We aren’t exaggerating when we say that finding a concealer tube made for you can be totally life-changing. While it definitely helps you cover dark circles, blemishes, pigmentation, etc., if used right, it is the only base makeup product you need to create a flawless yet natural everyday look.

But if you feel that your concealer doesn’t look as flawless as you expect it to post-application, hear us out. Different areas of your face need a slight variation in shade, and if you tend to use the same shade all over, then that’s a mistake you need to stop making ASAP. But don’t worry because we are here to help!

We have three incredible tips to help you choose the right shade of concealer without breaking into a sweat every time. Read on…

 

01. Choose a lighter shade for the under eyes

01. Choose a lighter shade for the under eyes

Picking the right concealer shade for the under-eye area is something most people get wrong. For an absolutely natural-looking finish, look for a concealer that’s one or two shades lighter than your skin tone. This will give a brightening effect to the area and make you look more awake instantly.

BB pro tip: If you can’t test a product in your undereye area when shopping, then apply some over the veins on your wrist. If the veins are properly concealed after blending, then most likely, the shade will cover your dark circles perfectly.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer SPF 25

 

02. Opt for a slightly darker shade for blemishes

02. Opt for a slightly darker shade for blemishes

If you have acne, acne scars or blemishes, it would be better to choose a concealer that’s about one shade darker than your skin tone. This will help in blocking out the redness and discolouration of the pimple. Blend this concealer with a bit of foundation for a flawless, skin-like finish.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute White Intense SPF 20 Concealer Stick

 

03. Look for a perfect match for the rest of your face

03. Look for a perfect match for the rest of your face

To cover minor discolouration over the rest of your face, it is better to choose a concealer that is the exact same shade as your foundation. This will help blend and conceal the two products a lot more easily, thereby giving your entire face a uniform and flawless finish.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Mattreal Mousse Concealer