When you wake up in the morning, what are the first things you do? If you’re like most women, you hit the bathroom to splash some water on your face and put on some makeup! Whether it’s eyeliner, foundation, or mascara—more than half of us apply makeup before we even get dressed! Here are all the types of concealer every makeup lover needs to know.
What Actually Concealer Mean?
Concealers are skin care products meant to conceal blemishes, dark spots, and other imperfections. It usually comes in a liquid or cream form and can be applied with a brush or fingers. There are many different types of concealer, each with its own unique looks and uses.
When combined with your foundation, concealers conceal discolorations and blemishes on the skin. Dark, shadowy spots are lightened and a smooth, even complexion is created.
Myths about concealer
It’s time to bust a few persistent myths about concealers:
A concealer is not an alternative to foundation. If you’re looking for more coverage, apply concealer to the part of your face where your foundation doesn’t work as well. Apply concealer only to small areas of skin that have a different color (under your eyes, around your nose, and on any other spots).
You might get away with using concealer without foundation, but only if you have a flawless complexion and you concealer matches your skin tone perfectly. That being said, apply it sparingly and in thin layers.
Even the best concealer can’t hide pimples, brown pigmentation, or red birthmarks without people noticing you are wearing makeup.
Tips for choosing a concealer
Make sure you choose a concealer that is tailored to your skin type and problem. Follow these guidelines:
If you have dry skin, liquid concealers with a matte finish will only highlight your dryness.
If you have oily skin with enlarged pores, try to avoid creamy concealers or concealers in a stick form. They can cause your pores to clog and can cause you to appear shiny.
To hide dark circles, or red or brown spots, try looking for a concealer that provides medium to heavy coverage.
Your concealer must match the tone of your foundation across your face and not be lighter or darker than your foundation.
If you’re looking for a product to conceal skin discolorations of any severity, then look for one that contains more pigment. Once you have found a product you like, blend it with your favorite foundation to give it a more natural look.
Experiment with a wide variety of colors, textures, finishes, and techniques to find the best concealer for you.
Types of Concealer
There are lots of types of concealers to choose from. The following is a list…
A liquid concealer with a matte finish will stay on longer than one with a shimmer or satin finish. Although satin might look more natural, a radiant shimmer finish is the best choice for areas of drier skin like under your eyes because it will make them look bigger.
It is recommended for normal, combination, oily or sensitive skin that is prone to pimples.
You can choose how much coverage you want.
Concealer that dries quickly and does not cake; it’s less likely that concealers will aggravate pimples as opposed to creams.
Designed as a matte finish and a satin finish. Both offer long-term staying power that won’t crack or bleed. You need to cover the concealer with powder after you apply a satin finish concealer.
It has semi-solid, with a creamy texture, and often contains a large amount of pigment.
These products are suitable for those with normal, dry, or sensitive skin.
You can choose the degree of coverage, from light to full.
A shimmering, satin or matte cream pigment that is sold in either a pot or compact. Medium to full coverage. Concealer has a thicker texture and opaque pigments, which gives better coverage than liquid concealers.
Intended for sensitive, dry, or normal skin.
Adapt your coverage to your needs, from medium to full.
It’s the perfect solution for under your conceal.
Imperfections like melasma (also called pregnancy mask) and birthmarks with these concealers for eyes.
Color Correcting Concealer
Adding this concealer under your foundation will neutralize its unnatural color. For the same effect, you can also use a skin-colored concealer. Covered with a foundation, the concealer will be hard to see.
Skin tone issues (blue circles under the eyes or persistent redness) are best treated with this product.
Depending on your needs, you can choose between transparent coverage and full coverage.
Types of color correcting Concealer
You should decide your color according to what you want to conceal
Corrects unsightly yellow or dull skin tones with lavender
Yellow can be used to correct dark purple pigments such as bruises or a large freckle.
Pale yellow will accentuate your eyes and cheekbones.
Green neutralizes redness, including that caused by rosacea
Pink is a perfect choice for someone with a light skin tone because it neutralizes any blue undertones, as well as a nice way to brighten up someone with a light complexion.
Either oranges or salmon-toned clothing should tone down deep purples or greys for dark skin tones.