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Tips: TIPS How to Apply Concealer

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Concealer is one of the most important products in any woman’s beauty arsenal.

Concealers are a “must have” in our make up kit: they remind us to keep an eye open on our little imperfections, invisible when corrected by our dear tool. To get rid of dark circles under the eyes, medium pigment and creamy concealers are excellent.
Bright eye shadows (blue, green) can give a healthy look if applied with a concealer  which can cover dark circles. With bronze skins, always go for an orange concealer as this tone is the most common among black people and is highly recommended to eliminate birthmarks or red scars.  Always remember to set your concealer with a pressed or loose powder after having applied your concealer. The concealer is useful when applied on areas such as outer corner of the eyes, the nose bridge or the corners of the mouth.

Apply a matt primer to the scars before using drier concealers with high pigment level to cover them up. For raised scars use a slightly darker shade of concealer than your natural skin tone while lighter shade is for indented scars. Set with loose powder.The inside of the nose bridge, corner of mouth and outer corner of eyes are the most susceptible areas and need special attention while applying concealer. The slightly dehydrated residue in the cap of your foundation can be quite an effective concealer that matches your foundation perfectly.

To eliminate under-eye dark circles, choose a creamy concealer with medium pigment level and matt finish. Loose powder may end up accentuating the aging lines in the area. A silky make-up primer with a high level of silicone applied to the area before using the concealer, helps to better mask the area while it also hydrates and smoothen the lines. Apply the concealer by using the synthetic concealer brush and then press into the skin with the fingertips.

To hide broken capillaries, you need a yellow-based concealer with a high pigment level and pointed fiber brush for precise application. Press the concealer using the fingertips and then dust with loose powder to let it set.

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