Women love makeup. Experimenting with colors is fun and the effect you can create is endless. But as we age, aiming for less makeup is imperative as heavy coverage will only emphasize problems like undereye circles etc. So, what does a woman do? Opt for a concealer but make sure it’s the right shade, applied only where it’s needed.
Here’s some simple easy steps:
- Prep the skin with moisturizer. This step ensures you fill in lines and create a smooth canvass. Moisturize a few minutes prior to application of concealer to allow the skin to absorb the moisture.
- Decide if foundation is really needed. Some women prefer to just use concealer. Experiment to see how you like it. If a full coverage is in order, apply the foundation first before the concealer. If concealer is applied first, it might get blended away when you put on foundation. Make sure your foundation matches your skin perfectly, and the concealer should be a little lighter.
- Know the problem areas. This is so because the concealer is applied only in specific spots.
- Be a minimalist. Concealer has more pigments than foundation and powder do. That’s why a little goes a long way.
- Preserve what you worked hard for. Concealer lasts longer than foundation. To help it stay in place all day, sweep a large brush over translucent powder, shake to remove excess, then whisk the brush over your face to set makeup. Skip powdering the undereye area – they’ll look cakey.