Full-coverage foundation is often not the best choice for problematic skin. In fact, just a touch of concealer can help to disguise blemishes, scarring, pigmentation, and discolouration. Pair spot coverage with a lightweight base, and you will have a flawless complexion in no time.
The experts at BECCA understand the importance of a high-performance and long-lasting concealer. Accordingly, the brand has developed a vast range of concealers, all designed to tackle different skincare concerns on varying skin types. Whether you are battling dark circles, acne, or unwanted skin tones, BECCA concealers come in various formulations for dry, oily, mature, and sensitive skin types.
What are the benefits of using concealer?
Typically, concealers are highly pigmented creams and liquids that can be applied to the skin for a full-coverage finish. Whereas foundation is used to smooth out skin tones over a large area, concealers are designed to be used in small areas. A concealer may target specific skincare concerns head-on, such as blemishes, redness, dark undereye circles, and scarring.
Using a full-coverage foundation on areas that do not need it can leave your face looking dry and mask-like. Using a sheerer base and a higher-performance concealer is a great way to enjoy a natural-looking flawless complexion.
Who should use concealer?
Concealer benefits anyone who wants extra coverage on problematic areas. If you are looking to minimise and disguise acne, blemishes, dark circles, pigmentation, and scarring, a BECCA concealer should be a key product in your makeup collection.
How should concealer be applied?
Concealers are typically formulated for either your face or your eyes. Undereye concealer should be applied under the eye area and carefully patted in with your fingertip or a brush. This can then be set with a light powder to prevent undereye concealer creasing, especially on mature skin with fine lines.
Concealer for the face is good for blemishes, scarring, and unwanted pigmentation. On blemishes, it is important to always apply concealer with a clean brush, as fingers or dirty brushes may spread bacteria. Lightly apply product to the affected area and blend in.
What is the purpose of a colour-correcting cream?
BECCA has developed a range of Backlight Colour Correcting Crèmes, all designed to counteract discolouration of the skin. The shades Peach and Papaya are best for blue and ashy tones, such as dark undereye circles and pigmentation. Pistachio, a light green, can be applied to target red and pink tones in the skin. Violet helps to brighten skin and counterbalance dullness and sallow tones.
Colour-correcting creams offer an alternative to caking on full-coverage concealer and foundation, as the former neutralise the discolouration before base makeup application.
What are the benefits of using a creamy concealer?
When choosing a concealer, it is important to find a formula that sits nicely on your skin type. If you have dry or mature skin, you will want to choose a creamy concealer. Creams are more emollient and do not settle into fine lines or dry patches. If you have an oily complexion, a creamy concealer may slide and will not last as long as a product with a drier consistency.