For a flawless makeup look, concealer is essential. There are a tonne of different uses for concealer beyond brightening and concealing, if you have the right concealer.
Choose your concealer based on your unique colouring, and your purpose in using the concealer.
You can tackle everything from dark under-eye circles to red spots with this go-to advice on how to nail these easy concealer techniques.
You don’t necessarily have to match your under-eye concealer to your skin
For a brightening effect, your under-eye concealer shouldn’t match your skin colour. While you want your foundation shade to be spot-on, you can strategise a bit more with concealer.
When you're working on red spots, the objective is to make them blend into the rest of your skin, so it makes sense to use a concealer the same shade as your skin.
When you're working with dark under-eye circles, your goal is to slightly lighten the area. This means a lighter shade should do the job
For under-eye concealer:
Go for a shade that's around 1-2 shades lighter than your skin. If you have to choose between two products, for example one that's one shade lighter and one that's three shades lighter - grab the concealer that's closer to your natural skin tone.
An easy way to find a good match is to test cover-up on the veins on your wrist. If the product hides your veins and looks natural, it'll look perfect under your eyes.