Concealer is a beauty product used to cover up imperfections like dark circles, blemishes, age spots and redness, evening out your skin tone and helping to create a smooth, glowy complexion. It has a thicker texture than foundation, providing a heavier coverage to target visible spots and blemishes.
Concealers are available in different textures, including liquid, stick, cream and powder. Powder and liquid concealers are more versatile, as you can easily build on them to achieve your desired coverage, while stick concealer is perfect if you want to create a long-lasting satin finish that doesn’t crack or build. Shopping for a full-coverage concealer to create a dewy makeup look? Cream concealer is the right choice for you.
You can also find different types of concealers that tackle specific skincare concerns. An under-eye concealer instantly disguises puffiness and fatigue signs, while a concealer for redness colour corrects your complexion by neutralising the redness and a pore refining perfector makes your skin look smooth and virtually flawless. Find the best concealer for your skin at Clinique.
It depends on the type of concealer you choose. If your concealer comes with a sponge-tip applicator, use it to spot conceal any trouble areas and pat the product with your fingers until it is seamlessly blended. Using a powder concealer like our Beyond Perfecting Powder Foundation and Concealer? Pick up a brush and apply the product wherever desired with a quick motion.
Concealer is typically applied after foundation, when you have a smooth canvas to work on. This order also helps you avoid using too much concealer, since the foundation will cover imperfections that aren’t as noticeable. For the best results, be sure to choose a concealer shade that is close to your natural skin tone – one or two shades lighter typically works well.
If you’re learning how to use concealer, you might wonder where to apply it. The answer couldn’t be easier: you can apply concealer anywhere on your face. Although many use it as a colour corrector for dark circles, you can also use concealer on the bridge of your nose, above your cheekbones and on the centre of your forehead for soft contouring purposes; or anywhere you notice any discolouration or blemishes.