These tips and hacks will make your make-up application a whole lot more savvy...
#1 First of all, pick the right concealer. The ideal product will be in a shade two tones lighter than your foundation, and will blend into your skin rather than cake.
#2 If you want to wear foundation as well as concealer, put your foundation on first and then apply concealer afterwards; this will minimse the amount of concealer you need to use, as well as guaranteeing you don't blend pre-applied concealer away.
#3 Instead of applying concealer by wiping it with a sponge or brush, tap it in place. Apply the product to your skin and pat it until it's blended; this will create a stronger coverage.
#4 Normally apply your concealer in a banana-esque shape under your eyes? Stop right there - instead, start applying it in a triangle shape, with the bottom point extending down to the centre of your cheek.
#5 If you normally use a brush, use a cotton bud to apply concealer to blemishes.
#6 If you have a specific 'issue' you want to deal with, look at colour-correcting make-up rather than ordinary concealer..
- Green balances out any redness
- Yellow cancels out purple tones
- Purple neutralizes dull yellow undertones
- Pink brightens dullness
- Orange helps to eliminate dark circles
- Blue helps to minimise hyper-pigmentation
#7 If you haven't tried contouring yet, it's time: use your favourite concealer (as a highlighter) in tandem with your go-to bronzer for cheekbones that pop.
#8 If you've run out of foundation, simply blend your face cream with your concealer on the back of your hand an apply.
#9 Savvy concealer useage can help make the most of your features; use it to outline lipstick (giving you a perfect Cupid's bow), use it to correct eyeliner mistakes or blend it with your favourite highlighter and a dot of eyecream to reduce puffiness around your eyes. Also, if you fill in your eyebrows, a blended-out concealer outline afterwards is great for making the look more polished - genius, we know.