A concealer can offer a multitude of benefits while hiding a multitude of sins! But not every concealer can tackle every issue in one application. In general concealers are formulated to target something specific so it’s best to decipher what you want from your concealer and then select which is best for you!
The best way to conceal dark circles is with an under eye corrector. These are fine textured concealers that have a strong “peachy” tone that counteracts the blueish tinge of the shadows. By using a good corrector and a lightweight concealer you’ll have the cover you need without a thick mask that falls into fine lines and looks cakey. Try Dual Action Concealer
Green correctors used to be the best solution for concealing redness, however they can make the skin look flat and lifeless. CC Creams (colour correction) with photo-optic filters will help reflect back light on the skin greatly reducing skin redness and the dark red of broken capillaries. Try Luminous CC Cream 20
For pimples, an antibacterial concealer is ideal, oil free and non-comedogenic cover ups are best and many now have skin enhancing benefits to sooth inflammation. Avoid mineral oil, lanolin and talc based products which tend to block the pores and exacerbate the acne. Try Photo Touch Concealer
Avoid oil based products on the skin or occlusive products that trap heat. CC Creams, Water-based foundation, Mineral Makeup and foundations with soothing ingredients are best. Try Luminous CC Cream 20
When you have selected your concealer follow these top tips to achieve the best coverage you can;
When to apply concealer
If you use a powder foundation, always apply your concealer before your foundation.
If you’re using a liquid foundation, you should apply your concealer after foundation.
A little goes a long way
Don’t go overboard with your concealer because you think it’s necessary to hide that blemish, if you’ve selected the right concealer for you a little really will go a long way.
How to avoid concealers sinking into/accentuating lines, wrinkles and crepey skin
There is a very fine line between over-preparing the skin and causing the product to slip off and under-preparing the skin and causing it to absorb into the skin. The area should be well hydrated without being greasy so a good eye cream around the eyes and a hydrating concentrate will help prepare the skin for makeup. Allow time for the product to absorb and settle. The key is not to apply too much product, keep every layer fine and light and you’ll have a more natural and lasting result to your makeup.
Change the Consistency with Primer
If you’re covering larger areas and you want a concealer that is a little more fluid, combine a little with some primer to change the consistency. Try Pore Perfecting Face Primer
How to maintain concealer’s longevity
Avoid touching the concealer with fingers or directly onto the skin, apply concealer with a clean concealer brush to avoid contamination and ingredient breakdown. Try Small Concealer Brush