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
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
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
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
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
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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