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5 Ways to Use a Concealer

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A concealer or color corrector is a type of cosmetic that is used to mask dark circles, age spots, large pores, and other small blemishes visible on the skin. As we beauty experts say-it is a necessity. Foundation just provides a base for your adding dimensions and curves to your face. A concealer finishes the work that a foundation has started. Its gives you a more precise definition, it tucks it-liposuction- everything you want-a concealer will do.

Here are the many things we can use a concealer for;

EYES:

  • To conceal dark circles: To help hide dark circles and softens fine lines around the eyes (instead of accentuate them, which a cakey concealer can), apply it underneath the eye, starting from the inner corner and a third of the way along the orbital bone. Then add a touch to the outer corner of the eye — especially if you have shadows there like me — and blend into the skin with the ring finger using a light patting motion. You can also use this method as a corrector for makeup imperfections that crop up throughout the day.
  • To smooth and prime eyelids for makeup: To brighten the eyelid (which in my case can look quite red) and increase the longevity and colour pay off of your eye shadow, apply the concealer over the upper eyelid straight from the bullet and blend with the ring finger, lightly rolling it into the skin to smooth.

Tip: For a lighter coverage apply onto the ring finger first and then pat onto the area you want to correct and prime.

FACE:

  • To blur “imperfections”: Key areas to focus on are pimples, pigmentation, and redness. Smooth the concealer over these areas, then pat the texture lightly with the ring finger to blend. It helps that the centre of the stick is enriched with a soft focus powder, which blurs skin texture, and around this centre is a high coverage tinted formula that camouflages colour irregularities.
  • To contour: Using two different shades of concealer makes sculpting your face shape child’s play. To highlight and lift the bone structure, apply a light shade to the high points of the face; the centre panel, from the forehead, over the nose and cupids bow, finishing at the centre of the chin and underneath the apples of the cheeks to lift them.
  • Next to define and sculpt, apply a dark shade along the hairline and out towards the temples. Follow underneath the cheekbones, along the lower jawline, underneath the lower lip and finishing with a fine line either side the bridge of the nose. Blend using your fingertips in a patting and smoothing motion and lightly polish with a powder brush for a seamless result.

Tip: For a longer lasting result, fix with a light dusting of translucent powder.

LIPS:

  • To prime your lips: To smooth lines and neutralize your lip colour pre-lipstick, apply a light amount using the ring finger, in gentle patting movements over the pout. This will give a stronger colour pay off from your lipstick, extending its staying power and ensuring it won’t bleed.

Tip: Lightly blot the concealer with the tissue to remove any excess if necessary.

Black Opal Total Coverage Concealing Foundation Black Opal Total Coverage Concealing Foundation

Regular Price: ₦2,350.00

₦2,150.00

Zaron Concealer Zaron Concealer
₦1,810.00
BH Studio Pro Perfecting Concealer BH Studio Pro Perfecting Concealer
₦2,800.00
L.A Girl Pro Concealer L.A Girl Pro Concealer
₦1,350.00

Read the full article by Bridget March here

Teni Beauty

Resident Chief Editor, Signature Reporter.

Teniolami is an accomplished makeup artist and beauty therapist with almost 10years experience in the beauty industry. She is a full-time Beauty Business Coach, Brand & Product Developer, Educator and a soon to-be published Beauty Author

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