Makeup Concealer Tips
As a teenager do you practice good skin care? Even though you take scrupulous care of your skin with regular cleansing and toning, there are times when you may need a concealer to hide a blemish, skin flaw, or dark circles under the eyes. When chosen and used correctly, a concealer can do an excellent job of hiding skin irregularities. Hereís how to choose and apply concealer to those areas where you need a little extra coverage:
Choose Your Concealer Color Correctly.
A good concealer should come close to matching your skin tone to give the most natural coverage. At most, you should select a color thatís a shade lighter than your natural skin tone. In certain cases, you may want to use a color correcting concealer to camouflage specific areas. If you want to cover dark under-eye circles, choose a color correcting concealer with yellow tones. To counteract skin redness and ruddiness, select a color corrector with green undertones. If you donít have a color correcting concealer available, in a pinch you can add a touch of eyeshadow to your concealer to give the appropriate color correction .For example, to cover ruddiness, add a touch of green eye shadow before applying your concealer. If you have scars to cover, go one shade deeper than your natural skin tone to give maximum coverage. There are also special concealers available to cover scars.
Choose the Best Form of Concealer.
A concealer can be purchased in several forms including a solid stick form, cream, or a liquid. There are also brush-on concealers for situations where you need a quick fix. The best concealers will be water resistant and non-comedogenic. In general, the cream and stick forms of concealer seem to give better coverage than the liquid form and are easier to apply. Look for a concealer that has mineral pigment color as opposed to one with dye based color, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Apply Your Concealer Correctly.
Concealer is always applied before foundation. When applying a cream or stick concealer, use a clean finger to gently dab on the concealer using a patting motion. Avoid stretching or pulling on the skin. Once the concealer is in place, apply your foundation. If you still need a little extra coverage once your foundation is applied, lightly dab on some additional concealer to the problem areas. Always follow up with a light application of translucent powder.
If you followed these steps correctly, the area you wish to cover should be much less apparent and your skin tone should look even. Youíre now ready to put your best face forward!
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