A concealer addresses a mind boggling spectrum of issues. A multipurpose product, it is lauded for its ability to counter a multitude of skin-related concerns like pores, wrinkles, lines, dark circles, etc. Instead of lugging a filled-to-the-brim makeup pouch everywhere, why not let your concealer save the day?

But  before we jump into the multiple ways to use concealer, let us introduce you to our newest crush — Lakmé Primer + Matte Liquid Concealer. This concealer comes with an in-built primer and does more than just cover under-eye bags. The smooth, creamy formula glides effortlessly over the skin to even out skin tone, conceal spots and blemishes, and also minimise the appearance of pores. The best bit? It’s oil-free, moisturising and comes with SPF 25. Now, that’s what we call a winning-product!

Read on for five game-changing ways to use your concealer…

 

 

01. To define your eyebrows

To define your eyebrows

You can use a concealer to mimic the neatness of well-groomed eyebrows. After filling them in, just border the area under your eyebrows with a little concealer — right from where the brows begin to the tail-end. You can use a flat brush to achieve precision. Now, blend the concealer outwards, towards the eyelids. Ensure that you use a concealer that compliments your complexion. The Lakmé Primer + Matte Liquid Concealer comes in eight shades suitable for Indian skin tones. So you’re bound to find your perfect match. You can replicate these steps on the area above your eyebrows for more definition.

 

02. To prime your lids

To prime your lids

If your eyeshadow isn’t popping like you want it to, just dab some concealer on to your lids. This doesn’t just amplify your eyeshadow colour, but also enhances the longevity of your makeup, and smoothens the lids for a seamless blend of colours. You can dab a bit of concealer on your lids, and set it with a nude/beige eyeshadow or setting powder.

 

03. As a tinted moisturiser

As a tinted moisturiser

A concealer cannot quite work as a foundation, because its formula is usually heavier, so you will end up using way more product than required and end up with a cakey finish. But you can certainly use your concealer as a tinted moisturiser, if you’re looking for light-to-medium coverage. Just mix a liquid concealer like the Lakmé Primer + Matte Liquid Concealer with your usual moisturiser, and blend into your skin with your fingertips. Easy-peasy!

 

04. To accentuate your lips

To accentuate your lips

Do you want to play up your lips just a little? Stipple the outer edges of your lips with a concealer to blur out your natural lip line, and blend it inwards with a concealer brush. Now, trace a lip liner a little over the contours of your lips, and blend it towards the centre of your lips. You can then apply lipstick as usual. Try using a shade that’s a little lighter than the liner as this plays into the illusion of fuller lips. Once you’re done, dab a little concealer towards the centre of your lips, and blend it outwards for an ombre effect.

 

05.To contour your cheeks

To contour your cheeks

How do you recreate that coveted chiselled look effortlessly? All you need is concealer. Sweep some across the hollows of your cheeks, and blend it into your skin. Make sure to choose a shade that’s two shades darker than your skin tone . Set it with translucent powder.