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Covering dark circles, pimples and redness with concealer - we all want to, but unfortunately too often get it wrong. Here are the 6 biggest concealer mistakes.
A face is like a canvas. Say makeup artists. The problem: You are a rather untalented painter (probably). Instead of making the skin glow, concealer leaves thick bars or white circles around your eyes on your canvas. It's not that easy to find the perfect concealer … But children: applying it correctly is another little science.
We'll tell you which concealer faux pas most of us do. And how we avoid these mistakes.
The 6 Biggest Mistakes When Applying Concealer
YOU FOREIGN PRIMERS. Good make-up starts with a good base. So that your concealer and the rest of your make-up can be evenly distributed and last all day, you should - depending on your skin type - apply a primer. Concealer doesn't last long on oily skin - a matting primer can help. But uneven skin can also be corrected more easily (thanks, silicones). In the best case, the pores are optically reduced.
YOU APPLY CONCEALER UNDER THE FOUNDATION. Foundation is the basis for concealing pigment spots, redness and small imperfections in the first step and for making the complexion look more even. You only apply concealer to the areas that you want to highlight or particularly conceal (such as the dark circles …).
YOU ARE USING THE WRONG COLOR SHADE. The most common mistake when buying concealer: We are getting a shade that is a little too light for our complexion. It should be no more than one shade lighter than your natural skin tone. If you choose a tone that is too pale, you will only emphasize those areas that you actually want to hide.
THE FORMULA DOES NOT FIT YOU. Liquid concealer doesn't suit oily skin as it makes you shine even more. A firm and creamy concealer settles faster in wrinkles, so it is not so good for a slowly sagging eye area. Try several formulas and textures in your trusted perfumery - and keep going back to the daylight to check the shading and opacity. Basically, pimples and blemishes can be better covered with firmer textures. The area around the eyes is best covered with more liquid consistencies (don't forget setting powder).
YOU ARE FALKING HIM WRONG. Yes, concealer is one of those products that works perfectly with your fingers. But not everywhere! While it's best to pat it in under the eyes with your fingertips, a flat concealer brush works better on the rest of your face. A beauty blender is also better suited to the cheeks, forehead or chin in order to fade out the product seamlessly. Here's why micro-concealing is the better way to cover up small imperfections.
YOU DO NOT FIX HIM. Thanks to your oily skin, is the concealer no longer visible by four in the afternoon at the latest? In order for it to stay in place throughout the day, it is essential to set the concealer with powder. The best technique: Apply a thick layer of loose powder to the most important areas (chin, nose, forehead, under the eyes and on isolated pimples). Leave on for about ten minutes, then "sweep" off your face with a wide brush.