Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Starting Off Project - Week 2 Concealer


Once again it is time for the Starting Off Project!  This week's topic is Concealer.

so project

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?



  1. I need to try that Kat Von D concealer, I've heard good things about it. It's so hard to find a good salmon toned concealer for blue circles.

    I don't like the thin brush concealers either. I have one by Physicians Formula that actually works great blended over the redness on my chin, nose and forehead, but it's just too thin for serious acne scars or undereye circles. Unless maybe you had very light undereye circles, I don't see how those products could do much good!

    1. Honestly I think the only cure for under eye circles is 64oz of water a day minimum, being under the age of 25, and getting 8 hours of sleep a night, then using a eye cream with ginseng to brighten. If you didn't already know it's heavily hereditary and it also gets worse as we age because are circulation gets worse and it's blood pooling there throughout the day. You KNOW I take care of my skin and I can get it BETTER but I can't get rid of it. I was so shocked to read other peoples posts about concealer and how they don't like it and don't use it... I was like give it a few more years ladies. I almost can't read beauty blogs by anyone under the age of 25 because it JUST NOT THE SAME! :)

  2. I like the Hard candy concealer and the NYX HD concealer. They are my favorite so far. I mainly use them to conceal scars and blemishes. I rarely use it under my eyes. My dark circles are not that dark and foundation usually is enough.