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How to apply Concealer perfectly

Dec 04, 2017


Don’t we all wish for a flawless, perfect complexion? Well, ladies, we’re all just human, and from time to time, our skin acts up, meaning – we end up with spots, blemishes, redness, discoloration and other imperfections, which is when concealers come to the rescue. For the days when you look into the mirror and find dark under eye circles and can’t help but resemble a character from ‘The Walking Dead’, we’ve compiled a list of the 15 best concealers in India, to help you hide your deprived sleep or just those bad skin days (which by the way are inevitable, even if you’re Beyonce).

So let’s begin with some basics for all the concealer-newbies. There are different kinds of concealers, and you will have to pick one that is best suitable for your skin type.

Different Types of Concealers

1. Liquid Concealer

The liquid kind is quite versatile when it comes to coverage as it is buildable and it ranges from light to full. If you have normal, combination, oily or acne-prone skin, this is the kind you could opt for. It’s easy to apply, and it does not cake up. There are various finishes available in the market such as – satin, dewy and matte. If you’re a beginner, just pick up one of these to make the task super easy.

2. Cream Concealer

The cream-based concealers are perfect for dry-skin beauties. You can also opt for this if you have normal or combination skin. It just depends on your preference. They usually come in a palette or pot packaging. However, a few of the cream concealer tend to crease when worn for long hours which is a big no-no. However, once you blend them in, you can set them with powder, which will help avoid creasing.

3. Stick Concealer

These are usually very thick and pigmented. They come in a roll-on stick packaging. All of you ladies with dry and normal skin can use these but it’s not advisable for oily and combination skin – as they pose a risk of clogging pores because of their extremely creamy texture. They give medium to full coverage.

Now that you have some idea about the different kinds of concealers, let’s look at what’s hot in the market. We’ve compiled a list of some amazing concealer formulations for you to beat those bad days and banish all your skin troubles with just a teeny-weeny bit of an effort.

How To Use Concealer?

Although there are different kinds and consistencies of concealers out there, the basic techniques of application remain the same.

  1. For every skin type, the number one step before doing anything is to prep your face with a good moisturizer.

  2. You can apply it on your foundation for an intense coverage.

  3. Use a concealer brush, a sponge (beauty blender), or just your fingers, depending on what you are comfortable with.

  4. Just dab some product onto spots, blemishes and other imperfections and blend it out thoroughly with the help of your tool.

  5. Finish by setting with a light dust of powder.

How To Choose The Right Concealer Shade?

When it comes to applying concealer on your undereye area, choose a concealer shade that is no more than one or two shades lighter than your natural skin tone to avoid turning your dark circles into white circles.

For your face, choose a concealer shade that matches your foundation.

Simple, right?

We hope that this compilation has been informative enough to help you pick a concealer that will cover all your insecurities and only accentuate your beauty.