
If you are a fan of the palette and are a magician with the makeup applicator brushes, then this palette is the one for you! It color corrects, contours and conceals – all at once.
5. NYX Wonder Pencil
For the fine areas you want to conceal like the areas around the lips and the brows, this is the ultimate product.
There you have it! You can not go wrong with these concealer tips for beginners!