By emilyfaith85, Nov 14 2019 10:41AM
Concealer is without doubt my desert island product. Concealer is the product that can save you from wearing too much foundation or even wearing foundation at all. It's much thicker than foundation and will grip to the skin much better and therefore will cover spots, blemishes and dark circles far more effectively.
What order to apply it... Apply your primer as usual and your concealer comes next (unless you're using a colour correcting product too, in which case apply the colour corrector and follow with concealer). Apply it either with a clean finger or a small fluffy blending brush. You then apply your foundation over the top. If the concealer has shifted in places (particularly if you're covering a bad breakout) then reapply concealer now where needed. Set the make up with a powder. Press the powder onto the skin gently to avoid moving and more product.
Purchasing the right concealer.
You want a concealer that matches your skin tone or is a touch lighter. If it's too dark then it will almost make your skin look grubby.
Remember when applying concealer to your under eyes that it will settle into lines and creases there's not a huge amount you can do about this apart from patting it in a few times while it's setting. Don't apply any powder under your eyes if you struggle with creasing as this can make it worse. By patting it in it will eventually stop gathering in the creases.
I always apply concealer in the following places... dark circles, spots, dark spots, around the corner of the nose, and under the brow before applying eye shadow.
My favourite concealers are... Arbonne Concealer (great for covering spots)
Maybelline New York Fit me and anti age eraser (good for under eyes)
Mac pro-long wear concealer comes in loads of different shades
Revolution conceal and define concealer. Great value for money and good coverage
Do you have a favourite concealer?