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Hide It Beautifully! The Right Way of Using Concealers

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”I just bought a concealer, but I don’t know how to use it…”
Have you experienced such thing?
A concealer if you use it in a correct way, it is an excellent item in which that you can beautifully cover skin problems.
In here, we would like to explain on how to Use a concealer correctly step-by-step and by portion.

1. What a Concealer can do

A concealer is an item where you will be able to cover a skin problem by portion and be able to show a beautiful skin when a foundation will not be able to hide all parts of your skin.
It is also called as “by-portion foundation”.

2. The orders in using a Concealer

The basic order of a base makeup will differ depending on what kind of foundation you have on hand. The effects may become only half if you mistook the order so as much as possible let’s try to follow the correct method.

2-1.Liquid Cream Emulsion Foundation

In the case of liquid cream emulsion foundations, the order would be the following; base→control color→foundation→concealer→finishing powder.
Basically, by applying the liquid forms first then after that the powder forms you will be able to achieve a beautiful finish.

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2-2.Powder Foundation

In the case of powder foundations, the order would be the following; base-control color-concealer-powder foundation. When applying a foundation, be sure not to apply it on the part where the concealer has already been applied on.
*Please note that some type may use special methods during application depending on the manufacturer.

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3. How to Use a By-Portion Concealer

Next, we would like to introduce on how to use a by-portion concealer. The method of using the concealer will differ depending on which portion you are going to apply and what type of skin problem you are dealing with.

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3-1.Eye Bags

Since under the eye has the thinnest skin among all parts of the face, we don’t recommend the use of hard texture (solid form) concealers. Instead let’s use liquid or cream type concealers which have good elongation.

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■How to use
1・Use a brush to take off the concealer and adjust the amount using the palm of your hand.
2・Put a small amount of the concealer below your eyes where eye bag is, in downwards direction.
3・Let it blend by lightly patting or stroking using your hand or a sponge.

3-2.Cheek flecks, Freckles, Acne, Acne scars

The cheek portion is most vulnerable to skin problems, offering different kinds of worries.
Use pencil or stick for thick flecks/freckles, you will be able to cover with much more precision by using hard textures (solid form) that has a high cover level.
For thin flecks/freckles or problems that are not acne scars, in case you would like to do covering at a wider range we recommend using the liquid or cream form which has a more loose texture. You can also do covering using the same method for acne that has swells.

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■How to use
1・Use a brush to take off the concealer and adjust the amount using the palm of your hand.
2・Apply concealer about the size of 2 circles on portions you are concerned or would like to cover.
3・Let the surrounding part of the concealer blend with the skin and also its boundaries.

3-3. Redness and dullness around the nostrils

The surrounding part of nostril is where redness and dullness easily displays.
Since it is a portion where it easily twists and skin oil comes out, we recommend liquid or cream type concealers which have a more loose texture. You can achieve a natural looking finish by using color that blends with your skin.

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■How to use
1・Use a brush to take off the concealer and adjust the amount using the palm of your hand.
2・Apply small amount on nostril part where there is color unevenness.
3・Let the surrounding parts of the concealer blend with the skin and also its boundaries.

3-4.Dullness of your lips

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Concealer is frequently applied around the mouth to adjust the outline of the lips. Same as the nostril let’s use a color that is close to the skin.

■How to use
1・Use a brush to take off the concealer and adjust the amount using the palm of your hand.
2・At the corner of the mouth, apply concealer towards the upper direction.
3・Let it blend using your finger or a sponge.

3-5.Nasolabial fold or smile lines

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We usually don’t cover the smile lines nasolabial fold with color but instead make use of light so it doesn’t become obvious. We use a liquid form concealer that is brighter than the skin.

■How to use
1・Use a brush to take off the concealer and adjust the amount using the palm of your hand.
2・From the nasolabial fold apply small amounts on 3~5 different parts and draw somewhat like a whisker of a cat.
3・Softly pat with a sponge to let it blend.

4. How to choose a Concealer

What is important when choosing a concealer is that it is a type that matches the color of your skin and the type of problem you are dealing with. There are varieties of types of concealers and the finishing and cover style will depend on the texture and shades of colors applied.

5. Summary

Concealer is a reassuring item that will make your skin look beautiful several times more if used in a correct way. And for those who were not able to Use a item properly before or still haven’t experienced using it yet, you can make the concealer a good partner of yours and be able to update your usual base makeup.

This article contains information from April 13, 2016.
In addition, effects and results may differ for each individual so therefore please be acknowledged.