Concealer is a godsent beauty product, we all agree to this. But very few of us have really mastered the art of using it to its full potential. Most women end up using too little or too much of it or worse, the wrong shade.
Being a beauty writer comes with its benefits; we are constantly looking for ways to simplify beauty and share it with our readers. Therefore, today we are going to tell you exactly how to achieve a flawless complexion by using the concealer mapping technique.
Prep your skin
Start by cleaning your skin with a cleanser and following it up with a moisturiser. Don’t forget to apply an under eye cream to ensure your concealer goes on smoothly and does not settle into creases.
Apply under the eyes
After applying your primer and foundation base, start by dabbing concealer on your under-eye area. If you have dark circles, you will have to colour correct the area before applying concealer to match it with the rest of your skin tone. Use a liquid concealer that is the same shade as your skin tone or slightly lighter for a flawless finish.
Under and above your brows
Dot concealer above the brow and along the brow bone, blend well. This will ensure your makeup really stands out. It will also make your brows look fuller and on fleek. Remember to blend well using a makeup sponge or small brush that can easily reach corners and delicate areas of the eyes.
Chin and around the nose
The area around your nostrils, chin and corners of the mouth is generally slightly darker than the rest of your facial skin tone. Whether you have any problem spots to hide around these areas or not, it is wise to dab and blend some concealer on these spots to ensure a flawless look.
Ensure everything is blended
Other than the above-mentioned areas, if you have blemishes or dark spots, dab and blend some concealer on those areas as well. However, before you move on to the next makeup product ensure everything is blended well. If you notice areas where the concealer hasn’t blended well, use a damp makeup sponge and gently dab to diffuse any lines.