Tips For Choosing The Right Concealer Shade For You
Color-Correcting Concealers
If you have dark undereye circles with blue or gray undertones, peach or orange-based concealers are perfect for covering them up; if your circles are more purple, try a yellow-based one. Meanwhile, color-correcting concealers with a green tint are great for masking redness caused by rosacea or blemishes.
Find The Perfect Shade
When choosing a concealer, pick a color that closely matches or is one shade lighter than your skin tone. Your skin tone is your skin’s surface color, with the four main tones being light, fair, medium, and dark, while your undertone is the color underneath the skin’s surface, which can be warm, cool, or neutral.
Use Concealer To Contour
To create highlights and shadows, you’ll need concealers a few shades lighter and a few shades darker than your skin. Take the lighter concealer and apply it on areas you want to draw attention to, like under your eyes, then use the darker concealer to contour areas you want to define, like under your cheekbones.
Apply In The Right Spots
You can also use concealer to change your features — drawing an upside-down triangle under your eyes and extending it to the tops of your cheeks will brighten your face and highlight the apples of your cheeks. Meanwhile, applying concealer in an upward line from the outer corners of your eye will give you a fox-like look.
How To Stop Creasing
Prepping the skin is an essential step in making sure your concealer doesn’t crease, so keep your skin moisturized, and use a wax or silicone primer. After applying your concealer, you can either lightly dust with translucent powder, or use a baking technique for a more heavy-duty protective barrier.