Oh yeah, very much gone are the days when I could just wake up and go. I remember those days fondly! I would put on some blush and gloss for the heck of it, maybe mascara. Well, not anymore. Concealer has always been very tricky for me. What’s the right color match, my complexion changes from summer to winter. Do I use my finger or a brush? Where do I apply it? I find that I have a few that I rotate depending on what I am doing that day, what the condition of my skin is, did I get enough sleep last night. I have attached my favorite concealers and the tools that I use to help.
Laura Mercier has this wonderful concealer that my makeup artist Jacquelyn Grubbs likes to use on me called Secret Camouflage. This amazing concealer offers 2 shades. One is formulated to match your skin’s depth color and the other side matches your skin’s undertone. Apply your foundation first, then apply your concealer. The pigment level is very high in this concealer so you really don't need much, very little product goes a long way. Its oil free and you can use it on all your skin’s imperfections, including scars, blemishes and discolorations.
Cle De Peau (Key of the Skin) is an amazing concealer. I discovered this concealer about a year ago. Boy did it change my life! The coverage is amazing. You only need to apply a small amount. I use my fingers or the Mac #217 blending brush. I also apply it around my nose and on discolored spots, blend it in and away you go. Depending on the event, I have even used this concealer on my entire face as foundation. It’s lightweight but the coverage is perfect. This concealer is really pricey but worth the money and it lasts a very long time!
Make Up For Ever lift concealer is what I am currently using. I always seem to come back to this concealer. It’s not as heavy, so I tend to use this as my daily concealer. It goes on easy and smooth, and I use my fingers. This concealer has skin-firming properties and contains vitamins A & E. Its can also be used as a highlighter on the cheeks.
Maybelline Eraser eye concealer is a fab drugstore product, and you can't beat the price or the results. It has its own micro-corrector applicator,the sponge like tip makes it easy to apply, no need for brushes or fingers, so easy, just throw it in your purse, and you’ve got a last-minute life saver for the day. This concealer erases dark circle and leaves you looking radiant and refreshed, after all, isn’t that all we want? The illusion of looking well-rested and fresh-faced if we can’t be?!
When covering a blemish - Use a makeup brush with a flat edge . I like the Cover FX brush .You can put concealer right onto the brush and just stipple (pat the brush n the spot), holding the tool at a point. A common mistake is using your finger because the oils from your skin will emulsify the product too much and it will not adhere to the blemish. The brush must be kept extra clean, especially when covering an effected area.
An under-eye concealer brush should be fluffy, soft, and be a natural hair fiber brush. This will allow you to pick up less product and give you the ability to buff the product into the skin and give you a natural finish. Mac 217 is my favorite
Favorite Concealer Brushes:
Blending Brush 217 - Mac
Concealer Brush - Cover FX
Maybelline New York Eraser Eye Concealer - Maybelline
Concealer - Cle De Peau
Secret Camouflage - Laura Mercier
Lift Concealer - Make Up For Ever