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Concealer Mistakes (You Didn’t Know You Were Making)

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Concealer is every woman’s secret weapon, if used correctly. Unfortunately, if it is not applied in the correct way, it can result in a catastrophic mess. But, don’t worry we have the best tips to ensure that your concealer is applied correctly every time.

To help you make the most out of your concealer, here are 7 mistakes that you should definitely avoid

Mistake #1: Choosing a shade that is too light

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No matter how dark your your eye circles are, it is not enough reason for you to opt for a concealer that is one to two shades lighter than your skin color. The point here is to conceal the circles and the only way you can do that is by ensuring that the color of your face and the skin surrounding your eyes is of the same shade. When you go for a lighter shade, you will just highlight your blemishes, instead of concealing it.

Mistake #2: Forgetting to set the concealer

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Just like any other make up products, women must take time to allow the concealer to set. This can be done by dusting the concealed part with translucent powder. The best way to apply translucent powder is with the use of an eye shadow brush. Never ever forget this step as doing this prevents the creasing and caking of concealer.

Mistake #3: Not using the right formula

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Different formulations of concealers exist for a good reason. Each formulation has its own benefits and purposes. For example, solid concealers provide better coverage and are perfect for concealing blemishes. On the other hand, liquid options are great in concealing dark circles.

Mistake #4: Applying concealer before foundation

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While many women would disagree with this but there are actually lots of reasons why concealer must be applied after foundation. First off, putting concealer after foundation will prevent it from smearing and smudging so there is no need for you to re apply. Also, doing this gives you a chance to evaluate if the foundation has already provide enough coverage. If that’s the case, applying concealer would be too much.

Mistake #5: Adding multiple layers

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When women are not satisfied with the coverage of the concealer, then tend to pile it on. This is a no-no as it will only lead to cakeyness. Piling on many layers of concealer will only highlight fine lines and cause the opposite effect of what you’re trying to achieve. The best way to fully cover dark circles is to use color corrector first before using concealer.

Mistake #6: Not blending properly

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When it comes to applying concealer, blending is the secret key. In addition to blending the concealer in the affected area, there is also a need for you to blend the concealer into the skin surrounding the affected area. It is quite a difficult skill to master but with time and effort, you will be able to achieve perfect blending.

Mistake #7: Applying concealer using strokes

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Whether you are using your fingers or brushes for the application, stroking concealer is never the right answer. Keep in mind that you should apply concealer with light tapping motions. This will allow you to achieve a natural and flawless finish.

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