One of the main jobs of makeup is covering up blemishes. If your skin is too red, or your eyes are too dark, or your pimples and age spots are distracting, you can erase the problem area with some strategically placed concealer. Seriously, concealer is your best friend. So here are some makeup concealer tips to make sure you are getting the most out of your makeup routine!
Makeup Concealer Tips
1. Cosmopolitan recommends applying foundation before applying concealer.
2. If you are trying to cover a red blemish, Covergirl recommends choosing a concealer with a cooler tone.
3. If you have dark blue and purple circles around your eyes, Birch Box recommends applying a red layer to help neutralize the color, then apply concealer on top.
4. The best way to apply concealer under your eyes, says Cosmopolitan, is in a triangle shape.
5. If you’re worried that a large triangle under your eye is too much concealer, xoVain suggests applying just a few strategically placed dots of concealer under your eye.
6. Covergirl suggests picking a concealer tone just barely lighter than your skin. This will help you look fresh and bright–just make sure it’s not too light!
7. After you’ve finished applying concealer, Beautylish recommends letting it sit for about 20 minutes. It may change colors as it oxidizes.
8. If your concealer tends to look cakey, Cosmopolitan suggests splitting a tissue in half and blotting the concealer after you’ve applied it.
More Makeup Concealer Tips
9. Career Girl Daily recommends patting on your concealer rather than smearing it. Patting will get the product in the places you want it. Smearing will remove the product.
10. Covergirl recommends that you apply stay-put mascara and eyeshadow after your concealer. The last thing you want is dark flecks accentuating the circles under your eyes!
11. Marie Claire recommends choosing a concealer with moisturizing properties. This will keep your skin from getting dry, and keep it fresh and youthful.
12. Cosmopolitan suggests lining the edge of your eyebrows with a bit of concealer to lift your eyes and help them pop.
13. When covering rosacea, Covergirl recommends first applying primer, then a moisturizer with spf, then a concealer only on the red areas. Make sure you use a circular motion.
14. Makeup Box recommends applying concealer not just on top of pimples and blemishes, but in the surrounding areas as well. This will help your blemish blend in.
15. Cosmopolitan suggests lining your eyes with a light concealer in three main areas: the inner v, beneath the brow, and the center of the eyelid. You’re eyes will look brighter and more awake.
16. If your under-eye concealer looks a bit too heavy or thick, Covergirl recommends combing it with an eye cream for a nicer finish.
17. Beautylish recommends always dusting concealer with a translucent finishing powder. This will keep the concealer from settling in wrinkles and crevices.