Category: Fashion & Beauty
Created on Sunday, 24 April 2011 00:00
Written by Nicole Ow Yeong
Whether you are dealing with acne now or you have scars that are left behind, there are tips and techniques on how to best cover up the blemishes on your skin so that you can have a flawless-looking face.
But before learning how to apply the concealer, you have to know and understand each type to know which type you want to use.
Concealers come in various forms: A wand, a stick, a squeeze tube and some even come in pots. Normally, the ones that work best for blemishes are those in the pot. They stick on the skin better and are typically thicker; hence they help cover up quite a bit.
The ones in a wand or a squeeze tubes are thinner and they tend to glide over the raised bumps. This is in comparison to a concealer which is thicker and will stick on top of bumps, blending in better with the rest of the skin.
After putting on your foundation, you can start applying your concealer to cover up those blemishes. Make sure you have clean hands because you do not want to have oil and bacteria on your fingers – that will definitely make your acne worse.
Use your ring finger instead of a brush because using your finger warms up the concealer, helping it blend into the skin easily.
Begin by applying the concealer around your nose area as that is where generally many will have redness or spots showing up so you want to cover that up. Also, instead of swiping the concealer across your blemishes, gently pat your finger on your face.
You should put on your layer of foundation before applying the concealer. This is because after applying your foundation, you can see clearly see where spots are still showing through and apply your concealer to hide them.
You must also make sure your concealer is the same colour as your skin. If it is lighter or darker, it will be obvious that you have concealer on.
Next, after you have your concealer on, you would want to set it in to last all day. The trick is the tool: A powder puff. Using this instead of a brush is much better as there will be less powder compared to the brush. The less powder you have on your face, the less cake-y your face will look.
Dip the puff into the loose powder container and scrap off the excess. Pat the puff above the places you applied your concealer and also the T-zone as that is where it tends to get more oily.
Again, do not swipe, especially when you are dealing with acne, because it is going to take off whatever makeup you have on the bumps. Also, do not apply any more loose powder onto the puff. Just use that little bit you have on the puff and it should be enough to help set it and make it last throughout the day.
I hope this will help you all cover your acne as well as teach something about concealers!