Spotless faces are rare, and so most women are always looking for ways to hide all the unwanted blemishes, so as to achieve a smooth skin tone. And that’s where a makeup concealer comes in most handy. To lend a smooth finish to your makeup, it’s always good to use a concealer to even out the skin texture and skin tone. Concealers come in various shades and finding one which blends well with your skin tone shouldn’t be too difficult a chore.
Blending the Concealer with your natural skin tone is most essential, as even the mildest of disparity in the color can make your face look patched. Concealers are usually used to hide blemishes, dark under eye circles, pimples and skin pigmentation. Apart from these basic uses, wherever you come across any skin discoloration you can always use a concealer to correct the problem.
Buying the right concealer
The best concealer is one which blends perfectly with your skin tone and is not easily discernible. That is one basic rule that you need to keep in mind when you go shopping for a concealer. At the same time as it matches your skin tone perfectly, it should be at least one tone lighter than the foundation that you will be using over it. Concealers come in a variety of forms such as compacts, pots, creams, sticks, gels and tubes. All these types are equally effective, and you must make your decision, regarding the type, based on how comfortable you are handling and applying it.
The best way to apply a concealer
Applying the concealer isn’t the same or even similar to painting on a canvas, because you need to be very precise about the strokes that you make. It is best to use a small makeup brush, with a fine tip, to apply the concealer. When applying the concealer, be as gentle as you can be, tapping the area a little with your brush to get the best results. Rubbing is another thing that you need to avoid, as it can increase your problems, especially when you’re trying to cover up a pimple. Once you’ve covered the spot, soften the edges well so that it blends perfectly with your skin tone.