Top 5 Ways to Apply Concealers According to Problem Areas

One of the most versatile makeup products available today are concealers which often come in a
variety of shades and consistencies. Depending on the product you use, most high-quality concealers like those from Mizon help enhance your features by blurring out problems areas like dark circles, blemishes, and hyperpigmentation. Additionally, these products can also be applied in different ways which results in a variety of different looks.

Here are examples on the different ways you can apply concealer:

1. Drawing an inverted triangle

People who tend to work long hours during the night rarely tend to get enough sleep which can harm their physical appearance. As such, it is not uncommon for people to wake up the next day sporting
dark under eye circles or puffy eye bags. While they are generally harmless, they can be distracting which can actually lead you to looking older than you really are.

Fortunately, concealers provide a quick temporary fix to keep dark circles and puffiness at bay. While most people tend to slather on some products on their eye bags, experts believe that the best way to conceal these signs is to draw an inverted triangle instead. That way, one doesn’t have to worry about caking on layers of product while also enjoying the added definition this technique provides.

To start, here are a few key steps to remember:

- First, draw the base of the triangle underneath your eyes. Draw the lines of the triangle until it
extends to the highest part of your cheekbones. 

- Next, fill in the triangle. Remember to do this on both sides of your face. 

- Once you’re down, blend the concealer in with a lightly damp sponge or beauty blender. For added coverage, use a foundation brush to achieve that illuminating effect.

- Finally, lock your concealer in with loose powder. This helps keep the product in place.

2. Drawing out a fan shape

Other than an inverted triangle, another shape that users can do is to draw out a fan shape across
their face. This technique is usually applied for users who have dull complexion and would like to add
a little bit of radiance to their look.

To achieve this look, you will need your brightening concealer stick. Start first by drawing a straight
line from between your brows and move towards your hairline. Continue this pattern by drawing lines
at different angles until it looks like a fan. For the last line, extend the product from your nose bridge down to your nose tip.

Next, blend the lines well with a beauty blender or a brush. After making sure no lines are visible, lock the product in with some loose powder. This look will not only brighten your complexion but also add some more-depth to your face which prevents it from looking flat.

3. Apply thin and light layers

People who have acne-prone or mature skin types may use this method to apply concealers since it is quite gentle compared to other methods. When doing this, draw on thin and light lines over problem areas and pat gently with a makeup sponge. Avoid adding too much product as it can suffocate the
skin and make it look dull. Dust on some translucent powder after.

4. Dotting some concealer on your face

This method is usually applied for liquid concealers which are lighter and less dense than stick concealers. It is also perfect for specific target areas like pimple spots and small scars. For this technique, you can use your fingertips to apply the product directly on your skin. Make sure your 
hands are clean first before applying. Remember to dust on some loose powder after.

5. Using a color corrector

Redness and discoloration on the skin can tempt a person into piling up on the concealers which can prevent the skin from breathing. One way of correcting these marks is use a color corrector before
your concealer. Many of which come in a variety of colors which target specific discolorations:

● For redness, use a green corrector

● For sallow areas, use a lavender shade,

● For bluish dark circles, use salmon; and

● For brown dark circles, use yellow.

After applying color correctors, add a light layer of concealer to blend well then let it set with loose powder.

When used properly, concealers can help mask and blur out facial imperfections while also providing
a smooth base to apply other cosmetics. Considering that they are one of the most versatile products, one can achieve different effects depending on the way they apply and blend these products on their skin.