While foundation is great at evening out your skin tone, sometimes you have a few imperfections that need a little extra help. To create a truly flawless face, a bit of concealer can do wonders – as long as it’s applied well.
Makeup artist Matin Maulawizada recently told O magazine that women should always use a brush to apply concealer, even if the makeup is in stick form or comes with a wand.
Many women use concealer to get rid of dark circles, and Maulawizada offered a few tips to best hide the discoloration. Begin at the inner corner of your eye and work outward, only applying concealer on dark areas. To prevent fading, set the cover-up with a dusting of translucent powder. For optimum coverage, look for a creamy concealer in a palette or pot.
Finally, if you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergies, look for a formula that contains caffeine to soothe irritation. Additionally, Maulawizada added that a yellow-based concealer will best cover red undertones.