Concealer is one of those products that I love and I don’t know why. There’s not much to it; it’s just concealer. But something about it is so magical to me! Am I the only one who thinks that? ( I really hope not lol)
There are so many different concealer formulas and packaging out there and everyone’s always talking about them. But nobody ever really talks about how to apply concealer and how to make it look great. So that’s what I’m gonna do today.
I’ve been testing out many different tricks that work with any concealer formula and I’ve finally narrowed it down to the most important ones. If you want to up your concealer game, don’t go anywhere!
Tip #1 – Properly Moisturize
This seems like a very obvious step but a lot of people overlook it. Properly moisturizing under the eyes makes the concealer on top look smoother and wear better throughout the day. It prevents your under eyes from looking cake-y and creasy.
I recommend using something like the Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème because it’s designed to help concealer wear but there are many other eye creams that work perfectly for this as well. Just remember, don’t over-apply product. If you do you could end up looking like a creasy mess and nobody wants that.
Tip #2 – Pick Wisely
As I previously mentioned there are a ton of different concealer products so it’s important to get to know your skin and figure out which formula works best for you. But whenever you’re picking a concealer always remember to go for one that’s 1-2 shades lighter than your skin and is in the right undertone for you.
Some concealers are more yellow and others are pinkier and they react differently to different skin tones. It’s important to know which one works best for you to get better results out of your concealer.
Tip #3 – Use a Corrector (optional)
There’s a whole controversy surrounding color correcting. Some think it’s a waste of time and money and other’s swear by it. I think it’s a really useful extra step if you need it. If you have really good under eyes and just use concealer as a brightening product, you don’t really need to use a corrector. But, if you suffer from really dark under eyes and concealer never completely covers them, you might need to color correct.
Using a peachy corrector prior to concealer will help you hide the discoloration and use less product. If you have super dark under eyes and don’t use a corrector you might be piling a lot of concealer on your face to try to cover up the darkness. That, in turn, makes your under eyes look cake-y and unattractive. If you use a bit of corrector before concealing you won’t need to pile the product on and your face will look so much more natural.
Tip #4 – Don’t Over-apply
We all see beauty gurus all over the internet apply concealer like there’s no tomorrow. And while that may look great in pictures and video, it’s not that practical for everyday life.
I find that with concealer, less is more. I suggest you only apply concealer to the areas that need it and build it up if you need to. It’s a lot easier to add than to take off so start lightly and build up the coverage. That way you’ll have more control over how it looks.
Tip #5 – Don’t Blend Right Away
This sounds like the most bizarre tip but it works. I’ve heard of various MUAs that use this trick so I started using it myself and it has changed my concealer game.
When you go in and apply your concealer, don’t blend it all out right away. Slightly blend it, let it set for a few seconds and then proceed to blend the edges. This will ensure that you get maximum coverage out of your concealer without having to pile it on. The wait time varies between formulas so just experiment until you get it right.
Tip #6 – Set Lightly
Baking was really popular for a while but now I feel it’s slowly dying down. I’m not against it but I think that we don’t need that much powder under our eyes for everyday wear.
I have found that when I add a small amount of powder under my eyes, I set the concealer underneath and it doesn’t look super dry. When you go in with less powder, your under eyes look more natural and not overly matte. The amount of powder you use to set your concealer depends on your skin type and needs. So my advice to you is to experiment and figure out the amount that works for you. But always remember less is more.
Do you have any other concealer tips or tricks? I’m all ears so let me know in the comment section! I’d also love to know if these work out for you 🙂
Thank you all so much for reading! I hope you learned something new today!
See you next week,