Whether or not you are a makeup junkie, there is a very high chance that you’d own a tube of concealer in your makeup stash. But how to use concealer? From covering dark circles and acne to blemishes, pigmentation and scars, it can do it all…only if used correctly!
Unlocking the Secrets of Concealer Use for Different Types of Concealers
But if you feel like your concealer isn’t giving you the flawless, even-toned finish you see on your favourite influencer, then there’s a chance that you are not making the most of the product. Yes, it’s indeed possible. But don’t worry, because that’s about to change today. In this article below, we are going to discuss some amazing concealer makeup hacks and how to use concealer on face that will ensure that your face looks super clear and flawless every single time!
Types of Concealers
Before we begin with concealer makeup hacks, it is important to look at the different types of concealers available. To make the most out of your concealer, use the one that works best on whatever skin concern you may have.
1. Pen concealers
Get ready to achieve flawless skin effortlessly with the Lakmé Absolute Instant Airbrush Concealer Pen. This ingenious beauty tool combines precision and ease, allowing you to effortlessly conceal imperfections for a picture-perfect finish. With just a few twists, the lightweight formula glides on smoothly, providing excellent coverage and a radiant, airbrushed look. It's the perfect companion for those busy days when you need a quick touch-up to look your best.
2. Liquid concealers
Elevate your makeup game with the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Liquid Concealer. This versatile liquid concealer not only camouflages blemishes and dark circles but also primes your skin, ensuring a long-lasting matte finish. Its lightweight, liquid texture blends seamlessly for a natural look that stays put throughout the day. Whether you're heading to the office or travelling, this concealer is your secret weapon for a flawless complexion as it also has SPF 25.
3. Stick concealers
Sun protection meets concealer perfection with the Lakmé Absolute SPF 20 Concealer Stick. This innovative product not only conceals imperfections but also shields your skin from harmful UV rays with SPF 20. Its convenient stick format makes it easy to apply and blend, ensuring a smooth and even finish. Whether you're hiding dark spots, redness or uneven skin tone, this concealer stick has got you covered.
4. Cream concealers
Experience the ultimate luxury in concealing with the Lakmé Absolute Creme Concealer. This creamy, high-coverage formula effortlessly disguises imperfections, delivering a smooth, creaseless finish. Its blendable texture allows you to customize your coverage, from light to full, for a natural look that suits any occasion. The best part is that it conceals without irritating your skin as it has skin-loving ingredients like vitamin E. So, whether it's a pimple or dark circles, this concealer's got you covered.
5. Colour-correcting concealers
Colour correctors usually have four shades – orange, green, purple and yellow, each of which helps neutralise a different skin concern. Orange reduces dark circles while green is great for redness. Purple is for yellow patches while yellow hides bluish bruises. If your usual concealer doesn’t cover the discolouration entirely or gives a white cast, then you may need to include a colour-correcting concealer.
How to Apply Concealer Like a Pro
Now that you know about the use of concealer in makeup, let us look at some ways in which you can make the most of it.
1. An inverted triangle to conceal dark circles
Do you tend to apply concealer in a horizontal line under your eyes to cover up your dark circles? This method does cover dark circles but creates a difference between your under-eye area and the rest of your face. To avoid this, simply apply your concealer in an inverted triangle for a more even-toned finish and to brighten up your entire face.
2. Foundation comes before concealer
A lot of people apply concealer before their foundation, but if you are a rookie, you may not know where to apply and just may layer up unnecessarily. When you blend the foundation, it may also end up moving the concealer. If you are a beginner, apply your foundation first. Then go over it with your concealer where the foundation cannot cover up the imperfections completely. This is a great tip to ensure that your base makeup looks just like a second skin.
3. Concealers work as amazing primers
For your eyeshadows to pop and show their true colours, it is really important to start your eye makeup with a little eye primer. But if you don’t have an eye primer, fret not! Simply grab your favourite concealer and apply it over your eyelids. This not only covers up discolouration but also helps keep your eye makeup in place for longer.
4. Correct lipstick and eyeliner mistakes with concealer
If you notice that one of your eyeliners is thicker than the other one, then here’s a trick to prevent you from redoing it. Take a small angled brush, dip it in concealer and use it to fix your eyeliner. The same can be done to give your lips more definition. After you’ve finished applying your lipstick, take the same angled brush and swipe it around your lipline for a clean and precise application.
5. Blot to prevent cakey concealer
No one likes cakey and creasing concealers, right? But if this something you notice happening way too often, then here’s something that should help – blotting. After you’ve finished applying your concealer, take a clean tissue and dab it on your under-eye area. This will zap away the excess oil and make your concealer look flawless and last long.
6. Apply concealer using dabbing motions
Rubbing the concealer to blend it isn’t really going to help, as it will only shift the product around. Plus, all the pulling and tugging could damage the delicate skin around the eyes and expedite the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A simple solution to this problem is to blend the concealer in a gentle dabbing motion. This will not only push the product into your skin, but the gentle pressure will also prevent skin damage.
FAQs about Concealer Use
Q1. Can I wear concealer without foundation?
Yes, it is totally possible to wear concealer without foundation. In fact, if you do not have too many problem areas all over your face, then simply applying a little concealer in your under eye area, around your nose and mouth and then blending it provides lightweight coverage, which is perfect for everyday wear.
Q2. What is the best way to apply concealer?
Concealer can be applied with a sponge, brush and even your fingers, and therefore it totally depends on your personal preference. The important thing to remember is to pat the product into your skin, instead of rubbing it, for seamless coverage. And that is how to use concealer!
Q3. How to find my concealer shade?
To find your concealer shade, choose one that matches your skin tone or is slightly lighter to brighten the under-eye area. Test it on your jawline or the back of your hand to ensure it blends seamlessly with your complexion.