How Is Concealer Used?

A concealer’s job is to conceal things that we don’t want others to see. However, the type of concealer you use and how you apply it will depend on what you want to conceal and where it is on your face. That is exactly what we are going to investigate now!

To begin, we must select the appropriate concealer. Choose one that is yellow-based and up to but not more than two shades lighter than your current skin tone. If your skin tone changes (you’ve been on vacation and have a tan), you’ll need to get a different concealer that is up to but not more than two shades lighter than your tanned skin tone. If you use too little concealer, you may end up looking like you’re wearing Halloween makeup.

If you’re looking for general coverage and don’t have any specific areas to conceal, start by adding a few dots to the inner corner of your eyes and underneath the eyes near the lower eyelashes. Blend the concealer in with your fingers. Tapping is always preferable to rubbing. You can then apply the same technique to other areas of your face, such as your nose or chin. Basically, wherever you want to put it. Start slowly and with a ‘less is more’ approach.

If necessary, apply another layer… we’ve all seen the cake effect that can occur when concealer is applied too liberally. After that, use a light and fluffy brush to apply a light dusting of loose powder to help set your look.

Now, if you have any specific topics in mind, we’ll give you some pointers on how to handle them. We’ve listed some of the more common problems and provided very simple and brief (but effective) application methods that will make your concealer work much better for you.

Dark Circles: Do not conceal these with regular concealer. There are concealers made specifically for this purpose. Alternatively, you can use a highlighting cream to make your eyes appear more awake and alert.

Spots/pimples: For this, a good starting point is to apply a liquid bandage over the area for extra protection, followed by gently building up layers of concealer. Apply lightly because too much will draw attention to the area (which you want to avoid), and then follow with a translucent powder.

Scars: If you have acne scars on your face, concealing them requires very specific application techniques. To conceal a concave or pockmark scar, use an angled brush dipped in concealer. Choose a concealer that is a shade lighter than your skin tone for this. Fill in the scar’s center, being careful not to go over the edges. After that, apply a translucent powder to the skin. For hypertrophic or raised scars, we recommend using a concealer that is the same color as your skin and patting it on the scar. This is followed by a setting powder.