I have to admit that concealer is not only one of the most important products in my makeup bag, it’s also the trickiest one to apply as it has the tendency to crease and cake all over the place. Read on for a concealer application tutorial that will have you concealing like a pro without the added creasing nightmare.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Foundation – I recommend Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation
A foundation brush – my current favourite is the Sigma F88 Flat Angled Kabuki Brush
Concealer – I’m all over Bobby Brown at the moment
A Beauty Blender sponge
A translucent powder – I love Laura Mercier
Here’s how it’s done:
The most important thing to point out is that you should start with a clean base and your skin must be hydrated and well moisturised before you even begin to apply your makeup.
Start off your effective concealer application by applying your foundation first, followed by your concealer. For my foundation application, I tend to use a stippling motions to gently apply my product and to blend it in well.
You don’t need to apply foundation to your under eye area, leave that part of your face to the concealer and remember, the more layers of makeup you have on, the more likely it is to crease. My motto when it comes to foundation and concealer application is: less is definitely more.
The trick to applying your concealer is to use either your finger tips or a concealer brush, blending it in afterwards with a Beauty Blender sponge.
You should always apply a powder immediately after your concealer to set your makeup. The best way to do this is to dip a damp Beauty Blender into your powder and apply it directly to the skin. This will help to set your concealer so that it lasts the entire day.
How has this tutorial worked out for you? Let me know!