You might be hearing mixed signals in regards to concealer(s)- To use concealer or not to use concealer OH is the question! Well, my lovely makeupanistas, I’m here to tell you that makeup concealer is a real beauty essential, be it for everyday, special occasions, or occasional makeup usage. This is one product that I would say never leave out of your makeup bag.
Here is a little history, it’s said that the first “concealers” were used in the 1920s as makeup to camouflage burns, birthmarks, various marks, and even varicose veins. Now let’s bring this forward to our day and time. Depending on what you are trying to achieve, concealers are found in a few different forms (liquid, stick, crayon, cream, and powder to cream).
Here are the top benefits of using makeup concealer:
- Works with the foundation to provide additional coverage to achieve the appearance of a smooth and even skin tone
- Refreshes tired-looking eyes
- To disguise puffiness blemishes, scars, and imperfections.
- Camouflage pigmentation and dark circles
- Lighter dark areas
- As a highlighter over cheekbones, brows, chin, and bridge of the nose
- To prevent lipstick from bleeding, either by priming lips with a concealer or by adding a little concealer above the lip line
- As a base before applying eyeshadow (excellent for making shadows last longer and pop)
- Hide tattoos and birthmarks
You now have a clearer understanding of the top benefits of concealers, so let’s get into each of the types of concealers:
Liquid Concealer: This has to be the most popular out of all the forms of concealers because; it works for most skin types. Liquid concealer also works well for acne spots because it will not bunch up around the acne or settle into the scars.
The go-to concealer that I love and keep in all of my Makeup bags and kits, from Toofaced Cosmetics. The multi-use sculpting concealer is everything, meaning it goes on flawlessly, you can have a little or a lot of coverage, plus it’s very hydrating gives you skin that kissed feel.
As you also know, I’m a fan of Toofaced Cosmetics foundations so, it’s a real no brainer that the concealers would make my must-haves…
Stick Concealer: Stick concealers are generally thicker, and denser in texture than liquid concealers, and are ideal for covering blemishes and for giving very rough or reddened skin a more even color and texture. Stick concealer is a full-coverage product that works well on skin that has acne, as well as acne scars, as well as very dark under-eye circles.
Crayon Concealer: Crayon Concealer offers customizable coverage from the finest of blemishes to larger areas of imperfections. The tip of the crayon allows for precise application, while the side of the crayon can easily canvas a larger area.
Cream Concealers: Cream Concealers are similar to foundation, yes you read that correctly. The only difference is cream concealers are thicker and sued to hide different pigments by blending the imperfections into the surrounding skin-tone.
Powder-to-Cream Concealers: You read that correctly Powder-to-Cream Concealer, not Cream-to-Powder. This is becoming a real game-changer in the industry. I thought, wait, this is going to be the breathtaking moment we’ve all been waiting on, and oh yes, it is just that. See Powder-to-Cream Concealer is a one-step solution that promises to give the same crack-less undereye coverage. The idea behind powder-to-cream concealer is it starts as a powder, turns into a cream, and sets to a powder finish. It’s the same long-lasting and creaseless finish that baking powder provides, but in one step and without the wait time. I know this is simply brilliant, and I love all of it and use this from time to time on myself or on my bridal clients.
Here is a fabulous video that I located on Powder-to-Cream Concealer application:
I really hope this article has helped you with should you use concealer, to which concealer may be best for you… Whichever you choose, just like with primers, you are going to have to do a little trial and error to see which is right for your particular skin type and the type of coverage you are looking for.
Sonya LaRae – Certified Image Consultant, MUA, Certified Lifestyle/Relationship Expert, Educator, and Motivational Speaker
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