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19 Useful Tips For People Who Suck At Concealer

posted in Beauty
04/20/2015
  • 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. That’s why red lipstick works to cover up dark blue or purple spots on darker skin tones.
    2. That’s why red lipstick works to cover up dark blue or purple spots on darker skin tones.
  • 3. And why this blogger uses a dark orange on her dark spots, and a lighter orange around her mouth.
It’s color theory, people! See her full routine here.
http://jackieaina.com/2014/01/04/flawless-makeup/
    3. And why this blogger uses a dark orange on her dark spots, and a lighter orange around her mouth.
    It’s color theory, people! See 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 this blogger did this here.
http://en.paperblog.com/how-to-cover-up-red-acne-diy-green
    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 this blogger did this here.
    http://en.paperblog.com/how-to-cover-up-red-acne-diy-green
  • 6. Different formulas work better for different parts of your face.
    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 and color for the job makes a big difference.

  • 7. Applying concealer *after* foundation prevents you from blending all the concealer away, and can help you use less concealer.
    7. Applying concealer *after* foundation prevents you from blending all the concealer away, and can help you use less concealer.
  • The order should be: foundation, concealer, a ~teensy~ more foundation if you need to make the color match the rest of your face, then powder.

  • 8. Let your concealer “cook” (or, oxidize and slowly melt) on your face for a few minutes.
    8. Let your concealer “cook” (or, oxidize and slowly melt) on your face for a few minutes.
  • Your body heat will warm up your concealer (and, for that matter, your foundation). As it sits, it may change color and texture ever so slightly. So if you give it a minute, you’ll be working with the makeup in it’s “true form,” the way it will be on your face for the rest of the day.

  • 9. These swatches, photographed right after application and 20 minutes later, show how under eye concealers do change color, slightly.Full review of these concealers here. http://www.reddit.com/r/MakeupAddiction/comments/251kxj/ba_it_cosmetics_bye_bye_under_eye_concealer_plus/
    9. These swatches, photographed right after application and 20 minutes later, show how under eye concealers do change color, slightly.Full review of these concealers here. http://www.reddit.com/r/MakeupAddiction/comments/251kxj/ba_it_cosmetics_bye_bye_under_eye_concealer_plus/
  • 10. Apply different colors of concealer strategically to even out your skin tone, and brighten it so you look more awake.
    10. Apply different colors of concealer strategically to even out your skin tone, and brighten it so you look more awake.
  • 11. Here’s 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’s 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. Or if you’re more a do-the-minimum sort of person when it comes to makeup, just apply it under your eyes, at the corners of your mouth, and next to your nose.
    12. Or if you’re more a do-the-minimum sort of person when it comes to makeup, just apply it under your eyes, at the corners of your mouth, and next to your nose.
  • You’ll help camouflage redness or darkness in those areas in no time at all.

  • 13. Applying under-eye concealer in a triangle shape will help you look more awake.
    13. Applying under-eye concealer in a triangle shape will help you look more awake.
  • 14. But for a more natural look, small strategically placed dots will give you the coverage you need.
    14. But for a more natural look, small strategically placed dots will give you the coverage you need.
  • Big triangles can mean you just end up with wayyy more concealer on your face than you need for daily life. You’re wasting product, and 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.
    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 and follow that by applying face powder to set the makeup for the entire day.

  • 16. In fact, it’s best to use a clean concealer brush to apply instead of your fingers.
    16. In fact, it’s best to use a clean concealer brush to apply instead of your fingers.
  • That way, you’re not touching your face, which is just putting bacteria into your pores. Here are a couple of examples of concealer brushes. (But you should also 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’t have concealer, but you really need some cover up, you can dab a thicker layer of foundation over your zit.
    18. If you don’t 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, and the makeup may not stay put very long.
    Here’s more on how to do this.
    http://thedomesticdiva.org/blog/2014/06/20/the-quick-and-easy-way-to-spot-conceal-a-blemish-acne-pimple-or-redness-with-makeup/

  • 19. And always remember: patience and practice are key!
    19. And always remember: patience and practice are key!
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