I look like a raccoon with this concealer!! Pt. 1/3
I bet you had said this expression at least once in your life with a concealer or laugh at someone looking like a sad panda on a picture.
Well, we all know the answer... You are using the wrong concealer!!!
I also guess that maybe you have seen tons of blog posts talking about the color concealers and how you use the opposite color of your imperfection to cancel the pigments and a bunch of information that could be confusing if you are not a makeup expert, but this is how the color concealers look and the color they cancel:
There is an easier way!!
If you are not an expert at blending and applying layer over layer of makeup, using color concealers could go totally wrong making you feel disappointed and frustrated.
So instead of using a really orange concealer for Blue/grey imperfections, is better to use a skin color concealer but with an orange undertone, this will correct the pigmentation, blend easier and look more natural at the end. The same applies for purple imperfections, instead of applying a really orange tone, just go for a concealer with a yellow undertone.
And how do we do with the green to correct redness? There is a great technique to cover redness without using a green concealer and it is using a "salmon" concealer all over the red areas. Personally, I prefer the salmon concealer technique than using the green concealer, it looks more natural, blends better and disappear the imperfections.
So, with this simple technique you will be able to correct any imperfections without all the trouble that requires blending colors that are not natural to see on the skin.
Which products can you use for this technique
Let's start with our favorite!!
MAKE UP FOR EVER
Make Up For Ever offers great concealers palettes for every skin tone and blemish pigmentation.
On the american website you find tips and tricks for a flawless application of this products. You can use them to conceal, correct contour and highlight.
Pro tip from Make Up For Ever:
"For easier application, the product may be diluted with a makeup primer, Castor Oil, or simply with foundation."
If you live in Belgium, The Netherlands or Luxembourg you can purchase this product here: http://bit.ly/2eh4aTA
And if you prefer liquid formula, Make Up For Ever also offers 2 different liquid concealers; the full coverage, matte finish formulation and the Ultra HD line which offers you and invisible coverage for high definition and 4k video.
You can get the Full cover concealer here: http://bit.ly/2bdO4GI
And you can get the HD concealer here: http://bit.ly/2dp1orC
You don't know the difference between
cream and liquid concealer?
I will tell you next week on the second part of this post.
MAC, BOBBY BROWN, ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS, TARTE and more...
Here I mention some of the brands with the best concealers in the market that also have a wide range of shades for most skin tones.
Of course these are only some suggestions, there are many brands out there that you can try until you find the one that makes you feel more comfortable.
If you are a Makeup Artist, is always good if you pick nice-good quality products to have in your kit so you can provide an excellent service to your clients.
But if you find these products too expensive, keep reading...
L.A. GIRL. The cheap good concealer.
This concealer became very popular because it was in every tutorial on Youtube, from the most famous bloggers to the small ones, everyone were trying it and recommending it, it comes on 21 different shades and 3 color correcting shades, and the best part... it's price!! You can find them in between €4 to €7 euro at the Antillean stores (TOKO's or Afro-Indian Market) or online at stores like boozyshop.nl or beauty88nl.
I hope you found this information useful and stay tune for the 2nd part on the concealer subject, which I know is a very essential product for every woman, males who are into makeup as well and Makeup Artists.
Made with love for all of you!!