The Secret to Applying Concealer

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There’s a bit of debate among makeup gurus about when to apply concealer. Some say to put it on before you apply foundation, while others say to wait until after. We say the secret to applying concealer is this: both before and after are fair game to ensure a healthy, gorgeous look. Here’s the step-by-step.

Tips on How to Apply Concealer

Apply Small Dots

Apply Small Dots


After washing your face and applying moisturizer to it (specifically one that has a high SPF to protect your skin from more spots that require concealer), take your concealer and with your finger or a Q-tip, apply tiny dots under your eye. Remember to choose a concealer that matches the color of the inside of your wrist, which should be slightly lighter than your overall skin color. When choosing a concealer, look for one that works with your specific skin type. For example, if you have chronic dark circles, a concealer that is more yellow will cancel out the dark purple color. We like Physicans Formula brand concealer for a lower price point and MAC concealer if you are comfortable with a higher price point.

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