If you are anything like me, concealer is a necessity in your makeup bag. As we get a little bit older, we need ‘help’ to hide and minimalist areas of our face and concealer can be used in so many ways. Today we have a guest post from Trysh Sutton is going to be a breath of fresh air for many you. Trysh a blogger and is the owner of Pure Path. Enjoy the post…
If you’re a woman over 20, chances are you’ve spent time working long hours. You might have spent late nights with a newborn baby or two. You could be putting in long hours during a rigorous work season at a job. Because of this, you’re not getting as much sleep as you’d like. As a result, it’s easy to end up dealing with the pain of looking in the mirror and wishing you looked more refreshed and well-groomed.
Thankfully, concealer is a product that covers a multitude of sins. If you haven’t already started using concealer, now is the time to start. Here are 5 extra ways you can use your concealer, except for your regular blemishes, scars and dark circles:
If you don’t like waxing or threading your eyebrow hairs, you’re not alone. There are many women who want to preserve the hair that grows in that area and, thankfully, you can still achieve a freshly groomed eyebrow with the magic of concealer.
First, it’s important to brush the eyebrow hairs in the direction you want them to go. Use a concealer brush to line the outer edges of your brows. Then, blend out the concealer so that it doesn’t make you look crazy.
2. As a Primer
Another way you can use your concealer is as a lipstick or eyelid primer.
By applying some concealer to your lips and letting it dry, it primes the surface of your lips so that your lipstick presents a truer color when applied, instead of a loud, unnatural look. Using your concealer as a primer also increases the chances of your lippy lasting longer, reducing the need for constant touch ups.
For your eyelids, dabbing some concealer on them before applying your eyeshadow can prevent, or at least, reduce cracking and creasing on those long days.
3. Collarbone Contouring
If you love off the shoulder tops, your concealer can help you look even more beautiful and elegant by improving the definition of your collarbone area. The key is to use a shade or two lighter along the bone, a shade or two darker in the hollow areas above and below the bone and then blend.
The same principle can also be applied to your cheekbones.
4. Under-Eye Circles & Bags
Under-eye circles are all too familiar to the woman who’s not getting much sleep. If you want to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, you still can. Start by adding concealer to the tear ducts of your eyes. Then, add it to the areas with the undereye circles. Be intentional about lightly dabbing the concealer onto your skin. If you press the product in with too much pressure, you’ll end up creating more trauma and that area will only become darker.
5. Sharpen Your Cat Eye
If you like the sleek look of a cat-eye liquid liner application, chances are you’ve tried it and realized how difficult it can be to achieve. One of the keys to the cat-eye look is that it’s incredibly clean. There are no smudge lines.
Dab a bit of your concealer to the edges and blend to create a sharper, more dramatic cat eye.
I hope you enjoyed Trysh’s post.
Thanks for reading!