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How to choose the perfect concealer

Concealer is an underrated makeup product. Read more to know how to select the perfect concealer shade for yourself.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | November 30, 2019 5:33:32 pm
concealer, how to select concealer, how to apply concealer, makeup tips and tricks, indian express, lifestyle Concealers are your one-stop solution to hiding dark circles, blemishes, and pimples. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

There’s no need to go under the knife or cancel a date just because of that unwanted pimple. Don’t want people staring in your eyes (read: dark circles), concealer comes to your rescue.

However, although this magic makeup product promises, and sometimes turns out to be too good to be true, but one also needs to learn how to use the magic wand and find the right one for themselves.

Fret not, we have you covered with these simple rules that you need to follow and keep in mind.

You will need two different shades

concealer, how to select concealer, how to apply concealer, makeup tips and tricks, indian express, lifestyle Buy one concealer to match your skin in the summer and another for the winter. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

Remember, your complexion isn’t the same throughout the year. Buy one concealer to match your skin in the summer and another for the autmn/winter. Later, you can mix the two for your in-between shade for the rest of the year.

Different colours cover different things

concealer, how to select concealer, how to apply concealer, makeup tips and tricks, indian express, lifestyle The green concealer is known to hide those strong unwanted pimple marks. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

The foremost point when buying a concealer depends on what you’re trying to cover up. Yellow-tone concealers are known to neutralize bluish undereye circles. While those with a peachy base should go for brown or yellowish circles. While the green concealer is known to hide those strong unwanted pimple marks and finally to cover redness, choose a concealer that matches your skin exactly.

Always apply in natural light

concealer, how to select concealer, how to apply concealer, makeup tips and tricks, indian express, lifestyle The best place to apply concealer is near a sun-drenched window(Photo: Thinkstock Images)

Bad lighting can ruin your choice of concealer. The best place to figure out the apt shade is to stand near an area which receives optimum sunlight for you to help understand your tone and that of the concealer’s. This will also tell how is the product performing and does it look good enough post application.

Don’t overdo it

concealer, how to select concealer, how to apply concealer, makeup tips and tricks, indian express, lifestyle Skip the magnifying mirror, you’ll inadvertently wind up overapllying. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

Using your fingers to apply a concealer leads to the product settling in creases and looking cakey. Instead, use a synthetic concealer brush and make a thin triangle under your eyes. Only use your fingertips to gently pat in the colour.

Little tip: Skip the magnifying mirror, you’ll inadvertently wind up over-applying and making your under eye look cakey.

Know where to not apply concealer

concealer, how to select concealer, how to apply concealer, makeup tips and tricks, indian express, lifestyle Concealer settles into fine lines and draws attention to them. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

We know you would never, but just in case, don’t ever put concealer on eyelids because it makes them look heavy. Also, avoid undereye bags because concealer actually highlights them. Lastly, skip crow’s feet. Concealer settles into fine lines and draws attention to them.

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