We can all collectively agree that using a concealer while doing our face makeup truly elevates the whole look. It covers your dark circles, pigmentation, helps even out your skin tone and even brightens the under eyes. Using a concealer correctly is very important to achieve the best output. Are you still wondering, “How to apply a concealer correctly?”, we will help you out. Here is a guide that will help you learn where to apply your concealer and how to apply it right, to get optimum results. Let’s start with the basics:
How to choose the right shade?
Many people shy away from using a foundation and concealer due to the fear of getting an incorrect shade. While it can be slightly tricky, we are here with our bag full of tips, which will help you find the perfect concealer shade. Our biggest tip would be to not compromise on your concealer application as it is what creates the base of your makeup. Here are a few pointers to remember while going concealer shopping:
- Choose a concealer with a yellow undertone as it brightens up your skin and adds warmth to it.
- Choose a concealer shade that is one shade lighter than your skin tone. This will help in brightening your skin and making the high points of your face pop.
- Don’t choose a shade that is too light for your skin tone as it will wash you out.
- Apply concealer on your chin if possible to get an accurate shade match.
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Where to apply concealer?
The use of concealers in makeup is to do more than just covering up your zits and dark spots. They brighten, highlight, conceal your skin and even out any pigmentation. Many people choose to use just a concealer and skip out on using a foundation. But if you are looking for higher coverage, using a concealer in the right manner is very important. Let’s find out where to apply concealer-
- Under your eyes as it will you even out any darkness under your eyes.
- Applying concealer to the centre of the forehead will brighten it.
- Concealer under your eyebrows will help in defining your eyebrows.
- Use your concealer on the bridge of your nose to sculpt it ever so slightly. This makes the centre of your nose brighter and gives the illusion of a longer nose.
- Concealer on your cupid’s bow will help you achieve a poutier look.
- Finally, use your concealer as a spot corrector to hide any dark spots or pigmentation for which you may need extra coverage.
After applying your concealer it is very important to use a powder to set it all in place. If you have dry skin, you can use a compact powder. Lightly dust it all across your face and lock your concealer in place. If you have oily skin, you can use a loose powder. It mattifies your skin and sets the concealer in place to ensure you won’t have a shiny face at the end of each day.
Can I use a concealer as a foundation?
Yes, you can! If you are looking for lighter base makeup, you can opt to use a full coverage concealer as your foundation. Dot it across your face and blend it well. However, you will need two shades of concealer - one that is a perfect match and another concealer that is one shade lighter. The lighter shade needs to be applied under your eyes, on the bridge of your nose and on other high points of your face you want to accentuate. Your highlighting concealer can be a natural coverage concealer. This helps you get the highlighting effect, without it feeling too cakey on your skin. Now that we have an understanding of how to pick the right shade of concealer and where to apply it, let’s learn how to apply concealer and foundation.
How to apply concealer on the face?
To get a flawless concealer application it is important to do it in the right order. Once you have used a primer on your face, you can apply your foundation. After your foundation is well blended, dot your concealer on the places where you want high coverage. Blend the concealer well. If you are looking for high coverage, you can apply a concealer closest to your skin tone before you apply your foundation. Apply your foundation over the concealer and use a brightening on top, to get full coverage.
How do I blend my concealer in?
It is very important to blend your concealer well otherwise it can look patchy. Try to dab the concealer while blending it and not drag it. If you drag the product while blending it, there are chances of it removing your foundation and causing it to become cakey and uneven.
After your concealer has blended seamlessly, you can contour your face, then you add a sweep of some blush and highlighter. Set this in with a setting spray and wait for a few seconds. After this, you can begin your eye makeup and end your makeup look with some lipstick. You can use the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool to try out these products, from the comfort and safety of your home.