Applying Mineral Concealer with Makeup Brush

What Is Concealer For, Should I Be Using It?

What exactly is concealer and how can it be used? Concealer is a pigmented formula designed to cover up any imperfections or blemishes in your skin. It's great for covering up tired eyes in the morning. Concealer has countless uses, whether it's to hide dark circles, scars, or any other flaws on your skin. If you make a mistake with your eye makeup, concealer is the perfect solution to quickly fix it without having to redo your entire look. Additionally, concealer can be used to enhance your facial features by sculpting and contouring, giving you a more defined and elevated natural look

Applying Mineral Concealer

The different types of concealer.

Mineral Concealer

For the past 68 years, concealer has remained a popular essential in every makeup bag. From liquid to stick and cream formulas, there have been many variations created over time. With the constant advancements in makeup technology, it can be challenging to find the perfect concealer for your needs. That's why we suggest our Mineral Concealer as a reliable option. 

Curious about the distinction between liquid and mineral concealer? Traditional concealers may contain harmful chemicals, while mineral concealers are made with natural minerals that are beneficial for both the skin and the environment. 

The age-old question- What goes first, concealer or foundation? 

Our concealer can be used before or after applying your foundation, depending on the desired effect. For under eye makeup, it is recommended to apply concealer first to prevent it from looking heavy and accentuating fine lines. Prepping the area with Mineral Miracle Veil can also help minimize pores and create a flawless finish. For blemishes, experts suggest applying foundation first and then concealer for optimal coverage.  

What about correcting concealers? It's important to apply them before your foundation to ease its workload. Remember to blend thoroughly to avoid green and yellow patches peeking through. Correction concealers are formulated to balance out skin tones. Our range includes green to counteract redness and blemishes, and yellow to illuminate your complexion and diminish dark spots. 

Finding the perfect shade.Concealer Powder Swatches

Have you ever wondered, "What shade of concealer am I?" Well, the answer to that question depends on where you plan to apply it. Let's go over the various shades available. 

  • A light concealer is great for illuminating areas such as under the eyes and the nose.

     

  • Choosing a concealer that is the same shade as your skin tone is best for covering blemishes and evening out your complexion with your foundation.

     

  • For contouring and defining your face, opt for a concealer that is darker than your skin tone. 

How to apply concealer.

Now that you have learned when and where to use concealer, your next query is likely how to apply it. It may seem surprising that there are so many steps involved in using concealer, but the application technique depends on the specific area you are targeting. For under-eye circles, remember that less is more to avoid creasing, which we will discuss further in the next section. When covering pimples, a stiff brush is ideal for precise application and blending. 

Top tip: To ensure your concealer stays in place, it is crucial to finish your makeup routine with a setting powder. Even if you have applied your concealer flawlessly and followed all the correct steps, skipping this final step can result in your makeup not lasting. Selecting a high-quality finishing powder is essential for locking in your look. 

Applying Powder to the Face

How to stop concealer from creasing.

The long-awaited question is finally here! The key is to consider the specific area where you want to avoid creasing. For under-eye creases, a light, translucent powder works best to prevent settling into fine lines. Be sure to use it sparingly. The same goes for covering pimples, as too much powder can enhance dryness. When applying concealer, avoid using too much to prevent creasing. 

Top tip: Use a fluffy blending brush to apply the powder so just the right amount is used. 

Now that you understand the purpose of concealer and how to apply it correctly, use this guide to begin exploring what works best for your skin type. Keep in mind that not all recommendations will suit everyone, so don't be afraid to test out different techniques to discover your ideal makeup routine.