In our busy lives, a 10-minute makeup routine can be a game-changer. Whether you’re rushing to work, have a quick brunch date, or simply want a fresh look without spending hours in front of the mirror, this routine has got you covered.
Before we get into the tricks, let’s cover some basics:
Choosing the Right Shade
The first step to flawless concealer application is selecting the right shade. Choose a concealer that matches your skin tone to cover blemishes and a shade lighter to brighten the under-eye area.
Prep Your Canvas
Start with a clean and moisturized face. Apply your foundation (if using) before concealer to even out your skin tone.
Tools of the Trade
You can use your fingers, a makeup sponge, or a concealer brush for application. The choice depends on your preference.
Concealer Trick #1 – Color Correcting
Sometimes, concealer alone might not be enough to neutralize certain imperfections. Color correcting can be a game-changer:
Peach/Orange for Dark Circles
If you have blue or purple under-eye circles, apply a peach or orange color corrector before your concealer. It neutralizes the cool tones and brightens the area.
Green for Redness
A green color corrector can eliminate redness from blemishes or irritation. Apply a small amount before your concealer and blend well.
Concealer Trick #2 – Triangle Technique for Bright Eyes
To instantly brighten your eyes and make them look more awake, use the triangle technique:
Draw an inverted triangle
With concealer, draw an inverted triangle under your eyes, extending from the inner corner to the outer corner and tapering down to your cheek. This shape helps cover dark circles and brighten the entire eye area.
Use a makeup sponge or finger to blend the concealer into your skin. Make sure it seamlessly blends with your foundation.
Concealer Trick #3 – Spot Concealing
For blemishes or imperfections, spot concealing is a targeted approach:
Dot, don’t swipe
Instead of swiping concealer over a blemish, gently dot it directly on the spot.
Pat and blend
Use your finger or a concealer brush to pat and blend the concealer into the blemish. It provides better coverage without disturbing the surrounding skin.
Concealer Trick #4 – Set with Translucent Powder
To ensure your concealer stays in place all day:
Set with powder
After applying concealer, lightly dust a translucent setting powder over it. It prevents creasing and ensures long-lasting coverage.