Back to Basics: Types of Concealers and what they’re good for! (Part 2)

Part 2 continuing!

Powder concealer

  • Suitable for oily and sensitive skin
  • Coverage depends on how much you buff into the skin, usually medium for full
  • Usually mineral based
  • Not easy to carry around
  • Drier skins would need to prep very well before using

My pick:
Monave Loose Mineral Concealer Foundation


  • Used after primer and before foundation and concealer
  • Neutralizes colour of dark circles and redness
  • Salmon or orange tone are best for heavy dark circles
  • Green and yellow is used for redness
  • Purple is great for sallow skin
  • A little amount is only needed

My pick:
MUFE Concealer Pallette
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser

Tips and Tricks

  • To prevent concealer from creasing under the eyes, immediately powder after applying and blending it out
  • Do not use a concealer that is lighter than your skin tone for blemishes and acne, it will highlight them out on your face
  • For acne that is protruding out, do not apply concealer directly on the blemish. Instead apply around it where the redness are
  • If using a concealer brush to apply, use feather like strokes. It will cover and blend at the same time
  • Do not use concealer all over the face
  • If using finger, always use the fourth finger. It has the least amount of pressure and won’t tug at skin
  • Keep 3 shades on concealer. That way you can customize to your skin tone.
  • Do not cake on your concealer. If you really want to cover it, use a concealer with higher coverage
  • Use concealer around the nose, it is the area where most people tend to get redness

Always moisturize your skin before applying concealer; it helps the pigment to stick on the skin. A primer helps as well.

That’s all for today.


Evan Chang

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