In this post we continue with our discussion of concealers. As a reminder the different textures of concealers help deal with different problem areas that you want covered up for your perfect makeup look.
Wand concealers offer the lightest texture and are excellent for evenly smoothing skin tones. If the proper shade is used, you may apply it without a foundation because it will blend easily into bare skin. Wand concealers provide a quicker, slightly denser coverage than liquid foundation, and they’re absolutely fabulous for a fast repair. Some dry to a powder finish which is great for covering facial blemishes since the powder clings, enabling it to be longer wearing.
Oil-Free Compact concealer formulations are best used on the face to hide pimples and spots. They are usually of a longer-wearing, drier texture that won’t irritate breakouts. Because of their wearability they are also effective for covering age spots and hyperpigmentation.
This next product is technically not a concealer. However, it does help to highlight certain areas of your face when used.
Highlighters help to hide flaws but don’t actually cover. Instead they have light-reflecting properties that refract light to help minimize shadowed areas. In other words, they highlight (or bring out) recessed areas such as the dark shadows created by bags and wrinkles. You simply apply it to the shadowed area and it brightens it, making it appear less distinct. You should apply them sparingly. Too often they are confused with concealers, which they most definitely are not!
If you find this post helpful in learning about the best concealers (and highlighter) to use for different problems, feel free to post a comment below.
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