Selection of concealer and application method
One of the most effective ways to cover up your skin imperfections is to use concealer. Choosing the right concealer is important to keep your makeup looking flawless and natural. While the color that is right for your skin increases the coverage effect, the wrong choices can make your skin problems even more obvious.
That’s why in our content we give you tips to get a perfect makeup look by answering questions such as what concealer is, how to choose it and how to apply it. When you’re ready, let’s step into the world of concealer together!
What is Concealer?
Concealer is a make-up product, also known as concealer, used to cover and correct certain areas of the skin. It can be used to hide dark circles, acne scars, redness, discoloration and other skin problems. It provides more intense coverage in some areas of your face, making your skin smooth and even.
Concealer is available in different forms. They are usually available in liquid, cream, or bar form. Liquid concealers provide light coverage and give a more natural look, while cream and stick concealers give more intense coverage and coverage.
Concealer should be the right color for your skin. The choice of color is important to even out your skin tone. When choosing a color, you should also take into account the undertone of your skin. If your skin has a cold undertone, concealers with pink or blue undertones are preferable. However, if your skin’s undertone is warmer, a concealer with a yellow undertone is preferable.
Finally, it is important to take your skin type into account when choosing a concealer. If you have dry skin, it may be better to use liquid concealers. For oily skin, matte concealers may work better.
How to choose a concealer
Choosing the right concealer is an important step in making your skin flawless. However, it can be difficult to figure out which concealer is right for you. Here are some factors to consider when choosing the right concealer:
Choose concealer by skin type
Choosing the right concealer for your skin type will make your makeup look more natural and smooth. If you have dry skin, you may want to choose cream or liquid concealers. If you have oily skin, concealers with a light formula and a matte finish may work better.
Choose Concealer according to the area to be covered
Determining the area to close is an important factor when choosing a concealer. To cover dark circles under the eyes, you can choose a concealer with yellow, orange or pink undertones. While green undertone concealer can be used to hide redness, you can choose a concealer with the right shade for skin imperfections such as acne scars.
Choose a color that matches your skin
Choosing the right shade of concealer is the key to natural and healthy skin. To choose the right color, you need to consider your skin tone and undertones. If your skin has a cold undertone, you should prefer concealers with pink and blue undertones. For skin with warm undertones, concealers with yellow undertones may be more suitable.
Pay attention to perseverance and durability
Concealer durability and longevity are factors to consider when choosing. Choosing a permanent concealer will help maintain coverage throughout the day. Opting for a water-resistant concealer will also help maintain coverage during extended stays at the pool or beach.
Decide what form you want to take
Concealer formulation affects performance and ease of use. While stick concealers provide intense coverage, liquid concealers offer a more natural look. Cream concealers provide both coverage and a natural look.
Techniques for applying concealers
Concealer is an essential part of your makeup routine. However, choosing the right concealer is just as important as applying the concealer correctly. Here are the different ways to apply concealer:
1. Apply finger concealer
Applying concealer with your fingers is one of the most common and convenient methods. Take a small amount of concealer on your fingertips and gently apply it under your eyes and areas such as acne scars. If you want to give more intense coverage, you can buy and apply more concealer.
2. Apply concealer with a brush
Concealer brushes allow you to apply concealer more precisely and intensely. With a concealer brush, you can apply concealer lightly, starting under your eyes. You can then distribute the concealer on the skin using a brush. This creates a more natural look.
3. Apply concealer with a sponge
Applying concealer using a sponge is a great method for a more flawless look. The sponge can quickly distribute the concealer on the skin and reduce its density. Apply a small amount of concealer to the sponge and then gently spread the concealer over the skin with circular movements.
How is concealer applied?
1. Cleanse and moisturize your skin
Cleanse and moisturize your skin before applying concealer. Clean skin makes the concealer look more natural. Also, using a moisturizer prevents the concealer from sticking to your skin and drying it out. Ideally, wait a few minutes after applying the moisturizer and let your skin absorb it.
2. Select the appropriate brush or sponge for application
Choosing the right brush or sponge to apply the concealer is important for a natural look. Sponges help you apply the concealer in a thinner layer, while brushes provide more intense coverage. In general, a small correction brush or tapered brush is ideal for applying concealer to difficult areas (under the eyes, around the nose, around the lips). You can also moisten your application tool before using a sponge or brush to help the concealer spread better.
3. Spread Concealer on your skin with light touches
Light touches or a light brush stroke are usually used to apply the concealer. Using too much concealer can create an artificial look on your skin. Preferably apply the concealer on your skin in small dots and then spread the application tool with light touches to work the concealer into your skin. Also, apply the concealer only to the areas you need to make your skin look more natural.
4. Use transparent powder or fixing spray
To fix your concealer you can use a transparent powder or fixing spray. While transparent powders give your skin a natural matte finish, setting sprays extend the life of your makeup. To apply the powder, apply a light layer to your face with the powder brush. To use the setting spray, spray the spray on your face from a few centimeters away.
How to use concealer?
Apply concealer to damp skin and distribute with fingers, brush or sponge. Be sure to choose the correct color and formulation based on the area to be sealed.
Which concealer is suitable for my skin type?
Concealers in cream or liquid form may be suitable for dry skin and concealers with a light formula and matte finish may be suitable for oily skin.
What makeup products can Concealer be used with?
It can be used with other makeup products such as foundation, powder and contouring products. With the right color selection and order of application, you can make your makeup look more natural and flawless.
How Long Does Concealer Last?
The shelf life of the concealer may vary depending on the product and method of application. Long lasting formulations, water resistant products and curing powders can be used to increase durability.
How to Choose Concealer?
You can choose a concealer by considering your skin type, the area to be covered, your skin tone and the compatibility with other makeup products. It is also important to consider features such as formulation, opacity and durability.
Can concealer harm my under eyes?
When correctly selected and applied, concealer is not harmful under the eyes. However, because the skin around the eyes is sensitive, concealers with a particularly heavy formula or incorrect application can cause irritation or wrinkles.