Once again it is time for the Starting Off Project! This week's topic is Concealer.
Concealer is a really amazing product - a lot of time it's all you really need. In a pinch I would rather just have concealer, than a foundation, or BB cream etc...
I like a full coverage concealer, products with a wand applicator like the unmistakable YSL Touche Éclat - don't really do it for me. I know their luminizers primarily but I find almost any concealer with the brush applicator is really too thin to conceal and is more suitable to highlighting.
I believe in using concealer after foundation to cover any lingering redness, or dark circles. I also often like to use it alone instead of any foundation, because if you follow a good skincare regime as I discussed Last Week, you don't need much. Just a little somthin' somthin' to cover up trouble spots, the with a little powder and blush you are good to go!
Some of my favorite concealers are Hard Candy Glamoflauge, Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Concealer, and Quo Mineral Concealer (available only in Canada I believe).
Here is one of reviews I have done - it makes quite a difference!
Quo Mineral Concealer
The main problem I notice with concealer use is people use WAY TOO much! Use a light hand! Also set it with just a smidge of powder for more staying power but, again use a light hand because too much powder will make it cakey. For under eye concealing you may have to go a little more yellow if your circles are very purple or more salmon toned if they are blue. The key is truly trying different formulas and finding what is right for you.
What are your concealing secrets?