Welcome to another week of Tip Tuesday. I know I did not do one last week, but I’m back with a great tip today (so I think). This week, I’ll be sharing some tips about concealers; one of the many makeup essentials that is so versatile that everyone should own (at least) one.
When someone mention concealer, the first thing that come to mind is a product that helps to cover any under eye dark circles, or covering up blemishes and so on. Yes, concealers are made to cover up our problem areas, but have you ever give it a thought to what other ways can we use concealers for? Until recently, I never thought that I would need concealers, because I don’t have dark under eyes, and I always skip wearing concealer and would just wear foundation on it’s own. But, with the whole highlighting trend going on, I thought “Heck, why not!”. Boy, am I happy that I joined the bandwagon. Now on days where I don’t want to wear foundation, but need some covering up like hyper pigmentation, or redness around the nose, the concealer is my best friend. As a result, I found many other ways I could use a concealer for, and I later discovered that these are my favorite ways to use concealer.
Here are my top 3 ways to use a concealer:
- Cleaning up eyebrow mess
I don’t know about you, but I can never fill in my brows neatly. There’s always an overdrawn line somewhere and when I tried to clean it, I’d end up removing more product from my eyebrows, hence adding more product than before and it would look like a hot mess. So, I would apply some concealer on an angle brush and carve out my eyebrows, and blend the concealer out with my fingers. Result: neat and tidy eyebrows. Yay!
2. Using concealer as an eyeshadow primer
If you do not own an eyeshadow primer, use a concealer. Some concealers has anti-creasing properties like the MAC Pro Longwear concealers, or the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer. Not only does it prevent creasing, it also helps to erase any pigmentation, or veins on the eyelids, leaving a clean smooth canvas for you to work with.
3. Highlighting under the eyes,
I’m sure a lot of you already know this, but for those of you who are just starting out with makeup, use a concealer that is a shade lighter than your skin tone to conceal and highlight under the eyes. Apply the concealer in an inverted triangle under the eyes, that way it captures light and those area you apply the concealer would look lifted. Instant face lift ladies. 😉
…. and other areas of the face i.e chin, forehead, bridge of the nose, and the side of the mouth.
By applying a highlighting/lighter shade of concealer on these areas, you are highlighting areas where the sun naturally hits. These are the areas you want to “bring out”, or emphasize. Hence, your face would look fresh and wide awake, more radiant, and you won’t look tired. This is perfect for all you busy moms out there, or for working gals, especially when you’re running late for work. Skip the foundation, and do this. Remember to set it with powder or else you could have some creasing. Simple right? =)
I hope you like this week’s Tip Tuesday. As always, thanks for reading and have a great day y’all!XOXO ❤