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19 Useful Tips For People Who Suck At Concealer + beauty blog extras!

posted in Beauty > Makeup
09/03/2016
  • No fancy pants Kim-style contouring here. ūüėú
    No fancy pants Kim-style contouring here. ūüėú

  • 1 |¬†In the world of concealer, color rules everything.¬†The exact shade that will neutralize with your skin depends on your skin tone, so test a few to find what works for you.
    1 | In the world of concealer, color rules everything. The exact shade that will neutralize with your skin depends on your skin tone, so test a few to find what works for you.
  • 2 |¬†¬†Red¬†lipstick can¬†cover¬†dark blue/purple spots on darker skin tones.

URL of TIP| www.buzzfeed.com/augustafalletta/this-easy-red-lipstick-hack-will-totally-get-rid-of-dark-cir?utm_term=.nfmpl48dZQ#.gwoB9vZoAx

OR SEARCH "This Easy Red Lipstick Hack Will Totally Get Rid Of Dark Circles" on buzzfe
    2 |  Red lipstick can cover dark blue/purple spots on darker skin tones.

    URL of TIP| www.buzzfeed.com/augustafalletta/this-easy-red-lipstick-hack-will-totally-get-rid-of-dark-cir?utm_term=.nfmpl48dZQ#.gwoB9vZoAx

    OR SEARCH "This Easy Red Lipstick Hack Will Totally Get Rid Of Dark Circles" on buzzfeed 
  • 3 | That's why¬†this blogger uses a dark¬†orange on her dark spots +¬†a lighter orange around her mouth. Simple color theory, people!

CHECK OUT HER FULL ROUTINE HERE | http://jackieaina.com/2014/01/04/flawless-makeup/

    3 | That's why this blogger uses a dark orange on her dark spots + a lighter orange around her mouth. Simple color theory, people!


    CHECK OUT HER FULL ROUTINE HERE | http://jackieaina.com/2014/01/04/flawless-makeup/
  • 4 |¬†Pay particular attention to the undertone of your under-eye circles, because this will determine which concealer color will work best.

    4 | Pay particular attention to the undertone of your under-eye circles, because this will determine which concealer color will work best.

  • 5 |¬†Turn a skin-tone concealer green (as well as lilac, yellow, orange, and so on) by blending it with the right eyeshadow color.

But, it might be difficult to get just the right shade you need. Read more about how how |  http://en.paperblog.com/how-to-cover-up-red-acne-diy-green-corrector-714728/
    5 | Turn a skin-tone concealer green (as well as lilac, yellow, orange, and so on) by blending it with the right eyeshadow color.

    But, it might be difficult to get just the right shade you need. Read more about how how |  http://en.paperblog.com/how-to-cover-up-red-acne-diy-green-corrector-714728/
  • 6 |¬†Different formulas work better for ¬†different parts of your face.¬†So you may need a couple of different concealers, each in a different color, to help cover everything well. You can use a skin-tone all purpose concealer, but having the right formula + color for the job makes a big difference.

    6 | Different formulas work better for  different parts of your face. So you may need a couple of different concealers, each in a different color, to help cover everything well. You can use a skin-tone all purpose concealer, but having the right formula + color for the job makes a big difference.

  • 7 |¬†Applying concealer *after* foundation prevents you from blending all the concealer away, + can help you use less concealer.¬†The order should be: (1)¬†foundation, (2)¬†concealer, (3)¬†a¬†*teensy*¬†more foundation if you need to make the color match the rest of your face, then (4)¬†powder

    7 | Applying concealer *after* foundation prevents you from blending all the concealer away, + can help you use less concealer. The order should be: (1) foundation, (2) concealer, (3) a *teensy* more foundation if you need to make the color match the rest of your face, then (4) powder

  • 8 | Let your concealer "cook" (oxidize + slowly melt) on your face for a few minutes.¬†Your body heat will warmup your concealer +¬†foundation.¬†As it sits, it may change color + texture¬†slightly. So if you give it 1min, you‚Äôll be working with the makeup in the way it will be on your face for the day.
    8 | Let your concealer "cook" (oxidize + slowly melt) on your face for a few minutes. Your body heat will warmup your concealer + foundation. As it sits, it may change color + texture slightly. So if you give it 1min, you‚Äôll be working with the makeup in the way it will be on your face for the day.
  • 9 |¬†These swatches, photographed right after application + 20 minutes later, show how under eye concealers do change color, slightly.
    9 | These swatches, photographed right after application + 20 minutes later, show how under eye concealers do change color, slightly.
  • 10¬†|¬†Apply different colors of concealer strategically to even out your skin tone, + brighten it so you look more awake. These are the baby basics of concealer.¬†

More info here | http://www.makeup.com/where-to-apply-concealer
    10 | Apply different colors of concealer strategically to even out your skin tone, + brighten it so you look more awake. These are the baby basics of concealer. 

    More info here | http://www.makeup.com/where-to-apply-concealer
  • 11 | ¬†Here‚Äôs another good foundation and concealer map, if you just need to use a skin-tone concealer to help highlight certain areas of your face.
    11 |  Here‚Äôs another good foundation and concealer map, if you just need to use a skin-tone concealer to help highlight certain areas of your face.
  • 12 | Do-the-minimum sort of person when it comes to makeup, just apply it under your eyes, at the corners of your mouth, + next to your nose.¬†You‚Äôll help camouflage redness or darkness in those areas in no time at all.¬†

Step-by-step | http://beautyandthebudget.onsugar.com/How-Apply-Concealer-309445
    12 | Do-the-minimum sort of person when it comes to makeup, just apply it under your eyes, at the corners of your mouth, + next to your nose. You‚Äôll help camouflage redness or darkness in those areas in no time at all. 

    Step-by-step | http://beautyandthebudget.onsugar.com/How-Apply-Concealer-30944559
  • 13 |¬†Applying under-eye concealer in a triangle shape will help you look more awake. Same concept as contouring, except much more basic.¬†
    13 | Applying under-eye concealer in a triangle shape will help you look more awake. Same concept as contouring, except much more basic. 
  • 14 | For a more natural look, small strategically placed dots will give you the coverage you need.¬†Big triangles can mean you¬†end up with wayyy more concealer on your face than you need. You‚Äôre wasting product, +¬†your under-eye area could end up looking *lighter* than the rest of your skin.
    14 | For a more natural look, small strategically placed dots will give you the coverage you need. Big triangles can mean you end up with wayyy more concealer on your face than you need. You‚Äôre wasting product, + your under-eye area could end up looking *lighter* than the rest of your skin.
  • 15 | Patting a little bit of moisturizer over a flaky zit can help prevent further flaking through the day.¬†Because moisturizer can potentially make makeup slide off, apply concealer with a concealer brush + follow that by applying face powder to set the makeup for the entire day.¬†
    15 | Patting a little bit of moisturizer over a flaky zit can help prevent further flaking through the day. Because moisturizer can potentially make makeup slide off, apply concealer with a concealer brush + follow that by applying face powder to set the makeup for the entire day. 
  • 16 | In fact, it‚Äôs best to use a clean concealer brush to apply instead of your fingers.¬†That way, you‚Äôre not touching your face +¬†putting bacteria into your pores.¬†
 
**You should be cleaning your brushes daily to help keep those brushes from also being bacteria-ridden.**
    16 | In fact, it‚Äôs best to use a clean concealer brush to apply instead of your fingers. That way, you‚Äôre not touching your face + putting bacteria into your pores. 
     
    **You should be cleaning your brushes daily to help keep those brushes from also being bacteria-ridden.**
  • 17 | Apply concealer around a zit as well as on top of it.¬†This will make it easier to blend it in with the rest of your makeup
    17 | Apply concealer around a zit as well as on top of it. This will make it easier to blend it in with the rest of your makeup
  • 18 | ¬†If you don‚Äôt have concealer, but you really need some cover up, you can dab a thicker layer of foundation over your zit.¬†But it might be more difficult to completely disguise your zit, + the makeup may not stay put very long.
    18 |  If you don‚Äôt have concealer, but you really need some cover up, you can dab a thicker layer of foundation over your zit. But it might be more difficult to completely disguise your zit, + the makeup may not stay put very long.
  • 19 |¬†+ always remember: patience + practice are key!
    19 | + always remember: patience + practice are key!

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