Concealer, Essential For An Even Complexion
Concealer are multi-talented. The selection of make-up products is large, so the choice is often difficult. However, one thing is important for anyone who values a well-groomed appearance: a Concealer is part of the basic kit! Here you can find out what it can do and, above all, how to apply it correctly.
Concealer – what do I need it for? If you ask yourself this question, you will get several answers. First of all, it’s all about an even complexion. This practical beauty aid is perfect for covering dark circles, redness and pigmentation spots. It is also ideal for concealing blemishes and even small wrinkles and scars disappear underneath.
In principle, a concealer is a type of make-up that has a stronger pigmentation and higher coverage than a foundation and lasts longer on the skin. Incidentally, concealers have been used for a long time under the name of cover sticks or cover creams, even though the composition and nourishing properties have improved considerably compared to these products used in the past.
This useful beauty tool is available in liquid and solid form. Those with dry skin will achieve good results with the liquid version. A small foam applicator is usually integrated for application. For oily skin types, a product with a creamy, firm consistency is better. It is available in stick form or in small jars. It is important to always choose the right shade for your skin. It is best to test it on the back of your hand. The color should be one to two shades lighter than the make-up color and the natural skin tone.
Possible applications for facial areas
In addition to different skin tones, this products are also available in colored versions. However, this does not enable “color painting”, but so-called color correcting. In other words, concealers in complementary colors are particularly good at balancing out any color abnormalities on the face: Green makes redness disappear, peach and orange tones work against blue veins. Yellow is ideal for concealing very dark circles under the eyes. A light purple shade is ideal for brightening up sallow skin. If you have different color problems, a concealer palette is ideal because it offers a broad color spectrum. For pigmentation spots, the stick or cream should have particularly strong coverage. The color orange successfully counteracts dark pigmentation spots. If pigmentation spots are very dark, camouflage make-up is also suitable instead of a concealer.
The correct use
Once the consistency – solid or liquid – and the color have been determined, it’s time to apply the concealer. After cleansing the face, the usual day cream is applied first. This is followed by the concealer and then the make-up. Before applying the foundation and other make-up steps such as blush and powder, the concealer must be carefully blended out. This is easy to do with your fingertips or a moistened sponge.
Where should the product be applied?
First, apply the concealer to any skin blemishes, for example small spots. You can also choose a product with an anti-inflammatory composition for this. It is also important that a concealer stick or applicator does not touch a pimple directly, but that you use your fingertips instead. Redness, for example on the wings of the nose or on the cheeks, is then covered. The same procedure is used for pigmentation spots. It is better to apply two thin coats than one thicker one. As a general rule: do not rub, just dab gently. When rubbed in, for example, the concealer quickly penetrates tiny wrinkles, making the result look unnatural and conspicuous rather than inconspicuously discreet.
Coverage for dark circles
Finally, the concealer is applied under the eyes. Even without pronounced dark circles, there is often a shadow under the eyes that can be evened out very well with the concealer. The color should be applied as a triangle with the tip pointing downwards. After blending, the result is a natural look. The product ensures an awake look in the outer corners of the eyes.
Other areas that could be considered are the forehead and chin. With several dabs that are gently blended in, delicate highlights are created that ensure a fresh complexion. A concealer is also suitable for sculpting the lips. It is applied to the upper and lower lip contour and then carefully blended towards the center. It can also be used to sculpt the nose if the bridge of the nose appears too wide. In this case, apply a light-colored concealer to the bridge of the nose, the product can be a touch darker on the sides.
Once all blemishes, dark circles, redness and pigmentation spots have been covered, apply foundation. Make sure that any differences in color are gently blended together.
When to use a concealer?
A concealer is suitable for use under day make-up or even in combination with a tinted day cream if pigmentation spots, redness, dark circles and blemishes need to disappear quickly. With a little practice, it can also be used to gently improve contours. Concealer is always indispensable when special occasions are on the agenda. It is indispensable for going out, for festive make-up or for private photo sessions. The product is also recommended when skin discoloration, redness and pigmentation spots need to be concealed.
At a glance:
Choose the right consistency and color of concealer. Apply it to the affected areas before applying make-up and look forward to an even complexion!
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Eveline Misini ist seit 2017 leidenschaftliche Online-Redakteurin bei rankeffect, einer Online Marketing Firma aus München. Sie schreibt Glossar- und Blogbeiträge für verschiedene Branchen. Zu ihren Kunden zählen unter anderem Schönheitskliniken und Kosmetikhersteller, sodass sie sich im Bereich Beauty – vor allem in der Gesichtspflege – ein breites Wissen angeeignet hat, das sie gerne mit ihrer Leserschaft teilt.