How to Apply Concealer
Concealer is a wonderful beauty resource, but it is important to learn how to apply concealer so you look natural and radiant. Concealer is an excellent way to cover up dark under-eye circles or to hide minor imperfections or dark spots on your face. The secret to applying concealer property is to find the right shade and to use the right technique. By following these few easy steps, you are on your way to a flawless face in no time:
First: Lighten up
Pick a concealer that is one to two shades lighter than your regular foundation. Since you are applying it to darker spots on your face, a lighter color is needed to achieve a balanced look. If the color is too light, it can create a grayish hue on your skin; if it is too dark, your under-eye circles and age spots appear more pronounced.
Second: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Skin needs to stay moist, so hydrate the area you conceal with a high-quality, gentle moisturizer. Use a moisturizer with a 15 to 30 SPF if you are exposed to UV rays at all during the day. Choosing a facial or under-eye cream with "brightening" or "luminescence" adds a layer of brightness to your trouble spots even before the concealer is applied.
Third: Foundation first
If you are going to apply foundation, do that first. By applying the foundation after the lotion is absorbed but before the concealer is used, the foundation provides some coverage to lessen the amount of concealer you need.
Fourth: Carefully conceal
Use the pad of your ring finger to tap the concealer on top of your blemish or dark spot. Repeat this process layer by layer until you achieve the level of coverage you desire.
Fifth: Powder down
Tap on some loose powder to set the foundation and concealer on your face. Don't go too heavy; you only need a small amount of powder to keep your makeup looking fresh all day. You are now ready to face the world looking flawless and bright-eyed!