Makeup basics: Concealers

Makeup basics

This post is a part of my ‘Makeup Basics’ series. In these posts I go over the basic makeup steps for beginners. I’m gonna teach you how to choose the right products and how to use them. You will learn some essential things of makeup and get some tips.

Concealers are important when it comes to makeup. We all get pimples sometimes – some more than others – but if you do get one, it is nice to be able to hide it. It may also be a birthmark, redness or some other thing you want to conceal. Dark circles are also a very common problem. My point is: no one has a flawless face.

Concealers are thicker and they have better coverage than foundations, which means that they have more pigment in them. Of course there are exceptions though and some foundations are so full-coverage, that you don’t need a concealer with them.

It is still recommended to use a concealer – especially if you want a natural finish. Concealer is only used on some parts of the skin so you can use a lighter foundation elsewhere. You get a more natural finish that way, than using a full-coverage foundation all over the face.

how to use concealer

Concealers come in many forms. Here are some concealer recommendations.

Joe Blasco Red Neutralizer
This is a greenish concealer for neutralizing/covering redness. I use this on pimples and on my nose, which is quite red. However, if you have redness all over your face I would recommend a green primer instead, because this is quite thick to be used all over the face.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
One of the best concealers I’ve tried. It’s super pigmented, creamy and it blends easily on the skin. Hides dark circles like magic.

Catrice Cosmetics Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer
A dupe for NARS RCC. Read my review on it.

Zuii Organic Concealer Pen in Fair
This is a pen, which makes it quite handy. It’s quite thick and needs to be blended with fingers. I use this to hide pimples, highlight or to fix my makeup. This is perfect for highlighting brows or perfecting lip lines. It’s also organic.

L.A. Girl Pro Conceal 
A very affordable, but good concealer. The consistency is quite lightweight.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Another affordable option. The consistency in this is quite lightweight and it works for dryer skin too.

How to Cover Dark under eye circles

Concealer for eys: check out this post to see step by step instructions on hiding dark circles.