Everything you need to know about coloured concealers. We will tell you how concealer differs from concealer, describe its full functionality and explain how to choose shades and use them correctly on the face and remove redness
You are mistaken if you think that concealer does nothing but mask dark circles under the eyes. In fact, this magic wand works great for all problem areas on the face. For the same reason, many people still confuse it with a proofreader, from which it has several important differences. Firstly, the concealer is lighter and more transparent in texture (you probably noticed that concealers come in the form of pencils and sticks, and concealers are also in tubes, jars, palettes).
Secondly, if the concealer is intended only for serious point concealment, then the scope of the concealer is wider (for example, under the eyes or the entire T-zone). Thirdly, a concealer, as a rule, dries out the skin, while a concealer, on the contrary, moisturizes.
- Another reason for the confusion is that concealers, like correctors, are not only “natural”, but also coloured: yellow, purple, green, pink … Each of the shades is designed to solve their specific problems. Let’s figure out which ones.
The art of colour grading will help you master the skills of using concealer. Remember the rule of the colour wheel: shades at opposite ends neutralize each other. The main opposites are red – green and yellow -blue. Translated into beauty language, this means that green colour concealers do an excellent job of masking red spots, and purple ones – they erase cyanosis well (all the same “bruises” and dark circles under the eyes).
In order not to get into a mess when choosing a color concealer, let’s talk about each shade in more detail ─ what color it neutralizes and what problems it masks.
Fig.2-Fix-It Color Primer & Concealer (Dior), Camouflage Cream(Catrice), Concealer Stick (CoverFx), Concealer Wand (NYX)
Use it to hide small blemishes, skin irritations or fresh scars (including after fighting inflammation and blackheads). More serious problems, for example, traces of fresh sunburn, foci of chapping or rosacea, mint shades concealers, of course, will not solve, but they will significantly reduce the degree of redness and lay a good base for the tonal foundation.
These shades are well suited for removing yellow spots on the face, which can be both seasonal (mottled tan) and age-related. A purple or lilac concealer is a good remedy for unhealthy yellowish skin tones (often associated with pasty faces).
A violet-based primer will help to cope with this problem in full, which neutralizes yellowness and gives the skin a light shine and radiance (a foundation will be responsible for a healthy skin tone). But if the difficulty consists only in single specks, it is better to use a concealer pointwise.
Here we mean not girly pink, but rather salmon or peach shade of it. It brightens the eye area perfectly and erases signs of fatigue. In general, pink concealers are a mixture of reds, oranges and yellows, which are opposed by greens, blues, and purples on the colour wheel, which in itself implies advanced functionality. In addition to masking dark circles under the eyes, this concealer ─ gives the skin brightness and radiance.
True, his makeup artists recommend using only fair-faced, that is, white-skinned girls.
An ideal remedy to hide bluish circles under the eyes, violet translucent wreaths, old marks from scars and acne, which, at the slightest drop in temperature, suddenly turn blue. A yellow concealer (or primer with a yellow tint) works well for preparing the skin for evening make-up – it creates an even, neutral tone for subsequent tinted products. A drop of yellow concealer can also be used as a base for eyeshadow. Among other things, it is good at masking freckles and age spots.
This is the equivalent of a pink concealer for dark-skinned: the orange colour of the concealer is great for working on darker skin tones. Checking the colour wheel: orange masks under-eye circles, age spots and other similar problems. And if you’re doing light contouring, orange concealer can easily replace liquid bronzer.
White concealer can be intimidating when you don’t know how to use it. Of course, if you overdo it, you can get a slight resemblance to a geisha or a mummy, so remember: we use white concealers when contouring to highlight the necessary areas (“upper” part of the cheekbones, nasal bridge, “Cupid’s arch”). Apply white concealer to the inner corners of the eyes and over the brow area for a more open and lively look.
Nude is the best choice for skin that does not have pronounced imperfections and does not require serious masking. Of course, redness, pimples and “bruises” from lack of sleep after a well-spent night are quite likely even for her. For such cases, you need to keep a concealer in your cosmetic bag that is most suitable for your skin tone or a couple of shades lighter. By the way, a nude concealer is also a great base option for any lipstick