Makeup Application 101: Step 2 Concealer
After applying foundation—but before applying the setting powder—apply concealer for extra coverage. Use spot concealer to blemishes or zits to cover up the redness. By using a muted green-colored concealer, it will help to counteract the redness from zits and pimples. A soft orange-colored concealer can neutralize dark colors that are common in dark eye circles or under eye circles.
Yellow-tinted concealers can cancel deep red and purple skin coloration from scars (such as scars from acne). Pink-tinted concealers can work to eliminate colors like grey or brown, as it conceals discoloration and freckles. You can use other concealers that are specifically designed to brighten up your complexion and bring out the contours of your face.
You will need a beauty blender or a blending brush to get a flawless finish. Pad the concealer into the skin to blend it out. If you suffer from dark circles, apply peach-tone corrector to “erase” the darkest areas near your eyes. Blend it out with your fingers or a damp beauty blender. Set the concealer with a setting power. You can use a damp beauty blender to apply the setting power. This will prevent the concealer from creasing in your fine lines.
Stay away from colors that are too light for your skin tone. It will give you a “reverse raccoon” look, which is not a flattering look for anyone! Instead, go for colors that are 1 or 2 shades lighter than your natural skin color. When setting the concealer, it is advised to use a small blending brush or a fan brush to dust the powder on the under eye area.