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9 Quick Concealer Tips We All Should Know

Here are a few tricks for a flawless complexion! Concealer is a beauty product that should be in every girls’ make-up bag. It helps us look less tired, fresher and brighter. When applied the right way it can seriously change your complexion. Put it on a blemish, dark spot or cover darks spots.


9 quick concealer tips we all should know

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9 quick concealer tips we all should know

#1. Choose the right type
Pick out the right concealer. There are basically two types of concealer. Liquid concealer, which is better for dry skin and thicker/creamy concealer which works best for oily skin.

#2. Choose the right brand
When looking for concealer, try to find one that doesn’t clog your pores, gives the best coverage and choose a colour that suits your skin tone. In my opinion the best concealers are from MAC, Maybelline, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown.

#3. What are you concealing
When you’re covering dark circles use a pink or peach-toned concealer.  Next choose a concealer that is one shade lighter than your foundation and has a yellow undertone to brighten dark circles. And if you want to cover red spots, choose a green-toned concealer to cover the redness.

Green: Cover up red areas
Pink: Even out skin & cover dark circles
Yellow: Works on olive or tan skin and brightens your skin

#4. Prep Your Skin  
Before you’re applying concealer prep your face or eye area with a moisturiser and a primer. The more pigmented your concealer, the more likely it is that it will settle into any fine lines or wrinkles. Apply a good moisturiser first, which plumps up the outer layers of the skin, gives you a smoother surface to apply your concealer.

#5. Apply concealer after your foundation
If you apply your foundation first, you’ll find that you don’t need to use as much concealer. If you apply concealer first, however, you’ll remove most of it while applying your foundation

#6. The technique
The most flattering way to apply concealer is to draw a triangle with the base under your eye and the point toward your cheek. This shape not only conceals dark circles, but it also instantly creates the illusion that your face is lifted. Think of it as holding a flashlight against your cheek, shining the light right underneath your eye, and drawing the focus upward.

#7. Pat not smear
Instead of smearing or spreading it around, you should tap the product around the area to blend or distribute it. The smearing just removes product, tapping will put the concealer where you want it.

#8. Concealing blemishes
When concealing blemishes, first use a green concealer, then cover the area with a concealer that matches your skin tone perfectly. Cancel out a pimple’s redness by applying green concealer with a clean brush to only the pimple (not the skin around it) to avoid spreading the bacteria. Then, use a cotton swab to dab on a high-coverage liquid concealer that matches your skin tone to camouflage the pimple. Blend it into the surrounding skin and finish with setting powder.

#9. Set your concealer
Dip a small brush into a translucent powder (with the excess tapped off) this prevents your concealer from running

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  1. Ali says

    Concealer certainly is a great product to have in the makeup arsenal!

    xx Ali

  2. Hilary Nirvana says

    Love this post<3 thanks for sharing and great tips
    follow for follow?:)


  3. Liz says

    These are such great tips, thanks for sharing!

    xo, Liz

  4. Leonni says

    Concealer is my life-saver most days, cannot go out the house without it! Great post and some really useful tips, thank you :)
    Do you know where I could find green-toned concealers?

  5. Lauren says

    These tips are fabulous! I use a high coverage and medium coverage depending on the finish, and setting under my eyes just makes all the difference

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  6. Natalie Davis says

    I think the best advice is to pat, not smear. That has been my biggest saviour so far and the game changer for concealer. This post is awesome!

  7. Danika Maia says

    Concealer is a girl’s best friend!

    Danika Maia

  8. Anna says

    I rarely wear concealer because honestly I can’t even bother! I tried the green one for red spots, but no, it didn’t do the trick. My skin looked the same when I applied just the concealer that matched my skin tone! For the undereye area I use a hightlighting concealer and noticed that when the area is moisturized properly the concealer doesn’t get into the fine lines!

  9. Charlotte Little says

    I really struggle with concealer as I have scars but try not to wear foundation. Finding one that has high enough coverage and matches my skin tone perfectly so I don’t look patchy is a mission! I’m currently in love with Lily Lolo mineral concealer but it certainly does cling to dry patches. Little Lottie xo

  10. Rachel Shuchat says

    Awesome tips, all very important!


  11. Ruth Napier says

    What’s the best concealer for mini veins under eyes, not black…seems harder to cover

  12. ARYA says

    Well concealer is definitely a must unless someone has naturally refresh and spot free skin specially the under eye part,as it is used to contour too,totally a love part for me,have you checked l.A. girl pro concealer ? I’ve heard a lot about them and they are great :)

  13. Lovely Sharice says

    Wow…never heard of #8 (using a green concealer). Will definitely have to try to see if it can help me cover a few blemishes.

  14. Christy m says

    My favorite concealer wasn’t even mentioned. It’s Maybelline lumi-touch concealer. It’s great for dark circles.

  15. Erin says

    Love this post! Concealer is such an important part of the makeup application. This post gives awesome and simple tips that are easy to follow and help to become more knowledgeable about concealer!

    xx Erin

  16. Tessa says

    I didn’t know that liquid and creams were better for different skin types! Alas I have dry skin but have not found a liquid concealer in the right shade for me :(

  17. Gracious Store says

    Thanks for sharing these tips for concealers, I can’t do without them. They are great beauty essentials

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