Tired of your makeup getting cakey and or your blemish getting more attention than you? It might just be your concealer. From saving the day when annoying zits pop up to covering up when our eyes have more baggage than we bring on a month-long trip, Concealer is the superhero. But knowing how to apply it properly would do the trick rather than just dabbing carelessly.
Here are 5 mistakes to avoid while using a concealer so that you don’t look like you’re hiding something.
1. Not Preparing the undereye
Not moisturizing enough before applying concealer can make it hard to blend and hurt the delicate area. Be sure to hydrate with a moisturizer or undereye gel and primer to get a smooth finish.
2. Different concealer for different parts
We often make the mistake of using the same concealer for hiding under-eye darkness as well as blemishes. Different parts of your face need different formulas. While liquid concealers are silkier in consistency and are best suitable for under-eye skin, opt for a cream concealer for covering blemishes and acne since they are a little more heavy-duty.
3. Too much is a No-No
If you think dabbing a lot of concealers will work effectively, it’ll just make whatever you’re trying to cover, more pronounced. Instead, begin with a small amount and work your way by blending until there are no obvious edges.
For a more defined look, use foundation prior to concealer, that way you won’t end up using too much concealer in the first place.
4. Too bright or too light?
You want to make it luminous, but you end up wearing a shade that’s way too pale than your complexion! To avoid this mishap, choose a concealer that’s one or two shades lighter than your foundation.
5. Additional Tips
Use a proper concealer brush or blender to blend instead of your fingers. Finally, don’t forget to set your concealer with a light dust of setting powder to avoid unwanted crease lines.
Text by: Ipsita Ghosh, IBTN9