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7 Reasons Why Your Concealer Is The Magic Wand Of Your Vanity

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Concealer is made to hide all your imperfections, but most days it starts out smooth as ever and slowly begins to turn on you by cracking, creasing, and caking up your face. We’re gonna give you the inside scoop on concealer. You may think you know everything there is to getting that flawless finish but we’re going to give you some tips and tricks that will take your makeup game from A to A+

That’s definitely too much 
Concealers are thick in consistency and too much product becomes cakey and cracks throughout the day. So although you do want to attract light to a specific part of your face, a little concealer can go a long way. Instead of packing the concealer onto your face we suggest dotting on the concealer with a brush or doe foot applicator and then blending it out.


That's definitely too much


Fingers first

When working with makeup artists one of the first things we realized was they always used their fingers to work the concealer into the skin and it would always result in an incomparable flawless finish. Using your fingers to work in concealer is an absolute must as your body heat melts the concealer into your skin and very literally melts them together. You can go over the edges with a beauty blender to soften the edges and the end result will feel less like makeup and more like better skin.


Fingers First


One, two, three…

A huge question that confounds most of us is what goes first? Do I conceal and then apply my foundation, is it foundation first? Do I add concealer both times? To answer all your questions, it depends. Different concealers are applied at different times.

  • Color Correctors

Color Corrector always go on first. Right after moisturizing you color correct if necessary.


Color Corrector
  • Blemish Control

Spot corrector concealer is also preferably applied before foundation as it allows for the foundation to build up some coverage.


Blemish Control
  • Highlight

Under Eye concealer and brightener is ideally applied after foundation as you want the brightener to have an impact which could be dulled by a layer of foundation over it.


Highlight


Go a shade lighter

When concealing it's always better to go a shade lighter than your foundation. Concealer is used to correct darker areas on the face so by using a shade lighter you help even out the tones.


Go a shade lighter


Prep, then set

Creasing is a huge setback with concealer and is a major reason a lot of us opt out of using concealer on long days. An easy way to avoid creasing is to make sure that before you set you smooth out your concealer. Most of us apply the product to everywhere that needs to be concealed before setting all over, which gives the concealer time to crease. So we suggest going over the concealer with a beauty blender to soften out any creases before setting your face.

To set your concealer we recommend using an extremely finely milled loose setting powder, to bake the areas where you concealed. For some extra radiance, try using a yellow or purple setting powder as it brightens your complexion.


Prep, then set


Prime with it

Concealer isn’t just for concealing, it’s consistency is also perfect to prime and neutralize your eyelids before applying eyeshadow. You don’t need to take extra product either, simply use the excess product on your hand or beauty blender and dab it out on your eyelids.


Prime with it


Carve it out

Want some sharp edges? You can use concealer on an angled eyebrow/eyeliner brush to carve out your lip shape and eyebrows for an extra clean killer look.


Carve it out
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