When the right concealer is applied correctly, it can disguise blemishes, brighten shadowy areas and smoothen skin tone.
Under eye dark circles
Hydrate with eye cream first and then use concealer in a shade lighter than your foundation. The trick is in how you apply it, draw a triangle with the base under your eye and the point toward your cheek. This shape not only conceals dark circles, but it also instantly creates the illusion that your face is lifted.
The Retoucher, £25
Mineral Touch, £35
To prevent your eye shadow from falling off your lid and settling in the creases, prime your eyelids first with a dab of concealer, then set with translucent powder.
First even out the red tones of your blemish with a small dab of green concealer. Then apply concealer in your normal skin tone using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, concentrating on the centre of the blemish.
Make your brows pop by lining them above and below with a concealer pencil for precision. Choose a colour that’s one shade lighter than your skin tone and blend for a highlighting effect.
Secret Camouflage, £28
Creamy Concealer Kit, £26
On areas of pigmentation you should use a cream concealer rather than heavy foundation. Apply with a brush and then blend with your fingertip, as the warmth of your finger will soften the formula and diffuse it more easily.
Redness around the nose
Use a yellow corrector concealer to minimise redness, and since the area around your nose gets oily quickly, ensure it is oil-free. To get to precise areas around your nose use a flat headed brush, and then to blend outwards a kabuki brush is best.