Concealer is by far one of my favourite pieces of makeup. I can have a day where the only makeup I put on my face is concealer and a bit of powder. It’s one of those things that can be used in so many different ways; to cover under eye circles, conceal spots or any unwanted blemishes. But when you’re first starting out it can be pretty confusing. There’s liquid, matte, crayon-like sticks, skin coloured, green ones, purple ones and the whole thing can feel a bit daunting! So, let’s take it back to basics and look at concealer 101.
First up, what type of concealer to use? There are honestly so many different types and colours to choose from, I know in the beginning I found myself blankly staring at the makeup counters trying work out the difference! First of all, it really depends what type of texture you prefer; do you want a liquid based product or a creamy stick?
Personally, I prefer liquid. I feel like it rubs and blends in better and is easier to use. I also suffer from dry skin on my face and find that sometimes when I apply a more matte cream type concealer, it can sometimes leave me with flaky skin and uneven patches around the area that I’ve applied it to. But, as with everything it did take a bit of trial and error to find my perfect product.