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Concealers have varying shades to match you skin tone. They lessen the appearance of pimples, dark circles, and marks under the eyes. Concealers may be in the form of a stick, cream or liquid. Before applying concealers, you must moisturize your face first to make it easier to apply them. Sometimes, concealers may set into fine lines. To prevent this, wipe away any excess. For a matte finish, blot your face with tissue.

Whether you are dark or light skinned, you should buy concealers that have yellow tones. Never use concealers with a white shade or half a shade lighter than your skin. A concealer with the same color as your skin would be best. Applying of the concealer must be done before applying foundation, and then set it with powder. Sometimes, after using concealers, the application of foundation may be avoided.

Using Concealers for the Under-Eye

Concealers are applied around the eyes in order to cover the dark circles and therefore enhance how the face looks. The concealer should match the skin tone and are applied before the foundation. It is important that when applying this product, the skin is not stretched.

Applying under-eye concealers are done by starting from the outer corner to the inside corner of the eye. It should be dabbed on the skin carefully so as to avoid the stretching or pulling of the skin. After the concealer has dried, more can be applied depending on the desired opacity. To remove, instead of thoroughly rubbing your face with soap and water, it is best to use a cosmetic cleanser.

How to Apply Concealers

It is important that you follow the right makeup techniques in applying concealers. When compared to foundations, concealers have a denser composition. Generally, they come in pots, sticks, creams and tubes. They are used to cover freckles, ruddy areas, veins, blemishes, dark spots, marks, and under eye circles. The concealer you should use must be one shade lighter than your foundation. Concealers that are too pink or too light will give you an “owl-eyes” appearance. In other words, it will not conceal the blemish instead; it will emphasize your flaw. It is best to apply the concealer using a fine tipped brush to have an accurate application. But if you would like any other application, blending is the word to remember. To prevent creasing, set the concealer using a sheer translucent kind of powder. The inside corner of your nose bridge and the outer edge of your eyes is where you get dark spots, so be sure to apply concealer on these areas.

Reminders in Applying Concealers

Apply only small dots at a time. Directly put the concealer in contact with the blemish and blend it well with the skin color at the edge. Never apply more than two coats of it at a time because this will make it obvious. Applying foundation will help in hiding the blemish. It is important to follow these guidelines to prevent “owl-eyes” and have the desired appearance.