Sometimes, foundation just isn’t enough. If you're trying to banish blemishes, ditch discolouration, and send dark under-eye bags packing, all you need is the right concealer. From all-purpose concealers to highly pigmented cure-all concealers, these powerful little products can cure whatever ails you.
Whether you go for waterproof blemish concealer that glosses over even the biggest, most irritated spots or a colour-correcting cream that gives you the skin of your dreams, concealer is a must-have. Even the most naturally beautiful women on the planet never leave home without this stuff.
Ready to start shopping? At minimum, you need to pick up two different concealers. First, you want to have one that works on blemishes and red spots. You probably know what sort of skin issues you're looking to fix, so work with those. If you have oily skin, look for a matte concealer. Prone to redness? Get a green-based concealer that will counteract red tones.
Next up, you've got to pick out the right under-eye concealer. The skin under your eyes is totally different from any other skin, so treat it with TLC to reduce puffiness and prevent premature ageing.
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Hey, ladies! Want flawless skin? Get it from a tube or pot! Concealer can give you an instantly airbrushed look. For picture-perfect results, all you need is a little know-how and some pro-quality concealer.
When it comes to concealer, it's important not to cheap out. Simply put, watered-down, 'one-size-fits-all' concealers are a waste of time. Why bother carefully applying concealer, only to have it worn away by noon? If you're going to spend the time in front of the mirror, use high-quality products that produce real results and stick with you.
If you want professional results, you need professional-quality products. When it comes to makeup, one of the best things you can invest in is a concealer palette. It’s rare that anyone has an exact Light, Medium, or Dark complexion.
You've all got your own unique skin shades and undertones. If you're having trouble finding the right colour, grab a concealer palette that includes several shades with a range of pink and yellow undertones, so you can blend up the perfect batch.
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Whether you're going for a simple, everyday office look or a striking glam look, concealer is an absolute essential. To get your dream skin, it’s important to know what you're doing. Here are a few quick concealer DO's and DON’Ts.
DO: Apply your foundation first. If you're wearing a full face of foundation, apply it before your concealer. Otherwise, you’ll just end up smearing your concealer all over, and it’ll blend in with your foundation.
DON’T: Draw a line under your eye. For the most flattering concealer, fill in an upside-down triangle under your eye. This highlights the centre of your cheek and creates the illusion of lifted skin.
DO: Always keep a green concealer handy. When you're covering blemishes, start with a green product to neutralise the redness. Obviously, green spots aren’t any better than red ones, so you’ll want to follow up with a concealer that's a perfect match for your skin.
DON’T: Match your under-eye concealer to your skin. To counteract dark circles, opt for a colour-correcting concealer that has an orange base.
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