However, the use of a concealer does pose a challenge in the sense that it can be quite difficult to pick out the right shade that will blend with the natural complexion of your skin.
Ideally, you wouldn’t want anyone to know that you are hiding something on your skin.
Here are some tips that will allow you to pick the right concealer shade.
Choosing the right concealer shade
Test before you buy
The last thing you want to do is buy a concealer without testing it out. Unless you are making a repeat purchase of a concealer that you are already using, apply a dab of the concealer on the inside of you wrist. If the concealer blends in well, you know you are pretty close to choosing the best shade that will work for you. If the concealer smear stands out on your wrist, there is a good chance that it will stand out on your face as well.
Another very important thing to remember about choosing the right concealer shade is that the shade must be lighter than the shade of your foundation. Look for shades that are at least 1 or 2 shades lighter than your foundation. As for choosing the right foundation shade, it must be an exact match with your skin’s complexion or maybe just 1 shade lighter than your complexion.
Ideal concealer shades for skin types
- Dark skin tones – When you have dark skin, look for concealer shades that will use an orange tone
- Brown skin tones – With brown skin, you want to choose a concealer shade that will use a peach or golden tone
- Light skin tones – If you have fair skin, you would most certainly want to go for concealers that will use a peachy tone
Choosing the right consistency in your concealer
Choosing the right consistency or viscosity of your concealer is almost as important as choosing the right shade for your concealer. The consistency that will work for you will depend on the type of skin that you have.
If you have oily skin, a liquid concealer will work best for you. Dry and normal skin will be best served by creamy concealers.
Buying concealers for specific use
Another little known tip about buying concealers is that you must try to buy concealers that can address specific problems. As an example, if you are looking for a concealer that will help you cover your under eye problems, you must choose concealers that are specifically meant for under eye application.
This is important because the skin under the eyes is extremely thin and vulnerable to damage when you use general purpose concealers. The same way, you can buy specific concealers that will help with acne problems, rosacea problems and so on.
Applying a concealer properly
Most women have good results when they apply a concealer before applying a foundation. It however works well the other way around as well, for a select few women. See what does it for you.