Watched 3452 makeup videos, but still can’t seem to ace that makeup look? But wait, before you doubt your makeup skills, have you considered switching the products you’re using?

Your makeup game can be A+ but using the wrong products can totally ruin the final look. Especially if you’re using the wrong shade and texture of concealer - it can crease and make you look ashy *yikes* . We understand, with so many options available, it can get a little confusing. But not anymore, cause we’re going to share a few simple tips and tricks that will help you choose the right shade and texture of concealer. Take a look.

 

Texture

Texture

When it comes to makeup, always pick a formula that is made for your skin type in mind. If you have dry skin, avoid using liquid concealer as it won’t blend easily and make the dry patches look more prominent. Cream and powder-based concealers have a better staying power, but those with dry skin type should avoid this too, as they do not blend easily. Stick concealers such as the Lakme Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick SPF 20 work well for those with dry skin as it gives an opaque layer and hides all the imperfections underneath. Women with oily skin can use both liquid and cream based concealers as they blend into the skin easily and do not clog the pores. The Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer is perfect for those with oily skin type.

 

Correctors

Correctors

Ever wondered what funky concealers like orange and green do? We’ll tell you. Green concealers or correctors are used to banish the redness that comes with acne and blemishes. They are applied only on problematic areas and not the entire face. A peach or orange shade concealer is used to hide the dark under eye area.

 

Shade

Shade

While choosing concealer shades, here are a few tricks that will help you get it right each time. If you are looking for a concealer for your face, test it on your jawline, just like how you would test a foundation shade. If possible, check how it looks in natural light before making the purchase. Remember: concealer should always be a shade lighter than your natural skin tone. If you are buying a concealer for the under eye area, try it on the skin of your wrist, over your veins. If the concealer hides the veins, you have chosen the right one.