Beauty Solutions: Concealer, Uncovered
Are you making the best choices when it comes to concealer?
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May 22, 2017
Question: How do I apply concealer?
Not sure how to cover up? Here are a few tips to make applying concealer less confusing:
Order Up – Always remember, concealer first, then foundation. Although some question this order, it makes for a smoother end result.
True Colors – When choosing a concealer, go one shade lighter than your foundation, though not too much lighter. The goal is to make your concealer easier to blend. Green concealers neutralize red zones on your face, like blemishes. It doesn’t work as well on darker spots, like underneath your eyes. Yellow helps even skin tone overall, it’s the safest concealer shade. Pink works well to neutralize dark blue or purple areas on your face, like darks pots. JAFRA’s Imperfection Corrector blends easy and has yellow, green and lilac concealer options so all of your concealer needs are covered in one compact!
Light and Loose - Using a loose powder over concealer sets it in place and takes evening your skin tone one step farther. Choose a concealer that’s lightweight so the product doesn’t look caked on. Always apply with a sponge for crease-free application and less streaking.
Stay Hydrated - Moisturize your skin first. Dry skin can make concealer look packed on.
Mix Things Up - You can also mix your concealer with highlighter and a little eye cream for a quick DIY product that will give your puffy peepers a pick-me-up.