Hi everyone, for this week’s blog post I thought I would share some tips on how to apply concealer. Concealing is an extremely important part of makeup and if done correctly, can make a world of difference to the finished look.
I’m sure you have all seen videos or pictures over complicating it and have thought its probably too difficult to attempt. The photo below is an example of the areas you can apply a concealer in which the aim is to ‘conceal and brighten.’
As you can see, I have applied concealer under my eyes, on my eyelids as a primer for eyeshadow, the centre of my forehead and my chin. You can also apply it down the centre of the nose too, but lets not complicate it for today. Contouring works best when the centre of the face is lighter so that the perimeters can be emphasised, using products such as bronzer and highlighter. A few products I recommend for this part of concealing on a fair-medium skin tone is:
- Collection Concealer Shade 0 or 1
- MAC Pro Long Wear Concealer shade NC15
- NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer shade Vanilla
These are just a few of the concealers I love and the list could most definitely go on.
Up next you want to use either a beauty blender or brush to blend out the concealer into the foundation.
If you suffer from acne or perhaps the foundation you are using is a light/medium coverage, then you can use concealer to cover these problem areas. It is important that unless you have fair skin and no tan, to use a darker shade of concealer as shown in the photo above. Aim for a shade as close to the colour of your foundation as possible. The Collection Concealer in shade 2 or 3 is a great option for this. The main reason is that you just want to ‘conceal’ these areas and not brighten, highlight or draw any attention to them.
The next steps is to use either a pressed or translucent powder to set the areas you concealed, and the foundation too. Depending on your age and skin type will determine the areas that you need to set.
Once the makeup is set you are ready to add some definition to the face.
In the coming week’s I will do another blog post on how to contour and bronze, so make sure and sign up to receive an email notification when that goes live.
Thank you for reading,
Love Sarah xxx