How to find your perfect concealer
Just as important as finding the right shade of foundation is finding the
best match of concealer. Vanessa Jarman, Rimmel Canadian makeup artist and spokesperson, gives three tips on finding the
best concealer for you.
1. “If you have a light complexion with blue-ish tones, find a concealer that is light and slightly peach in colour to cancel out and correct the visible blueness.”
2. “If you have a light to medium complexion and you see purple tones under the eye, opt for a yellow undertone concealer. This will cancel the purple.”
3. “For those of you who have deeper and darker complexions with dark or severe pigmentation under the eyes, conceal this area with an orange concealer. This will help draw out darkness and reflect light in this area. Orange concealer is the perfect shade for brightening and lifting the appearance of "bags". I recommend using this product under your foundation.”
You have the right shade, now get applications tips after the jump!
Application is almost as important as finding the right hue, says Jarman. A blotchy application will only draw more attention to your problem areas (
under eye circles or blemishes). “Always remember, the skin under the eyes is the thinnest piece of skin on our body. Everyone has some darkness. Some more than others. Do your best to lift and brighten but try not to pack on or smother the under eye area with to much product,” suggests Jarman. Start with sheer formulas and textures that can be easily layered. Thicker concealers will only enhance fine lines, explains Jarman. She suggests trying Rimmel’s "Wake Me Up" concealer range – with reflective properties and a light texture it’s great for stippling. The reflective properties are effective and the product is light-weight. “Lightly powder over top to keep your concealer in place. Use a
fluffy crease brush to avoid over powdering the area,” says Jarman to finish off your look.
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