Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Conceal the Natural Look

Hello Ladies,

Concealer can be your ace in the hole if you have dark circles under your eyes or uneven skin tone; however, you are defeating the purpose of it is evidence that you are wearing concealer.

First, you must pick the right shade! Concealers should camouflage bad areas or brighten dark areas. Concealer should, ideally, be one shade lighter than your warm or cool skin tone. That way it will lighten the dark areas, such as those raccoon rings under your eyes, and hide red areas without being obvious.

Get a brush that is specifically designed for concealer application. This will make a huge difference and the results will look more natural. Using sponges is also helpful to smooth out concealer.

Select the right consistency. If it is too thick, it will settle into any wrinkles. Thick concealer may conceal blemishes, but it is going to be very obvious - you don't want to look like you are attempting to spackle away imperfections. Use a light, creamy textured concealer for a natural look with adequate coverage. FYI: Cream concealers are heavier than liquids.

Apply an eye gel under your eyes, particularly if you have dark circles, before you apply the concealer. Let the gel absorb for 10 minutes before putting on the concealer. This will help set the concealer better. When you apply the concealer, pat it on or lightly brush it on. Do Not rub it on, because this will remove the concealer and defeat the purpose. Don't waste your time.

Purchase a good concealer. It will last a long time and will be worth the money spent. Go to a cosmetic counter in a department store, ask for recommendations and try some concealer or talk with a friend who uses concealer in an attractive, unnoticeable way. Experiment with which ones give you the most natural look and the best coverage.

Consider using a click pen concealer, which is comparable to a liquid concealer; however, click pen concealers have a built-in highlighter. The light reflecting particles brighten up your complexion.

If you applying concealer to a red spot on your face, blend gently from the center of the spot outward.  Apply concealer in a dotted fashion along the dark circle area and then blend outward using a brush. Do not go crazy with your concealer, especially on the outer corners of your eyes, because this will emphasize wrinkles, which most of us have in this area.

See you next time,


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