We have all woken up, rolled out of bed, stumbled to the bathroom mirror only to be HORRIFIED by what we see: red spots, blemishes and dark circles. I guess we shouldn’t have stayed up late trying to finish the last season of Breaking Bad. But here we are, left with perfect imperfections. There is a 9:30AM meeting that you have to look presentable for, at the very least. So how do we handle it? CONCEALER swoops in to save the day!
Here, BLONDi is going to give you 3 ways to use this magic, all erasing gift of the gods, to get you from run down to radiant in under 10 minutes!
#1. USE CONCEALER TO HIDE DARK CIRCLES
Did you stay up a little past your bedtime? Concealer will be your best friend come morning! Take a small amount of concealer (smaller than a pea size) and use your ring finger to dab it on your under eye area. You can also use a beauty blender or a beauty sponge for this, just make sure you are dabbing and not rubbing. If you have particularly dark circles that lean bluish – opt for a salmon/peachy toned concealer that will serve as a color corrector. The warm peach shade will cancel out the blueness. You also want to opt for a concealer that is 1-2 shades brighter than your foundation/skin-tone. You will want to brighten up the under-eye area. This will help you look more awake. I recommend Benefit’s Erase Paste. The creamy consistency helps it to go on smoothly on this delicate area, but it also leans slightly peachy salmon to really counteract the darkness of undereye circles.
#2. USE CONCEALER TO HIDE BLEMISHES AND REDNESS
If you are experiencing a breakout, or just had one, concealer can help to diminish the redness and/or blotchiness giving you an even, more youthful complexion. For this trick, go with a concealer that is an exact match for your skin. You dont want to use something lighter or darker because that will just more attention to the small spots you are trying to get rid of. If you are wanting to conceal pimples, I would suggest going with a concealer that contains an acne fighting ingredients like Murad’s Acne Treatment Concealer. This has salicylic adic in it, giving you a one-two punch! It will fight the breakout while hiding it all at the same time!
#3. USE CONCEALER AS EYELID PRIMER
If you suffer from discolored eyelids, or you have very prominent veins peeking through, concealer can help even out the skin tone and the world will be none the wiser about it. The great thing about using concealer in this was is it can also serve as an eye-shadow primer, helping your eye shadows last all day! Try to go with a flesh toned, creamy consistency for this. You want something that will glide on, but not cake up.
Concealer doesn’t have to be limited to covering up imperfections on your face. You can use it to cover anything from scars to tattoos to leg veins. All can be taken care of using concealer! For covering up other parts of the body, I would recommend using a concealer specifically made for areas other than your face. Those types of concealers are usually a bit more heavy duty and have other properties (like being water proof and sweat proof) that make them ideal for legs, arms, the decolletage area and more. A great one is Dermablend Leg and Body Cover. A little bit of this stuff goes a long way. It also comes in 12 different shades, guaranteed to match any skin tone from the fairest of fair to the deepest of deep. It is lightweight, but heavy duty. You can definitely use this to cover tattoos, stretch marks, varicose veins, spider veins, bruises, scars and burns.
As you can see concealers really do serve their purpose! They conceal! Which is exactly what we want them to do. We here at BLONDi BEACH hope that this article was helpful. Now go forth and be flawless!!!