Did you know you have a magician in your vanity kit? This little product helps hide skin imperfections such as dark spots and blemishes and leaves your face looking brighter and more awake. No points for guessing, we’re talking about concealer!

Up until now, we’ve used concealer to brighten our under-eye and hide bumps and other problem areas. But, did you know that your concealer can do a lot more than this? From acting as an eye primer and foundation to helping you achieve fuller lashes, you’ll be surprised to know about all the different ways you can use this wonder product in your makeup routine.

surprising uses of concealer

To prime your lids

To buy or not to buy—this is one question we’re always asking ourselves when it comes to investing in eye primers. But you also cannot do without them. After all, you need a sheer base for your eyeshadow to look great. Well, you’ll be happy to know that your concealer can do the trick for you. A tiny bit of concealer will not only provide a sheer coverage to the lids but also keep sweat and oil at bay. Win-win!

surprising uses of concealer

To make your lips look fuller

If you’ve ever been disappointed by how the intensity of your lip colour changes before and after application, then you’re in for a little treat. Applying some concealer before going in with your lipstick can make your lips look fuller naturally and make your lip colour pop. Yes, you read that right! All you need to do is cover your lips with a thin layer of concealer, right till the outer corner. Blend well before you uncap your bullet lipstick.

surprising uses of concealer

Doubles up as foundation

While we are all loyal to our trusty foundation, we’ve had days when we’ve run out of our treasured bottle. On such days when you want to put your best face forward but have no foundation in sight, you can reach for your liquid concealer. All you need to do is mix one part concealer with two parts of your regular day cream. Yes, it works!

surprising uses of concealer

For fuller, voluminous lashes

If you’re layering multiple coats of mascara and still not achieving the desired results, then here’s a hack that you’re going to absolutely love. Before going in with your mascara, dip a Q-tip in liquid concealer and coat your lashes with it. Follow up with two generous coats of mascara and you’ll have sensational lashes ready to make a statement!

surprising uses of concealer

To contour

Bought a concealer darker than your shade? Wait, don’t discard it already! You can use it to contour, girl! Take that concealer and draw lines on the high points of your face such as cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. Blend well and leave people wondering how you’re contouring game is so on fleek!

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