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Dienstag, 19. Juli 2016

Concealer Basics | jamilaxaj |

Knowing how to use concealer is a basic step on how to achieve a flawless finish.
Unfortunately most of us are not blessed with porcelain skin. Maintaining a good skin is a lot of work and knowledge.
There are several ways to conceal: lighten up, cover up, and darkening.

Concealer or Camouflage

The main difference between concealer and camouflage is the opacity. While concealer covers up 10-15%, camouflage can cover up an entire tattoo with an opacity of up to 97%.
Camouflage is suggested for all who suffer from severe acne, scarring or any type of face distortion.
For the rest concealer should be enough.

How to choose the right shade

Concealers come in different shades and forms.
You can choose from liquid or cream. Some even have anti-aging or hydrating properties.

Some of my favourite Concealer are:

Maybelline FitMe!
Maybelline Anti-Age Rewind Concealer
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
Catrice Cosmetics Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer

Check out Into the gloss for more about awesome concealers.

Have you ever wondered why concealers come in different colours? Here is the answer to that:
Acne, age spots, dark circles or scars come in different colours. To perfectly cover up those symptoms you use the complementary colour to neutralise them.
How do you know what the complementary colours are? There is a chart for that.


In this chart the complementary colours are facing each other. That means green will be neutralised with red and orange with blue and so on.

These are my personal favourite shades, that you should have in your makeup collection, if you want to achieve a flawless look:

Green
For acne or any red spots you use green to neutralise.

Red/Orange/yellow
Dark circles are mostly blueish due to the veins showing on the skin surface. That's why you can use an orange shade to hide them. Dark circles are shown on each face differently. On some faces they are more green and on others it seems more purple. So it's up to you to judge which shade might suit you the best. Instead of buying an orange concealer you could also go for a red lipstick.

Coverage
I like to apply a skin toned concealer over the green and red to neutralise the shades.

Highlighter
Use a shade that is 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone to highlight.

Contour
Use a shade that is 1-2 shades darker than your skin tone to contour.

Application

My favourite way to apply concealer is with a beauty blender or a one way latex sponge. I like to apply the concealer on my face and tap the sponge on the area that needs correction.