Concealers make it possible for you to hide minor flaws in your skin and life-style excesses such as broken capillaries and dark circles around your eyes.

Concealers are of a denser composition than regular foundations and are generally available in sticks, tubes, pots, and creams. Concealers can be used to cover blemishes, dark spots, rosy areas, marks, veins, freckles or under eye circles.

How to Apply Concealer

Your concealer should be one shade lighter than your foundation as using one that is too light or too pink will emphasize the dark areas e.g. around the eyes instead of concealing them. Choose a colour with natural undertones if you are fair skinned and yellowish if your skin is medium to olive toned. As with foundations, avoid pinks.

Concealer should be applied with a small fine tipped brush for an accurate application ... blending is the key. 

Finally you should set your concealer with a sheer, translucent powder to prevent creasing.

Concealer Tips 

  • Concealers should be applied after foundation, which itself conceals. There will thus be occasions when you decide that an additional application of concealer is not required.

  • Cover the inside of the nose bridge and below your eyes (including the outer corner) where dark areas often appear.

  • You can give your  face a more youthful look by applying concealer to the little downward turning lines at the corner of your mouth.

  • Concealer can be worn without makeup or powder. There will be occasions when  all you need is a little concealer and something on your lips.

  • Concealer should be applied as sparingly as possible, to stop it looking caked on.

  • Do not test the colour on your hand, instead match it to the skin on your face and neck.