Ever wonder how to get that perfect flawless look? A concealer will do the trick.
What is concealer? Concealer is generally thicker than foundation. It’s a versatile product that can be used to cover dark spots and tiny scars, even out the discoloration, age spots, and emphasize a woman’s natural facial features.
A concealer has a lot of great benefits, helping you achieve that fantastic look. It comes in many forms – liquid, cream, powder, and crayon. No matter what form you plan to use, choose whatever works best for you. Remember to patch test before you use it to gauge for any allergic reactions.
What are the benefits of using a concealer?
Blur age spots and fine lines.
Having fine lines and age spots are natural. Make them less noticeable by using a concealer.
Apply concealer after your foundation to avoid creasing and looking cakey. After applying foundation, blend and check if for any stubborn lines or spots that still need concealing. Use a color that is one shade lighter than your foundation.
Apply concealer to these areas. Use your finger or a concealer brush and gently dab to blend. Lock the makeup in place by setting loose powder all over.
Cover dark circles.
Fake that fresh-faced look even if you stayed up late binge-watching on your favorite series.
Avoid applying concealer directly on top of your under-eye to avoid highlighting puffiness. Instead, draw two upside-down triangles below your eyes. Blend it by gently dabbing the concealer using your ring finger.
Here’s a fun fact: Ring finger is the weakest finger. You will need just the right pressure without harming the delicate skin around your eyes.
Are you aiming for that stunning glow? Achieve it by applying a concealer on the areas you want to highlight on your face, such as your T-zone, cheekbones, and the bridge of your nose. Use a darker shade of concealer to contour softer areas like the sides of your nose, forehead, and jawline.
Blend it in using a makeup brush or sponge for a smoother finish.
Great primer to the lids and lips.
Concealer can be an excellent choice as eyeshadow and lipstick primer. It makes the makeup last longer and keeps the eyeshadow from creasing. Use your finger to apply a small amount of concealer to your eyelids and lips and gently blend it in.
Do this before you apply any eye makeup or lipstick.
Emphasize natural features.
No face is perfect, and every woman has insecurities – having a wide or short nose, dopey eyes, the list is endless. Using a concealer can improve the appearance of your features and make you feel more confident.
Concealers can emphasize your eyes, creating a more dramatic look without overdoing your makeup, give your cheekbones a sharp and defined look and make your lips appear fuller. It can also downplay your nose to make it appear smaller and thinner.
The magic of makeup can highlight specific areas of your face that you want to shine and tone down the features you want to fade into the background.
How To Make Your Concealer Lighter
Ending up buying too dark or too light is not a cheap practice. Makeups are generally not cheap if you want quality items. If you bought a darker shade, it could still be used for contouring your face.
You can try mixing the concealer with a moisturizer to make it lighter. Toning down the opacity will help the concealer blend into your skin smoothly and give your look excellent coverage.
Another way to make your concealer lighter is to use hand cream and eye shadow primer or highlighting powder. Mix two tablespoons of hand cream and two pinches of compact primer with your concealer. Mix it using a brush until the mixture is smooth.
How To Make Concealer Lighter Without Losing Coverage
Finding the best shade of concealer that matches your skin can be quite a challenge for some. Not all cosmetics brand offers custom-colored concealers, too. In this case, you might want to try mixing out different types of concealers.
In mixing concealers, watch out if your concealer is water-based or oil-based. If you combine different types, they may not mix very well, wasting makeup products.
Mixing concealers can change the texture and dilute the effectiveness of your concealer. It may require trial and error until you find the suitable mixing agents and the ratio needed. Be patient, as the outcome may vary until you perfectly make your concealer lighter without losing coverage.
How To Make Thick Concealer Lighter
You may try mixing thick concealers with lighter concealers. The outcome depends on what ratio you will use. This tip also requires trial and error.
Moisturizer might do the trick. Squeeze a pea-size amount of concealer at the back of your hand and add a small amount of moisturizer and blend it all. What’s great with using moisturizer is that it blends seamlessly no matter what the base is.
How To Make Liquid Concealer Lighter
If your concealer is just one shade darker, try applying a lighter finishing powder to get closer to your natural skin tone.
Lighten the pigmentation of liquid concealer by mixing a little primer before you apply it to your face. This adds a unique finish to your overall makeup look.
Now that you know how to make your concealer lighter let me give you some tips in using concealer to maximize the effects.
Always prep your face with a primer or moisturizer. This will give you a great head start when applying makeup.
Concealers come in many forms. Choose the best concealer that works for your skin and blends perfectly with your skin tone. Using the wrong shade can make the imperfections more prominent instead of concealing them.
Use foundation first before applying concealer. The great part in doing this is you won’t need to use as much concealer. This also prevents a heavy, cakey look. Pat concealer on. As mentioned above, your ring finger will give just the right pressure you will need in blending the concealer. Rubbing the concealer in may result in smearing your makeup.
Use color-correcting concealers to conceal blemishes perfectly. For example, use green concealer for reddish imperfections or use lavender shade to neutralize yellow blemishes and even out pale skin tones.
Having the perfect makeup is a great way to boost confidence. Be kind to your skin and use skin-friendly, vegan, or chemical-free makeup products if possible.
Do not sleep with your makeup on.
It can cause clogged pores, acne, and skin irritation. Wash your face with a cleanser and rinse it with lukewarm water.
Be patient and make sure not to skip small areas. Removing makeup can dry out your eye area, which is the most sensitive skin on your face. Use moisturizer to keep it hydrated. To sum up, every makeup expert will tell you that concealer is essential to achieve a uniform and smooth finish. Use the information above to get the perfect concealer for you.
So, go and nail that smooth and flawless look!