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Can’t seem to get the amount of coverage you need from your concealer? The problem lies in your concealer application! There are many ways to apply your concealer, and each method is capable of achieving a different effect. Read on to find out how to apply concealer, for exactly what you’re concerned with!

1. Dot it on

how to apply concealer dotting method

Who is it for: The dotting method is great for makeup amateurs who are learning how to apply concealers. It refers to the direct application of concealer on a single spot, and is often done with a liquid concealer. The dotting method allows for precision, and concentrates all the product on one targeted spot. This results in a higher coverage, and is especially useful for those trying to conceal prominent pimples and moles.

DV Recommends: The Tarte Shape Tape Concealer comes with a handy doe foot applicator that can precisely target a specific blemish spot. This holy grail concealer is famous for its full coverage formula that conceals imperfections with a flawless matte finish. With 30 shades to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect match with the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer!

How to apply concealer: Pick up an adequate amount of liquid concealer and gently dot it on the blemish spots. Leave the concealer untouched for five to eight seconds. This is a great trick to achieve better concealer coverage. Thereafter, blend the concealer into your skin via a patting motion using your fingers or a rounded concealer brush. Avoid over blending which will result in lower coverage. Finally, set the concealer in place with some loose powder.

2. Draw an inverted triangle

how to apply concealer inverted triangle dark circles

Who is it for: This makeup trick is great for those who often pull an all-nighter! Learn how to apply concealer in the shape of an inverted triangle to hide your panda eyes! You can effectively cover up your dark circles and create a plump and flawless appearance with this method as the concealer not only helps to hide your dark circles, it also highlights the front area of your face to create more dimension. For convenient application, use a concealer pen equipped with a brush applicator. Also, go for a concealer with brightening properties. This helps to add radiance to your otherwise dull and gloomy under eyes.

DV Recommends: The Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiance Perfecting Pen (available on tilparadigm and all YSL boutiques and counters) is a luminous highlighting pen that doubles as an under eye concealer and colour corrector. While this product does not provide high coverage, its light-infused pigments help to smoothen the appearances of fine line and wrinkles while brightening dull under eyes.

How to apply concealer: Draw an inverted triangle using your concealer, and fill in the triangle. The inverted triangle should begin under your eyes and extend to the highest point of your cheekbones. Next, gently blend the concealer into your skin using a damp sponge. For higher coverage, substitute the sponge with a concealer brush. Lastly, set the concealer in place with a loose powder.

3. Apply thin layers

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Who is it for: It is especially important for those with acne-prone or mature skin to learn how to apply concealer using the right method. Steer clear from makeup products which may exacerbate the skin condition and stick to using hypoallergenic products. Apply concealer over blemished areas in thin layers to reduce the probability of clogging the pores, which could irritate the skin.

On the other hand, those with mature skin should avoid piling on thick layers of makeup. While high coverage may be desired to conceal age spots, applying too much makeup can accentuate lines and wrinkles. Thus, apply concealer in thin layers and gradually build it up to your desired coverage.

DV Recommends: The ColourPop No Filter Concealer is a lightweight, full coverage concealer that can be built up to create flawless skin. It boasts a crease-proof formula that’s perfect for mature skin. In addition, the concealer has a natural matte finish that helps to keep the oils at bay for those with acne-prone skin.

How to apply concealer: Apply concealer after primer and foundation so you have a better gauge of how much more coverage is needed. Apply a tiny amount of concealer and blend it into the skin via a patting motion using a  makeup sponge. Build up the concealer in thin layers to prevent caking. Finish off by dusting loose powder all over the face to set the makeup in place.

4. Use colour corrector

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Who is it for: Many of us make the mistake of piling on concealer to cover redness and discolouration. However, there’s an easier method to even out your complexion – use a colour corrector! A colour corrector can come in either a liquid or cream consistency. Taking reference from the colour wheel, colour correctors come in green, yellow, lavender and salmon shades to effectively counteract different types of discolourations.

It is important to know which colour corrector is suitable for your skin concern. A green corrector cancels out redness and a lavender corrector corrects sallow skin tone. Salmon corrector counteracts bluish dark circles while those with brownish dark circles should use a yellow corrector.

DV Recommends: The L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer comes in an amazing range of shades, including orange, peach, yellow, light yellow, lavender and green. This crease-resistant colour corrector is pigmented and effective at cancelling out skin discolourations making it a great high quality yet affordable colour corrector for everyone!

How to apply concealer and colour corrector: After applying primer all over your face, use the appropriate colour corrector on the areas with discolouration. Blend it out with a damp sponge before layering concealer over the areas. Remember to set everything with a powder!

DV Tip: If you have mild discolouration on your skin, you can mix the colour corrector into your concealer. This is a convenient method to even out your skin tone!

5. Apply concealer in a fan-shape

how to apply concealer fan shape highlight dull complexion

For those looking for an answer to “how to apply concealer for dull complexion”, you’re in luck! Poor dietary and skin care habits as well as lack of proper rest results in a dull and sallow complexion. While improving your diet and establishing an effective skin care routine can help to alleviate your skin’s situation over time, an immediate solution is to brighten your skin complexion with a concealer.

DV Recommends: The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is well-loved for its hydrating formula and luminous finish. Infused with light diffusing technology, this concealer applies like a second skin and reflects light to hide signs of fatigue!

How to apply concealer: If you have dark circles, conceal your under eyes using the inverted triangle method. Thereafter, draw a fan-shape on your forehead using the concealer — start in between your brows and spread out towards your hairline. Lastly, extend the concealer down your nose bridge to the tip of your nose. This concealer method not only helps to even out your skin tone, but also brightens and gives your face dimension.

DV Tip: For better results, use a concealer that’s one to two shades lighter than your skin tone.

Combine these five methods to achieve flawless and perfect skin! Remember, less is more when it comes to concealers, so refrain from piling on too much makeup. Instead, conceal moderately and let your natural skin shine through!

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