When it comes to buying concealer that best suits you, it’s good to always opt for the type that covers imperfections like dark circles, redness, spots, hyperpigmentation, blemishes e.t.c without settling in your fine lines or with a dry cakey finish. Concealers are different from colour correctors, colour correctors are great in covering natural imperfections in skin tones (like yellow spots, red zits, and blue dark circles) while concealer is great for all imperfections on the skin.
Some makeup artists and makeup bloggers use both colour corrector and concealer in their makeup routine. Colour corrector to correct the dark part of the face like around the mouth and under the eyes(uneven skintone), while they use concealer to cover dark spots, blemishes, wrinkles e.t.c.
So what is a concealer? A concealer is similar to color correctors in cosmetics that is used to mask dark circles, age spots, large pores, and other small blemishes visible on the skin. It is also similar to foundation, but thicker and used to hide different pigmentations by blending the imperfection into the surrounding skin tone.
Nowadays, many and more people are using concealers in their makeup routine ignoring foundation just because of the good coverage on the skin.
When looking for concealers that best suit you, it’s good to pay attention to the formulation i.e. the ingredients. For example, if you’re looking for a concealer to cover blemishes, the key ingredient to look out for is salicylic acid which is known to be good to unclog pores, and if you’re looking for concealers to cover wrinkles and fines lines, then it’s good to look out for concealers with seed extracts like grape seed extracts, seed oil, niacinamide e.t.c.
Most importantly, if you have mature skin it’s best advised to use sheer coverage concealers, with that you won’t have excess settled in the creases of the face. Always opt for a concealer that is suitable for all skin types.
If you ask you me, I prefer a concealer that covers, blurs, and does not settle in fine lines after a few hours. I need a concealer to cover my sins without betrayal.
A good concealer is known to be long-wearing, high coverage, brightens, blurs, lightweight, melts into the skin without ‘cakeyness’, smoothens the skin with even coverage, and so on.
Many brands have come up with intelligent formulations and processes that the market is filled with best of best concealers, sometimes you’ll hear a brand say the technology in making its concealer is that it was whipped making the high coverage concealer that’s meant to be heavy on the skin to be very light and easy for the skin to respond positively to. While another brand will say, the technology used in making its concealer is to mimic your skin tone which leads to a smooth natural-looking coverage.
We are in the autumn-winter season, embracing a good creamy concealer is a step to protecting your skin from the dryness that comes with the weather.
So how can a concealer be applied? a concealer is best applied with fingers because the warmth in your fingers can help the concealer to melt into the skin leading to a smooth even coverage. It can also be applied with a makeup sponge and a good concealer brush. It’s recommended you visit YouTube to view how to apply your concealer correctly.
In conclusion, the buying habit when it comes to shopping for a good concealer is to find the one that works best for your skin type and skin concern. Once you’ve found your holy grail concealer, buy them in bulk to last you for the season at least 2-3 for two months. Shop the best concealers on the market right now: