The Perfect Concealer Application
The most vital item in just about anyone’s makeup bag is concealer. Most people don’t need foundation, as applying concealer carefully will let you wear less makeup overall.
The issue with using concealer, which any good makeup artist knows–but Laura Mercier explains it best–is that most people rub it in instead of patting. When yourub, the Concealer moves from where you’re trying to cover something up and gets smeared onto a different area on your face.
Your life will change for the better if you apply concealer with a brush instead of using the doe-foot applicators that come with thinner formulas. The spongy doe-foot applicators work fine as brushes, but they are not as effective at covering things up.
- Only apply the product to the specific area you want to see results, whether that be a dark circle, redness, etc. Applying it too liberally will result in wasted product and no visible results.
- Gently pat the concealer into your skin with your finger. You might think it’s not blending, but give it a few more seconds.
- Suddenly, it will be blended seamlessly. The problem area will vanish and the rest of your gorgeous skin will take center stage.
If you have nothing to conceal, then count yourself as lucky and move on.
Cleanest Concealers Out There
100% Pure’s Fruit Pigmented 2nd Skin Concealer. Looking for a concealer that is both creamy and lightweight? Look no further than this fruit-colored concealer, made with hydrating olive squalane. This blendable and buildable formula provides medium-full coverage with a natural finish.
100% Pure’s Fruit Pigmented Long Last Concealer with Super Fruits. The Fruit pigmented® concealer is resistant to water, sweat, oil, and cake. The creamy shea butter-rich formula provides dense full coverage that lasts throughout the day.
Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer. With just a small amount of this concentrated concealer, you’ll get beautiful cake-free coverage that lasts all day long. Beneficial ingredients including aloe vera, avocado, vitamin E, and jojoba work together with mineral pigments to effectively conceal acne scars, age spots, and dark circles. The whipped consistency is easy to build up for a natural finish.
Fitglow Beauty Conceal +. This concealer does more than just cover up residual blemishes; it helps to improve skins visibly over time with a unique blend of ingredients including Phyto Elastin, Green Tea, Vitamin K, and Licorice Root. The creamy texture is easily blended into pores for a smooth application using the soft doe foot applicator that provides concentrated coverage only where you need it most.
Dermablend Quick-Fix Full Coverage Concealer Stick. Dermablend’s Quick-Fix Full Coverage Concealer not only covers up scars, blemishes and other facial flaws, but also offers long-lasting hydration. With a natural-looking finish and mineral UV filters for protection, this concealer is ideal for anyone looking for flawlessness.
Alima Pure Concealer Brush. The soft bristles apply pure pigment for a polished finish, and are made with 100% cruelty-free Taklon synthetic bristles. The duo-color fibers allow for precision product loading, while the sturdy sleek black handles provide a comfortabl grip.
jane iredale Camouflage Brush. The jane iredale Camouflage Brush is designed to help you achieve an effortlessly beautiful look with streak-free makeup application. The small, flat brush head provides easy contouring for the nose and under eye area.