Probably the makeup product most us women can’t live without, the item we would take with us to a desert island, the difference between looking sleep deprived and remotely human – it’s all about concealer!
What is concealer for? Yes you guessed it, to conceal areas needing a little extra coverage. Its as simple as that yet so many of us misuse this product e.g. as a corrector, highlighter. It really depends on what area of your face needs that extra coverage but always remember – Less is more, instead of piling on the product follow my tips below:
Ok so coverage for your under eyes:
Here you want to study your eyes and define exactly what the problem is. Do you have under eye bags? if so, what undertone do they have? This is where the corrector comes into play;
Blue – Orange corrector
Purple – Yellow corrector
Red- Green corrector
Remember, these are use for the sole purpose of providing color balancing NOT for coverage. therefore keep the product used to a minimum (Unlike those ridiculous instagram videos).
Next, get yourself a concealer that matches your skin tone. The consistency of this will allow you to create a thicker coverage for darker bags or less coverage for those luckier girls. A common misconception is that your concealer needs to be two shades lighter then your face – this can leave your under eyes looking ashy so best to avoid this advice.
The lighter concealer can be applied after as an optional step (but ensure this is not directly under the eye leave a small gap under your eye to retain that natural look).
The last stage is of course to powder- My absolute hands down fave has to be the Laura Mercier secret under eye powder. – and your done 🙂
On blemishes of the face:
Firstly, again we start with the correcting principle – usually blemishes have a red tone so we would need to balance using a green corrector. After this we conceal using a product that matches our foundation exactly. – Thats all there is to it!
My Favorite Concealers??
I have three favorite concealers, for three different moods.
- BUDGET CONCEALER: Maybelline erase eye concealer £7.99 (low coverage)
- WORK CONCEALER: Nars creamy concealer £19.00 (medium coverage)
- PARTY-TIME CONCEALER: Kevyn Aucoin sensual skin enhancer £38.00 (high coverage)
All three are tried an tested and absolutely fantastic!
Hope this was useful for you all 🙂