Tbh, before I plunged into the world of makeup and learnt all about it - I believe I must have missed a tutorial on how to use concealer effectively. It took me an excessive amount of time to realise that concealer should be applied on top of foundation (can you believe it?!) and that gently dabbing it onto the skin instead of dragging it is the secret to achieving a smooth and natural look. As a result, I've made it my mission to uncover the ultimate tips, tricks, and hacks for concealer application and share them with everyone. And if you’re interested in learning more…keep reading to discover the definitive guide on how to apply concealer flawlessly, including some lesser-known techniques that can revolutionise your makeup routine.

What is the Best Way to Apply Concealer Under the Eyes: The Basics

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5 Steps: The Best Way to Apply Concealer Under the Eyes

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1. Pick the right concealer


Be sure you get your hands on a recipe that meets all of your needs before you start hiding anything. Would you prefer something breathable and hydrating for concealer use? Do you require a long-lasting, full-coverage formula? There is always a plethora of concealers for you to pick from, so experiment with a few formulas until you find one that appeals to you. Naturally, if you're in need of a recommendation, this choice is a wonderful place to start: the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Liquid Concealer. Bringing to life crease-free goodness, this 2-in-1 formula can be used along with a primer or just as is. Taking away all that extra oiliness, this long-lasting concealer is all you need to make a lasting impression, literally.

2. Prep it up


Enter your prime time and load your face with the right proportion of primer. The right one will give you that airbrushed look, making your face a clean slate for makeup application - plus, also making all your beauty efforts stay on for longer. And once you’re done with the p factor you might wonder which product to get your hands on next(?)

And although it's debatable, it's generally a good idea to apply your concealer after your foundation unless you're trying for a softer, no-makeup appearance. When you sweep on your foundation or powder products after applying concealer, you really end up eliminating the majority of it. Nevertheless, if you start with foundation (and primer!), you'll use a lot less concealer overall and get a result with more full coverage. It resembles that you are applying a base on top of it.

3. Application is everything


While you might be tempted to sweep your concealer right on top of your under-eye circles or bags, resist the urge because doing so will only draw attention to puffiness. To lighten your face and minimise any discoloration, draw an upside-down triangle with your concealer. Once the shape is evident and enough concealer is deposited under your eyes - use your ring finger, dab the concealer into your skin. If shape-making and concealer use in the right places isn’t your strongest suit, get your hands on a stick concealer. Providing the right grip, it allows smooth application without any fuss. As a recommendation, we’re here for the Lakmé Absolute SPF 20 Concealer Stick. Promising great coverage and protection from sun damage, this handy fix is my makeup kit MVP.

And even though this application route may seem very traditional, it's true: As the weakest of your fingers, your ring finger will apply just the proper amount of pressure to blend your concealer without causing any damage to the sensitive area around your eyes. Not a fan of using your fingers to apply makeup? Use a wet concealer brush.

4. Cancel with colours


If your classic concealer use just isn’t cutting it when it comes to covering red spots or dark patches, understand the colour wheel formula and pick your skin’s most compatible hue - which can help cancel the imperfections. Such as for the redness drama, pick a green high-coverage corrector and for pigmented areas? Red will do the trick…and so on and so forth. Deep dive into this topic to understand your skin’s setbacks and connect it with a complementary hue.

5. Time to set


We just got to say it: setting your concealer with powder might be the most crucial step in your makeup routine and is the perfect way to use concealer. Without setting powder, your concealer might crease and ruin the flawless look you worked hard to achieve. To ensure that your concealer stays in place and is crease-free, lightly apply your setting powder all over your face. This simple step will help lock in your makeup and keep it looking great throughout the day. And lastly for the final garnish, 5 minutes after you’ve left the powder to set - spray your face with setting spray - this will ensure your makeup looks appealing for as long as you’re out and about.

FAQs about What is the Best Way to Apply Concealer Under the Eyes

Concealing all those queries, one answer at a time.

Q1 How to create a natural makeup look for brown skin?

It’s strongly recommended to pick the right foundation shade and undertone (a concept you must understand,) use the right texture of bronzer, highlighter and blush - depending on your skin type.

Q2 Does setting spray really help when it comes to locking the makeup?

Yes, setting sprays absolutely make a difference in the wear of your makeup for it evidently prolongs the life of your makeup.