When faced with dark circles and annoying zits caused by stress, slaving, and cramming, it’s easy for one to just reach for a tube of concealer to camouflage battle scars of long sleepless nights. And sometimes the stress gets to you so much that you tend to overdo it and end up using your concealer as foundation. So how does one use her concealer properly? Read on as we show you how.
HOW TO APPLY (AND SAVE UP) YOUR CONCEALER:
- For starters, be sure to apply your foundation first. Putting on foundation already covers up a lot, it automatically cuts down the imperfections you need to go back on. You’ll be surprised to see how little concealer you’ll need.
- Concealer can be thick and become cake-y as the day progresses. Spot conceal by applying just a thin layer instead of putting on one thick one. Take a step closer and back to check if there are any spots that need a little bit more.
FOR UNDER EYE CIRCLES:
- The goal should always be to make your eyes look brighter. A shade lighter always works for this area.
- When applying, take your concealer down into a triangle instead of dotting it across your under eye.
- Starting from the inner corner, swipe your brush downward then return to the corner and apply another line next to the one you just made. Once you’ve made it to the end of your eye, go over it with your brush and gently blend with feathered strokes.
FOR DARK SPOTS:
- Use a heavier concealer in covering up scars and discolorations as it contains less oil and lasts longer.
- Cover the entire area then go over it again with a lifting concealer before blending it in with a damp brush or sponge.
- Set it with translucent powder.
FOR RED SPOTS:
- Use a green concealer to neutralize the color. Start by applying it right in the middle then blending outwards onto your skin.
- Then, use your regular concealer by dabbing it on gently as you cover the spot completely and evening out your skin tone.
FOR THE AREA AROUND YOUR NOSE:
- Using your finger, pat a small bit of cream concealer around your nose area, covering it completely and blending outward to your cheeks.
- Take your liquid concealer, highlighter, and moisturizer and mix well.
- Using a brush, dab it on the puffy areas of your face and make sure to blend evenly.
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