Concealer is a highly pigmented foundation type of makeup Concealer is a key part in makeup its not the most glamourous makeup purchase you'll ever make but concealer can be priceless. As a Makeup Artist concealer is a major piece of your kit. Concealers can be used for so much more than just covering a pimple and dark circles. If you wear makeup or you are a makeup lover you know that there have been many days your concealer saved your Face! I salute the concealers of this world they are amazing!
Concealer Coverages and Some Uses
Sheer to medium- which I would describe as full coverage foundation these are good for covering unwanted undertones or blotchiness These are good for the very young
Medium -is what most concealers are. This formula is used for under eye darkness, blemishes, and some scarring
Full/opaque- is for severe scarring, acne, and tattoos
Concealer Finishes and Some Uses
Matte Finish Concealer- great for more oily skin, powder dry finish
Moisturizing Concealer- great for under eye darkness and on dried out pimples, Natural and life like finish
Natural Finish Concealer- semi satin finish good for all skin types, satin finish is best described as a sheen on the skin
How to pick a concealer for blemishes and discolorations *Try something 1 shade lighter then your foundation
How to pick a concealer for under eye darkness *Try to match your circles, so you may need to go darker then your foundation in fact I recommend it!
If yourunder eye circles are purple get a yellowy color
If yourunder eye circlesare blue go for an orangey color
*Concealer Tips and Tricks
You can apply concealer on top of your foundation, this method really brightens under your eyes. *(Except for Corrective Concealers they should always be applied before foundation)
Apply your concealer before your foundation, this method seems to work best when covering blemishes.
If creasing in the under eye area is an issue when using concealer, try a moisturizing concealer for that area, you can blot the excess with a velour puff or wet makeup sponge, then set it with a colorless setting powder.
When using concealer on a pimple, put the concealer on your hand and use a fluffy eyeshadow brush and stipple the concealer on the blemished area.
Concealer is also a great Highlighter, a concealer a shade or two lighter than your foundation looks great under your brow bone, or to highlight the check bones. Just take a little bit of this concealer and put it right under the brow bone and blend and it really makes a big difference. To highlight your cheekbones , just dot some concealer (that is one to two shades lighter than your foundation on your upper cheek bones kinda right under your under eye area.
You can also contour your face with a concealer a shade or two darker than your foundation
Dot this darker shade of concealer under your cheekbones and blend it in to angle your face
To make your lips appear larger, dot your darker shade of concealer under the center of your bottom lip blend it across slightly to the right then to the left making a little line, under the bottom lip making it look like you went a little too far with your lip liner, all you want to do here is create a slight shadow