I have always loved makeup and doing hair and makeup because it makes me feel girly and beautiful. I am always on #teamnomakeup and most days go without wearing any. I still struggle to match my winged eyeliner perfectly on both eyes (it’s impossible!) and am far from being a professional makeup artist. Still, learning to properly put on makeup is easy to do.
One of my makeup essentials I use when I do apply is con sealer. Seriously, this is my ultimately life savor because I do tend to suffer from breakouts and nothing feels worse than having a red blemish on your face. Not only does concealer well, conceal zits, it also hides dark circles and helps highlight your face so that your bone structure is that of a model.
Here are my concealer beauty tips.
1. Apply Foundation First
If you plan on wearing a full face of makeup, than apply your foundation first, then concealer. If you put the concealer first, the foundation will just wipe it away.
2. Properly Hide Acne
To hide my blemishes, I use Bare Minerals cream concealer. and concealer brush. Drab the brush into the cream and blot onto zit, blending as you go. Don’t cake on too much product if your plan on putting on foundation. Cream concealers are thicker and have less oil so they will last longer, covering up that zit all day.
3. Cover bags under the eyes
My face sometimes gets puffy under the lids, giving me those bags that look like I haven’t slept in week. To cover this extra baggage, draw on a triangle instead of a line under your eyes. Start my sweeping a liquid concealer (mine is from Clinique) under the eye in a thin line. Then draw two dangle lines, forming what looks like a ini pizza the length of your nose. Put three or so lines sideways inside the triangle. Blot and blend together with a sponge. This will make your eyes look lifted.
Concealer also helps eye makeup stay in place without having product crease up in the crease of your eyelid. If you don’t have eye shadow primer than using concealer is the next best bet. Drab on liquid concealer on the lip and blend in with finger before putting on shadow.
Remember to always use a concealer that is lighter than your skin tone so that it hides and highlights these areas.
[PHOTO CREDIT: Joanne Saige Lee/ Flickr]