Hey girls, I wanted to talk about concealers this week. Many girls don’t know what a concealer is. The importance of a concealer, it’s use, etc. So let’s get into the details from the very beginning.
A concealer or color corrector is that type of cosmetic that is used to mask dark circles, age spots, large pores, and other small blemishes visible on the skin. It is similar to foundation, but thicker and used to hide different imperfections by blending the imperfection into the surrounding skin tone. It is normally applied after primer, after foundation and used on the face. Both concealer and foundation are typically used to make skin appear more uniform in color. These two types of cosmetics differ in that concealers tend to be more heavily pigmented, though they are available in a wide range of opacity. It also comes in different forms from liquid to solid. Also, foundation is usually applied to larger areas.
Concealer is available in a variety of shades, from lightest to deepest. When picking a concealer, people tend to choose one or two shades lighter than their skin tone to better hide their blemishes and dark circles under the eye. This is a wrong thing to do. The undertone of dark cirles are usually black and if you apply a lighter shade concealer to it, the area will turn grey. Similarly if you apply a lighter shade of concealer to your blemishes, it will become more prominent and will show more. I would suggest using the same color or an orange based concealer to it so that it doesn’t look grey or more prominent. Lighter shade concealers are used for highlighting, not covering dark areas.
Some colors are intended to look like a natural skin tone, while others are meant to contrast with a particular type of blemish.
Now you will be like, what the hell!! Why do they have green, orange or purple color concealers. Let me clear that doubt too.
DIFFERENT COLOR CONCEALERS:
- Concealers with yellow/ orange undertones are used to hide dark circles.
- Green and blue can counteract red patches on the skin, such as those caused by pimples or any blemishes.
- A purple-tinted concealer can make sallow complexions look brighter.
Colored concealers such as these are usually applied sparingly beneath a concealer or foundation that matches the wearer’s skin tone. Skin-toned concealers are not only the most common type, but are often sufficient on their own at hiding or blurring imperfections.
A concealer is used for two things:
- Cover imperfections.
- Brighten up the eye area.
So select a concealer as per the use. If you have any further queries, comment down below and I’ll be happy to answer.