Concealer is one of the most powerful “weapons” of a woman in the struggle for beautiful makeup, because thanks to this tool, you can skillfully mask any imperfections: from acne to age spots and bruises under the eyes. Due to the wrong lifestyle and poor ecology, 90% of women have dark circles around the eyes, and concealer under the eyes is the only tool that can mask them without being noticed by others due to its light texture. Along with this, there is another concealer – a corrector, and it is often confused with a concealer, although they differ not only in the scope of application, but also in the density of textures.
What is the difference between concealer and corrector?
What is concealer for?
- masking dark circles under the eyes;
- lightening fine wrinkles;
- darkening of facial areas for sculpting;
- alignment of the texture of the face.
What is a corrector for?
- spot masking of acne, scars;
- masking circles under the eyes (in isolated cases, this is not an option for every day);
- lightening pigment spots.
Thus, the corrector is used in cases where the concealer does not cope with the task. It is denser and can dry out the skin: there is an opinion among cosmetologists that it should not be applied (unlike concealer) to delicate areas. Concealer is a point way to eliminate imperfections, and concealer can be applied to the entire face, because. it has a light texture.
How to choose a concealer?
The palette of concealers is rich not only in beige, but also in eccentric colors: yellow, green, purple, etc. To disguise circles under the eyes and not get panda makeup, let’s figure out for which cases this or that color is used.
In coloring, there is such a thing as mixing colors: for example, to get brown, you need to mix yellow and red. Thanks to this property of paints, we can neutralize reds, grays, browns and imperfections on the face of other colors.
Beige concealers designed to even out the texture of the skin: they are applied to the entire surface of the face if necessary.
Green concealer. Used to mask red spots: acne, scars, spider veins in the eye area. If such a color is applied to red, then it will turn out flesh, but if it gets on a normal skin color, it will highlight green.
Yellow concealer. This color neutralizes blue-violet imperfections, or, more simply, bruises. If in the morning you find dark circles under the eyes, then this remedy will definitely help to hide them. Also, the yellow concealer is able to mask the veins.
Purple concealer. This color neutralizes yellow, orange and brown spots: bruises, age spots, freckles, moles.
white concealer. It is necessary for lightening, and together with gray or dark brown allows you to make a sculptural make-up, when the cheekbones, chin and superciliary zone are highlighted, and the temporal and area under the cheekbones are darkened. It can also be used to dilute other colors.
Thus, the best eye concealer is a set of several colors that can come in handy at any time. However, there are some requirements for its texture – it should be light (because it implies daily use), it may have mother-of-pearl or be glossy.
How to apply concealer correctly?
- It is best to choose color concealers in a set, and select for use a special flat brush with a hard bristle. But beige or white with mother-of-pearl are convenient in a sticker with a brush, designed for large areas of application.
- The direction of movement of the brush should be from top to bottom, if she left a too dense layer, it must be removed with another, clean brush or finger.
- Defects are corrected before applying powder or foundation.
And yet, the main rule in the use of concealers is accuracy and care when applying, as well as good lighting, because bruises under the eyes are nothing compared to purple or green spots on the face.