There will always be those products that people just can't live without in their makeup bag. For me it's hard to choose just one, which is why I have two must haves: mascara and concelaer however today we are going to concentrate on just the one- concealer. Recently I read an article on Into The Gloss where they talked about the best concealer for different types of looks and finishes and when I was asked on what my opinions were of concealer I was inspired to write a post on it ( you can read the original post here ).
The main reason why I love concealer so much is that it can do what a foundation can do like even out skin tone, cover up spots and brighten up the under eye area, but it takes much less time as you don't have to use a brush to blend it all in as you can just use your fingers to do that and a little bit dotted around the face can actually go a long way. Add some powder to set it and then you are ready to head out if you are in a rush (you can't apply foundation when you are in such a rush unless you are an utter pro with blending it in in less than 2 minutes!).
One thing I've learnt throughout my years of wearing makeup is that it's important to get the shades of concealer right as much as possible. For example under eye concealers or ones you are going to use for under the eye should be lighter in shade than the ones you would use to cover spots as you want to brighten the under eye area, which you definitely don't want to do with spots. Even better would be to add an under eye corrector first before you add your concealer. They are usually more pinkier in tone as they will cancel out any blue or purple tones you don't want showing through. The concealer I use for the eyes is the Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer in the shade 51 and for spots I use the legendary Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in the shade 2, which is not only the best as covering spots and redness but it's so super affordable as well, I loooove it!
My application technique involves patting in the concealer gently for under eye circles and then using the ping point technique for covering spots, however I use my finger instead of a brush so I just push the concealer onto the spot then pat it in until it looks like it's blended into the skin properly.
What are your views on concealer? Is it a must have in your makeup bag or are you one of the lucky ones who can get away without wearing any? Let me know your opinions in the comments and check out Into The Gloss's original post if you haven't already.
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