Concealer is available in so many shades and feature thicker formula, than foundation or powder. The main purpose of concealer is to hide minor skin imperfections, such as red spots, blue circles under eyes, etc. Usually, the concealer is applied only in the areas where you need to mask something. Then you apply foundation, finish powder and are good to go.
If you are willing to use concealer instead of foundation to create that even coverage, here are 3 easy steps you should follow.
The under-eye area needs concealer most because the eye is set back in its socket, which lies in a shadow created by the surrounding bone structure. The skin around the eye also tends to be thinner than the skin on the rest of the face, so pigment discolorations and surface veins show through easily, making the under-eye area look dark and dull. The first thing you need, then, is a lightweight, flesh-tone concealer that is a shade or two lighter than your foundation.
If you don’t have dark circles under the eye area, you don’t need a concealer. If your foundation is opaque enough to even out the skin tone under the eyes, you don’t need an extra product for that area.
If you do not want to use foundation in your makeup and you want to gain that thick coverage, you may consider using concealer and powder. The procedure is pretty much the same as the regular concealer-based makeup. Yet, when powder is applied over concealer, you will gain more natural effect.
Step 1. Prep your skin and apply face primer or moisturizer.
Step 2. Apply concealer over the face. You may use more than 1 concealer color for different areas.
Step 3. Blend concealer well to avoid patchy look.
Step 4. Use a paper towel to remove excess of the product.
Step 5. Apply powder over concealer with a fluffy brush.
Step 6. To make the face more sculptured, you may want to apply highlighter above the cheek bones.
Stick concealers come in swivel-up tubes like lipsticks.
Application: Stick concealers are applied to the under-eye area much the way a lipstick is applied to the mouth. Stick concealers can be applied over or under your foundation, depending on how much coverage you want–under the foundation provides less coverage and over the foundation provides more. Dab the stick concealer over the area in dots and then blend with clean fingers or a concealer brush.
After you have covered all the spots, set the concealer using some translucent powder or setting powder to make your makeup long lasting. Apply the powder with a large brush all over your face. Make sure that you use a small brush to reach the inside corners of your eyes and under your lash line to set the concealer. After setting the concealer, you can proceed with the rest of your makeup.