Concealer is like a good friend - always there for you and not afraid of a few flaws. And, it’s a real lifesaver when needed!
e.l.f. Cosmetics’ Creative Director Achelle Dunaway’s shares her concealer tips.
- Use a green shade to neutralize redness like that of acne and lilac shades to brighten yellow tones.
- Prior to foundation, apply a concealer with fingertips or a brush to the preferred location. With a sponge, pat on pressed powder like the e.l.f. pressed powder over the concealer to set in. If desired, use the e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set to seal your makeup for extended long wear.
- When concealing under eye dark circles, choose a concealer that is a shade lighter than your foundation and that has a yellow tone to balance the purple darkness under the eye. Dot underneath the eye and blend in with your ring finger (as this is the most gentle finger to use when applying and your body heat helps to warm up the product for better bendability). Blend the color out until even. Set with a finely ground powder like the e.l.f. HD Undereye Setting Powder for long wear and a flawless finish.
For a variety of concealer choices, check these out:
The Studio Corrective Concealer from e.l.f. has two palettes with four shades each; one to neutralize and conceal, the other to erase and conceal. (Available at Target)
benefit’s new perk-up artist is a trio of custom complexion correctors. The three-shade kit features a yellow shade for discoloration, a beige shade for covering dark circles and pink to brighten tired eyes. It comes with application instructions. (Available at benefitcosmetics.com)
The Undermakeup Perfector Duo from mally is a concealer and highlighter duo. The corrector pen hides dark circles and imperfections, and the highlighter brings out cheekbones. (Available at mallybeauty.com)
The Bobbi Brown Corrector shades are to be used under concealer. They come in twelve shades. The peach shades are especially good for covering dark under-eye circles that have a blue/purple tint. (Available at sephora.com)
The new Illuminating Complexion Fix from Veil is a concealer that features light-infused pigments to help diffuse the look of fine lines. It’s weightless with a buildable formula. (Available at veilcosmetics.com)
Dermablend was created in 1981 by a dermatologist. They have a variety of products that provide both high-performance wear and coverage. Their Smooth Indulgence Redness Concealer has a green tint to neutralize redness from rosacea, blemishes and scars. The Smooth Indulgence SPF 20 Concealer provides medium coverage and the Quick Fix Concealer provides full coverage. (Available at dermablend.com)