If you ask a beauty expert or makeup enthusiast what product they can’t live without, you’ll find that concealers are likely to be among the most common answers. Another little known fact about concealers is that they can cover more than dark marks, blemishes and pigmentation. You can grow out of certain makeup products, but concealers will always be a part of our makeup collection. In some cases, you will accumulate different shades concealer from different brands, the result of a trial and error phase until you find the perfect shade! But don’t remove them at this time. They can be MUCH more valuable to you than you realize.
If you’re one of those who limit the possibilities of concealers for these tasks, now you’re ready to use them even more! Go through the locations and start creating and shaping the face using the masking tools.
What do you need to know? So, read on to find out!
Concealer 1: Cover dark circles
One of the first products that comes to mind when you think of how to hide dark circles is concealer. A simple concealer can reduce the appearance of under-eye bags, discoloration and fine lines without the need for additional product. Although you can use concealer to hide dark circles, we recommend that you prep your skin before applying. Apply concealer on the skin and apply a shade of concealer. The color corrector, peach or orange, is very effective in covering dark circles, dark pigmentation and blemishes. When applying it to your eyes, spread it evenly. After that, select a full coverage concealer on top of the concealer and blend gently. Then apply some setting powder.
Concealer Hack #2 – Use for contouring
Do you want to achieve a pout but can’t find a contouring stick? Consider a concealer that can help! You just need to choose an eyeshadow shade that is one or two shades darker than your skin tone. Use this shade as you would a bronzer to define and contour your jawline, nose and cheekbones. Blend the concealer with an eyeliner brush. Voila! When applying concealer, be sure to use a soft hand and blend quickly to prevent the concealer from looking patchy. This innovative technique can add more dimension to your facial features and overall appearance!
Concealer Hack #3 Reel in the Glow
Breaking news! Concealer can double as a highlighter! To highlight, choose a shade two shades lighter than your skin tone. This can help bring out the highlights on your face. Place it in the middle of the forehead and the bridge of the nose, apply it on the cupid’s bow and under the eyes. You can also get soft and shiny cheeks with the concealer of the same shade. All you need to do is mix it with a creamy pink liquid lipstick and apply it to your cheekbones.
Concealer Hack #4 – Chubby Little
One of the most effective ways to use concealers is to create fuller lips, highlight them, and correct lipstick mistakes. You might be wearing the prettiest shade of lipstick; however, the lips are not clearly defined; color alone is unlikely to make a difference. Concealer will make a difference! If you want to make your lips look fuller, choose a concealer that matches your skin tone. Apply it over the lip liner of your choice and blend. After that, use the eyeliner to outline the lips and fill in the lips with lipstick. You are done! If you want to correct lipstick mistakes, especially when you use an intense shade of lipstick, you can apply concealer. Apply concealer to the area of the mouth where the lipstick has lost its shine. Use a makeup brush to remove the smudges, but avoid getting close to the lips.