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All About Concealer

Updated on January 9, 2015
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Hello again loves! Today I wanted to touch base on concealer. Concealer, like many beauty products can be confusing. Do I wear it alone? Do I wear it with a foundation? Does it go over my foundation or under my foundation? There are so many concealers out there and most of us don't even realize what they do! So this little guide is going to help you figure out the differences of concealers and which one might work best for you.

What Is Concealer?

So lets just jump right into this. What is Concealer? Concealer is a product that is used to cover anything that you don't want to show. Most women, and some men, use concealer to cover red areas, dark circles, pigmentation marks, and tattoos. Some people even use concealer to contour. If used right concealer can give great results, but it never fixes everything.

You can either choose to use a concealer to cover your whole face, or you can just do spot control. Either way it is best to know what you are looking for. Drug store concealers can be good. I do have two concealers that I brought from the drug store and I use them as a base for my highlights in contouring. That said, if you want to cover your face I would suggest getting a palette of concealers.

Types of Concealer

There are so many different colors and types of concealer. It makes the task of finding the right one for you incredible hard. Below I have a table that shows what all the different colored concealers are for. One thing you should remember is that the different colored concealers should be used more as spot control, they should not be applied as a base cover. If you need to cover your whole face, try using a concealer color that is two shades lighter than your natural skin color.

Also remember that the color wheel is your best friend when applying makeup. Whatever is the opposite of the color you are trying to cover is going to be the one that you want to use. Example: Green is opposite of red on the color wheel. So when covering pimples you would want to go with a green concealer.

Different Concealers

Concealer Colors
What Color They Balance
Example Of Area
Green
Red areas
Pimples, cheeks
Yellow/Orange
Dark areas
Under eyes
Purple
Yellow areas
Pigmintation marks
Blue
Orange areas
Overly tanned skin
Pink/Red
Green areas
Veins

Skin Undertone

When looking for the right concealer, it can be difficult if you don't know your skins undertone. Basically what that is, is the skin that never changes color. The easiest way to check this is to look on the inside of your arm, or anywhere you can see your veins easily. If your veins appear green, then you have a warm undertone. If they appear bluish or pinkish then you are a cool undertone and if you cannot tell which it is then you are most likely a neutral undertone.

If you are a warm undertone, then you are going to want to look for concealers that are yellow based. This is going to make your skin look more natural, then if you use a pinkish concealer. If you are cool undertone, then you are going to want to use the pinkish concealer. If you are neutral, then you most likely can use both. When it is summer you will want to use a more yellow base, because your skin is going to be darker. In the winter you will want to go for a pinkish concealer.

Eclipse Palette

Coastal Scents Eclipse Concealer Palette
Coastal Scents Eclipse Concealer Palette

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Eclipse Palette

This little palette has all of the color that you could possibly need. It has yellow based and pink based concealers, it also comes with yellow, green, purple, and a highlighter. It is on the smaller side so it is the best tool to travel with if you don't have a lot of space. I have to say that the normal shades of concealer are not my favorite, because they aren't as creamy as I would like. That said, I think this is the perfect set if you are unsure of what color you need because the range will help you figure it out. Also the yellow, purple, green, and highlighter that it comes with are all very creamy and cover well.

Camouflage Palette

This palette is probably one of my favorites. It is perfect for when I have to do someone else's makeup because it basically covers every skin type. Also it has yellow and pink based concealers and it is easy to tell which is which. The top concealers are all the yellows and the bottom are all the pinks. So they make it easy. They all cover well and you can also double this as a contouring palette, which is why I always have two in my makeup kit at all times. The downfall is if you are not a makeup artist then there is a good chance that you will have at least 5 shades that you will never use.

Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer

So like I said before, I also have drug store concealers. I would not recommend that this was used for anything but eyebrow highlights and cheek highlights. It does have good coverage but it would not be a good full face cover like the camouflage palette. Overall I would recommend this concealer as a good drug store product.

What Undertone Are You?

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All in all concealer is an amazing product that can enhance your overall makeup look. Learning the right types for your skin is important. If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment below and I will try to get back to you! I would love to help anyone, anyway possible. Also remember if you have an item you would like me to talk about or review, comment below or send me an email at: staceyarvans@yahoo.com I love trying new products!

© 2015 Stacey Arvans

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