Concealers come to the rescue by covering up spots or discoloration on your skin that you don’t want, think of it as an eraser that blurs your skin to perfection. But there’s a lot you need to know about concealers, here are some simple guide plus, some products that hit the mark for every skin tone, from dark to light.
Always choose the Right Color and Formula
Start by figuring out what your skin tone is and match the concealer to fit for the most natural finish. When deciding on a formula and color, narrow it down by your skin tone and the climate that you live in. A warm undertone tends to be yellow, peachy or golden. Cool tends to have pink tones, while neutral has no obvious color. Neutral-toned concealers can often be found with an ‘N’ next to the product name. Try the product on your skin for 10 minutes prior to purchasing it, since liquids can oxidize and become lighter or darker.
Liquid, cream and stick concealers all do the same thing—conceal unwanted skin issues, just with a different finish. If you live in a warmer climate, a stick concealer will be your best friend because of its drying properties. If you do want a liquid concealer but live in humid weather, remember to always set the liquid with a powder, to avoid it from slipping throughout the day. For dry skin or a cooler climate, a liquid concealer works well, providing good coverage with hydrating agents in the liquid.
Covering a Blemish or Sunspot
When it comes to applying a concealer, remember that there are prerequisite steps needed for them to work their magic. Start by cleansing your skin with your everyday cleanser. Next, if you have blemishes that you are trying to cover, use a mild exfoliator so that your skin will be smooth before applying any product. Then apply your regular daytime moisturizer.
The point at which you apply concealer in your makeup is important to get the best effects. If you need to color correct because of any redness from acne or a dark scar, do this now (the easiest tip is to use green for a red spot and a peach or orange tone for a darker scar). Apply your liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer. Next, apply the concealer by dabbing a small amount and blending out with a sponge or synthetic brush (or clean fingers if you are in a jam). Finally, always dust powder over the spot, making sure the concealer sticks throughout the day. If you use a powdered foundation or are going mostly bare-faced, apply the concealer directly after the moisturizer, and then seal it with powder.
Now that you know how to pick the best concealer for your skin tone and type, here are some options to add to cart.
- Becca-ultimate-coverage-concealer, Rs 2850
- Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer, Rs 2,650
- Inglot AMC Cream Concealer, Rs 850
- L’Oréal Paris True Match Concealer, Rs 990
- LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer, Rs 595
- Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer, Rs 525
- Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer, Rs 2,110
- Nicka K HD Concealer, Rs 450
- PAC Cosmetics Take Cover Concealer Crayon, Rs 595
- TheBalm TimeBalm Concealer, Rs 1,299