5 Makeup Artist’s Concealer Secrets for a flawless look
We all know that foundation and concealer go hand in hand, but despite this – there seems to be little to no online information regarding the correct way to apply concealers. Maybe this gap in our knowledge is responsible for those crusty blotches and under-eye creasing that we’ve passively accept as unavoidable.
- Lip balm for creaseless application
Sometimes concealer formulas can be too harsh for the bags under eye area which can dry out the skin and cause creasing. Lori Leib, makeup artist and the creative director of Bodyography Cosmetics shares her under-eye concealer secrets. For smooth concealer application around your eye area, Lori Leib recommends applying concealer with your ring fingers in a dabbing motion.
- Conceal redness with color correctors
Those with a lot of acne can benefit from a green pigmented concealer or color corrector according to celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. Green concealers will cancel out some of the redness from pimples and help even out your skin tone.
- Use highly pigmented products on blemishes
Blemishes are the hardest flaw to conceal, and if you don’t apply your concealer correctly, you could make them stand out even more. The trick is to use densely pigmented products like the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer. Professional makeup artist Sharon Farell also recommends Estée Lauder ‘Double Wear’ Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup.
- Use a primer if you have wrinkles
While neck and chest wrinkles are difficult to hide, those around the eyes present less of a challenge. Makeup artist Sandy Linter claims most makeup artist never put concealer or foundation on fine lines and wrinkles around they eye area because makeup will inevitably crease here.
- Color correct dark circles
If you have visibly dark under-eye circles, you can color correct the area using a peach or orange concealer or color corrector. Maile Pacheco who is the founder of BeGlammed says even orange or peach colored lipstick will work to cancel out some of the blue-ish hues around your eyes. After you’ve applies your color corrector or lipstick, apply regular concealer on top of it and blend well.