Concealer tips every woman should know

By Total Beauty
  • You have a hot date tonight and just noticed a huge pimple on your cheek?
  • Did you go out last night and celebrated just a little too much and woke up with big under-eye circles and don’t want your boss to notice?
  • Or do you simply want to add a little accent to your brows?

Don’t look further, we have what you need! I have compiled a few Concealer tips every woman should know to look and feel better for the least effort and cost! Thank you Cosmopolitan Magazine and Refinery29 for making it easy!

HIGHLITHER 

Step 1

Start with your contour powder. Find your cheekbones, and slide the pigment just below them in a downward motion. “It should end a couple of inches away from the corner of your mouth.” Use about two shades lighter than your skin tone,” – Tina Turnbow @Refinery29

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Refinery29 – photography by LAUREN PERLSTEIN

Product recommendation – Kevyn Aucoin – The Sculpting Powder, CHF56.40, available at Parfumidee

Step 2

Next, apply your concealer. “It should create a halo effect around your eyes” – Turnbow. Use your fingers to pat it on along the tops of your cheekbones. Then, bring it up until it reaches just above the tip of your eyebrows. “Look for a concealer with a radiant aspect to it. This will help attract the light.”

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Refinery29 – photography by LAUREN PERLSTEIN

Product recommendation – Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, CHF42, available at Jelmoli.

BROW FILLER (by Refinery29)
Don’t worry, not everybody was blessed with full brows and beautiful arches. You can too accentuate what you have with a very simple trick.

Step 1

Fill in your brows first.

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Refinery29 – photography by LAUREN PERLSTEIN

Product recommendation – Chanel eyebrow Crayon Sourcils, CHF29, available at Jelmoli.

Step 2

Next, draw on your concealer starting in the inner corners of your eyes and extend to the tips of your brows. Again, make sure your concealer is about two shades lighter than your skin tone.

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Refinery29 – photography by LAUREN PERLSTEIN

Product recommended – Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat, CHF49.90, available at Marionnaud.

Voila!

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Refinery29 – photography by LAUREN PERLSTEIN

PIMPLE CONCEALER (by Cosmopolitan)

Let’s get rid of these un-welcomed guests fast!

Step 1

First use a green concealer to cancel out your pimple’s redness with a clean brush to on the pimple only.

Step 2

Then, use a cotton swab to dab on a high-coverage liquid concealer that matches your skin tone to camouflage the pimple. Blend it into the surrounding skin and finish with setting powder.

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Cosmopolitan. Photography by Kathleen Kamphausen

Products recommended – Maybelline Cover Stick, CHF4.90, available at COOP and Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, CHF35.90, available at Jelmoli.

DARK CIRCLES

Step 1

Dab an orange- or peach-colored concealer over dark under-eye circles with your ring finger.
Your ring finger, which is your weakest, will apply just the right amount of pressure to blend in the concealer without pulling at your delicate eye skin, and the orange or peach tones will cancel out the blue shadows that your under-eye circles give off.

Step 2

Top the orange or peach formula with a cover-up that matches your skin.

Product recommended – Bobbi Brown Concealer Kit, CHF43.95, available at Globus.

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Cosmopolitan. Photography by Kathleen Kamphausen

 

 
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