If you’re not blessed with smooth, fine skin and are peppered with under eye problems such as eye puffiness and dark circles under eyes, then a concealer may just be your best friend. A good concealer can easily cover up skin imperfections and make you look instantly younger looking and more vibrant.
Though applying concealer can produce wonders for your skin, it’s important that you know how to properly apply it. Wrong concealer application may lead you to highlight your skin imperfections even more instead of effectively covering them up. To avoid this problem, we give you a simple guide on how to properly apply concealer.
- Choose a concealer that best fits your skin tone. Concealers are available in different textures and tones so picking one may not be so easy. Always remember though to pick a concealer that’s one shade lighter than your skin tone so you can effectively conceal your skin imperfections.Take note that purple-toned concealers are especially ideal for dark bags under eyes, while green-toned ones efficiently cover up pimples and acne. If you have dry skin, liquid concealers are ideal to use under makeup. But if you have blemishes to cover up, a stick concealer is the best.
- Prepare your skin by applying moisturizer. Before applying the concealer, apply moisturizer first to your face as well as the best eye cream for your under eye area. This will prep the skin so the concealer can easily adhere to your face.
- You can apply the concealer using your fingers, a sponge or a makeup brush. Using a small tapered concealer brush can best and effectively blend the concealer in facial crease and craters though. For dark under eye circles, dab four to five dots of concealer under each eye, pat them with the brush, and gently blend it with your ring finger or a sponge. To set the concealer in place, apply some loose powder. Always remember to pat the concealer on your skin instead of rubbing it in.
The proper application of concealer can make your skin look smoother and more vibrant in an instant. To know which shade is right for you, don’t forget to take the test first before buying a concealer: try a small amount of the concealer on your finger, and if you can still see your fingertip while the concealer is on it, then you have found the perfect shade.
Filed under: Uncategorized on November 2nd, 2011