Use concealer to correct, define, and contour the face.
If you are like most women, you use concealer to brighten the dark undereye area or correct uneven skin pigmentation. However, you are missing out on four other areas of the face where concealer can be used to define and chisel your look, especially for women with full faces. Here, I will show you five concealer hacks for better makeup results. See the video above that showcases these simple and easy techniques.
Concealer is a great tool to brighten up dark circles. Brightening reflectors create an illuminated effect that makes the eyes look awake and alert. Apply make-up FIRST and then dab concealer beneath the eyes. Applying the concealer first and then the make-up will only smear the concealer. The color should be one shade lighter than your make-up. Or, use concealer with an orange or peach hue to help mask dark under-eye circles. Use powder over the concealer for a final finish.
Want flawless looking eyebrows? After applying eyebrow liner, outline beneath and above the brow line with concealer. See the above video for a demonstration. For a great brow liner, try Avon’s $4 wonder.
Bonus secret. Extend the concealer from beneath the brow down to cover the top the eye as a base to prevent eyeshadow from creasing! This tip is especially useful for us women over 50 who can have challenges with creased eyeshadow.
Create a great looking lip by lining the OUTSIDE of the lip with concealer AFTER lipstick has been applied. The concealer will help to pop the color, prevent any feathering, correct any mistakes outside of the lipline, and create a more polished look.
As an alternative to a highlight stick, use concealer to contour the face. Concealer can be placed anywhere on the face that you want to illuminate and create angles. For fuller faces, it is recommended to place on the bridge of the nose, the temples, and on the cheekbones. To complete the contour look, place a concealer two shades darker than your complexion below the cheekbones, on the outer temples and jawline. Or you can buy a special contour stick. See Avon’s dual tipped contour and highlighter in one here.
Be sure to use the correct makeup brushes for the best application. See my blog that takes you through a demo of the most popular brushes.
To hide pimples, use a concealer that has a green hue. If one is not available, then use a concealer that is close to your skin tone. Place directly on the pimple and then apply make-up, followed by powder.
These five concealer hacks for better makeup results will create a brighter complexion, more refined appearance, and no one will know that you didn’t get a good night sleep. Try the following brands.
- Chanel le Correcteur de Chanel in Rose, Peach, and Green hues
- Mary Kay Perfecting Concealer
- Avon Ideal Flawless Concealer offers 13 shades
- Avon Contour Stick in three finishes
- MAC Pro Palette Studio Finish Skin Corrector with 6 color-correcting shades
- Estee Lauder
- Fenty Instant Retouch Concealer
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