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Ever stepped into the light or taken pictures after applying your makeup, and realize that areas where you used concealer looked like they were dipped in flour? Embarrassing right? I too have had my share of mishaps with concealers, and they’ve been pretty awful. Recently, I sat with Make up artist Paige Jenkins, who offered several tips for avoiding the embarrassment of concealer catastrophe.
1. If you have sensitive skin, avoid concealers with mineral oil and petroleum as they can clog your pores and cause further irritation and/or breakouts.
2. If you are using concealer without applying a foundation or any other products on your face, use one that’s HD (high definition) friendly, like make-up forever, MUFE full coverage or Nars’ creamy concealer. These brands have light reflecting pigments, and yes, all you instagrammers it’s great for taking pictures.
3. The key to effective concealing is to pat and feather (blend) using the warmth of your ring finger tip for an even and natural finish.
4. Lack of good lighting is one of the reasons for concealer mishaps. If possible, apply your make in an area where there is natural light. In lieu, you can purchase a lighted vanity mirror.
5. Trust and verify with a touch of powder giving the face a once over with that.
6. Check your mirror before you leave the house or when you get outside. Use your cell phone or have someone take a picture of you. This is especially important if you did not apply the concealer where there is natural lighting.
Ever had concealer catastrophe? What’s your tip and tricks for avoiding them? Leave a comment, we’d love to hear form you.