A concealer or color corrector is a type of cosmetic that is used to mask dark circles, large pores, age spots, and many other small occurring on the skin.
Though concealer and foundation are similar in their way of working chief difference is that foundation is applied all over the face while concealer is used as a spot treatment; both are available in a wide range of opacity.
Concealers are found in different forms, from powder to liquid. It is also used to mask severe skin discoloration such as birthmarks, scars, and vitiligo.
In terms of choosing a concealer, people want one or two shades liter than their skin tone to hide the dark spots under their eyes.
In the case of protecting a particular type of blemish, more liter concealers are taken into consideration.
Concealers with yellow undertones are used to hide dark circles. Green and blue can counteract red patches on the skin, such as those caused by pimples, broken veins, or rosacea. A purple-tinted concealer can make sallow complexions look brighter.
As there are many brands of concealers, and they are found in a couple of forms as mentioned, the method of applying them can vary. But the fundamental process of applying concealers has always been the same. The person has to choose the right product to work perfectly.
Many renowned brands like Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch, Lancôme Maquicomplet Complete Coverage Concealer, Revlon PhotoReady Candid Antioxidant Concealer, L’Oreal Infallible Full Wear Waterproof Concealer, Laura Mercier Secret Concealer, Marc Jacobs Beauty Accomplice Concealer & Touch-Up Stick can be mentioned. In terms of local brands, quality and authenticity must be ensured.
When applying powder type of concealer, use a flat brush or your fingertips for equal consistency. Put over some dots around the eyes so that you can apply quickly and mix it properly.
You should apply concealer downwards according to your face so that it may match with your skin tone. When applying a liquid concealer, the order is everything.
“One of my favorite tips to hide unwanted dark under-eye circles is using liquid foundation first before applying under-eye concealer,” says celebrity makeup artist Laura Geller. “It provides a base to blend with the concealer for the perfect amount of coverage.”
After that, you want to apply your concealer in a patting motion, and then press it in with a concealer brush or Beauty-blender.
But don’t smear or drag it! It’ll keep your concealer from caking and creasing. A good base is vital when it comes to how to apply concealer under eyes. Makeup tends to come off, especially around the nose area because of the sweat. So using oil-absorbing setting powder after applying the concealer can give the look longevity.
If concealers are not improvised in the right way, sweet desires can become a nightmare. A bad implementation of concealer can make an Annabelle doll instead of Barbie. So the process of applying concealers should be considered accordingly. Else this beautifying tool can work otherwise.