How to use concealer to cover up any type of imperfection
We all have (or have had) some sort of imperfection that needs covering up. Using concealer sometimes requires the artist in us to come out (and some of us have a better artist inside than others!). Let’s look at some tips for using the best shade and texture for covering up each type of imperfection:
The blasted blemish!
•yellow neutralizes red so choose a color with a yellow base
•use a concealer with built in bacteria-killing ingredients like tea tree oil, green tea, zinc oxide, or benzoyl peroxide
•clean your concealer brush with an antibacterial soap & water or brush cleaner in between each application to prevent the spread of infection
•dry mineral powder can when applied with a concealer brush for an added SPF (to prevent post inflammatory scarring or ‘brown spots’)
Best Blemish Concealing Picks:
The dark under eye circle with blue-purple tones
•Peach neutralizes blue so choose a peachy-colored concealer
•If you have lines/crow’s feet use a creamy texture as dry textures tend to emphasize lines
•Try to match the shade of the rest of your face – many people make the mistake of going really light under the eye which looks too obvious
Best dark circle picks:
The bruise with blue, purple, red, or yellow tones
•Use a thick, full coverage concealer
•Peach neutralizes blue/purple, yellow neutralizes red, and lilac neutralizes yellow
•Apply concealer in layers and follow each layer with an application of mineral powder to set
Best bruise covering picks:
Applying concealer is always easier when you use the right tool. If you find you are having a hard time getting your concealer to look right you may need to get a good concealer brush. I also recommend that you finishing concealing one spot before you move onto the next, this way you won’t accidentally walk out of the house with a glob of concealer on you that hasn’t been blended in!
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