How to Use Concealer

Dark circles, and that occasional blemish. What is their kryptonite? Concealer! 

Of all the makeup products I like to use I think it’s safe to say that concealer is one of the, “I think I will die if I don’t have it,” products. Okay, so I won’t DIE, but it will look like I’m dead. It’s not pretty. 

If you’re a concealer lover like myself you’re going to love this post. I thought it would be fun to dive into all of the ways you can use concealer. In the past, I thought concealer was just for your under-eye area. But oh no. There’s so much more. (I can tell you’re on the edge of your seat. Hold tight, I know it’s mind-blowing.)

Under the Eyes

The first and most obvious way to use concealer is under your eye area. I used to apply my concealer in horizontal strokes underneath my eyes and semi-roughly smear it into place. Bad, bad, bad. The correct way to apply it is to draw an inverted triangle under your eyes. Also, don’t get too close to your lower lash line. That will actually accentuate the dark circles. Then GENTLY pat and blend the product with your ring finger. Your ring finger is your weakest finger, and you’re less likely to pull on that fragile under eye skin which could cause droopiness overtime. Or you could use a beauty blender that has been lightly moistened with water. Gently press the blender over the area and pat the product so it’s blended nicely. I’ve been using this Better Blender.

Covering Blemishes

This one is pretty straightforward. Simply pat a small amount of concealer on the blemish and blend with a ring finger or beauty blender. I have found that if I need more coverage I can let the product dry a bit and then reapply another thin layer. It’s also important to blend the edges of the concealer into your foundation so you have a smooth look. 

Highlighting

The art of highlighting and contouring has always amazed me. It’s incredible what some simple concealer application can do to brighten your face. If you’re looking to highlight, start with the areas that naturally reflect light. These areas are the bridge of your nose, cheekbones, forehead (between your eyes and up slightly) and your chin. I will also sometimes put a little on the sides of my nose to reflect light there too. It’s important to blend it into your foundation so it looks natural.

Eye Shadow Prep

This one is one of my favorites. I’ve found that I can get my eyeshadow to last longer and have a longer lasting, and stronger pigment if I first prep my lids with concealer. To do this, gently press a thin layer of concealer over your entire eyelid, let it dry completely, and then apply your shadows. 

Lips

This was a trick I learned at a Beautycounter conference a couple of years ago. I attended a makeup application session taught by Christy Coleman, our Chief Artistic Officer/Product Developer, and makeup artist. She said you can enhance your lips by applying concealer or a highlighter to the cupid’s bow of your lip. You can also apply concealer around the edges of your lips to clean up the lipstick line after applying your lipstick. 

Finish it Off!

Once you have applied your concealer make sure to set it with a translucent powder. I like the Mattifying Powder from Beautycounter. Take that damp beauty blender again and pat it into the powder. Then press it into your skin. Voila! 

So there you have it! Some fun ways to use your concealer to make the most of your makeup look. If you have any questions about finding the correct shade of Skin Twin Cream Concealer for you, contact me. I’m happy to help! 

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