If you’ve been anywhere on TikTok, you’d know that there is always a new trend on the rise, especially when it comes to #BeautyTok.
The latest one that has caused quite a stir this time, is none other than the ombré concealer technique.
Receiving over six million views, this TikTok trend has captivated us with its promise of brightening the under-eye peepers and lifting our cheekbones, simply through the art of blending concealer and blush.
We all enjoy a good makeup tip, so let’s dive in and see how it works!
What exactly is the ombré concealer technique?
The ombré concealer technique combines two makeup tricks: colour correction and draping.
For years, using a peach tone or corrector to brighten and neutralise dark circles has been the tried-and-true method for colour correcting.
Draping, on the other hand, is a ’70s makeup technique that involves strategically applying blush to accentuate the cheekbones.
The ombré concealer trend is born by combining these two makeup techniques, and you can expect to achieve a stunningly radiant and sculpted look without the use of a plethora of makeup brushes!
Products you’ll need to get started
To hop on this trend, you’ll need a few makeup essentials. To begin, grab a concealer that’s two or three tones lighter than your foundation, and a shade that’s one tone lighter in a similar texture.
Following that, you’ll need a cream or liquid blush (in a colour of your choice!) to blend with the concealer, or you can even replace it with a creamy lipstick or lip tint that you like.
One thing we love about this trend is that it allows you to be creative, and you can use as many shades of concealer, blush, or lip product as you want in your ombré, as long as the texture is creamy or liquid for blending.
The ombré concealer technique
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Begin by applying the lightest concealer shade to the inner corner of the under-eye in a size that’s no bigger than your thumb, followed by a slightly darker shade in the middle, and finally, the blush of your choice to the outermost corner to achieve the perfect ombré concealer look.
Working with a brush, blending from the inner corners outward, maintaining the order of product application and going from lightest to darkest shades.
The goal is to seamlessly blend the concealer and blush together to create a beautiful blurred-line effect for a natural and well-blended look.
For an added touch, take a damp makeup sponge and gently pat it over to further soften any remaining distinct lines, leaving you with a flawless finish.
As seen on TikTok beauty creator @soypaox33, the ombré concealer technique not only delivered a natural brightening effect, but also saved so much time while eliminating the need for multiple makeup brushes.
The strategically higher placement of blush also lent her beautifully sculpted cheekbones, elevating her overall appearance.
Products that work well with the ombré concealer technique
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
With its award-winning formula that effectively blurs fine lines and wrinkles, this creamy concealer is an ideal choice for the ombré concealer trend due to its light-diffusing mineral powder.
The multi-active botanical blend, including magnolia bark extract, grape seed extract, and vitamin E, also retains moisture for your under-eye.
With an impressive range of 30 shades to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect hues for your ombré effect that match your skin tone.
And true to its name, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer’s wonderfully creamy texture will help to achieve that desired well-lifted and radiant under-eye look with the ombré concealer technique.
LUNA Long Lasting Tip Concealer
If you’re not looking to spend more than S$30 on a concealer, we’ve got you covered.
Hailing from Korea, LUNA’s Long Lasting Tip Concealer has garnered a well-deserved reputation as a dupe for the renowned NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, boasting both quality and a wallet-friendly price.
Much like its pricier counterpart, this concealer offers a creamy texture, but it goes the extra mile by providing UV protection with SPF28 PA++ and utilising a fixative polymer that forms a thin film on the skin for strong adherence that keeps your skin looking fresh all day.
It’s also enriched with nourishing ingredients like vitamin E, portulaca oleracea extract, and chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract to provide long-lasting moisture retention for dry under-eyes and prevent creases.
LUNA Long Lasting Tip Concealer (7.5g) retails for S$27 and is available at Shopee. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush
If you haven’t been living under a rock, chances are you’ve already come across the TikTok-viral Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush, curated by the star herself, Selena Gomez.
It’s no surprise that this TikTok sensation pairs perfectly with the ombré concealer technique, thanks to its weightless and long-lasting formula that effortlessly blends with your concealer.
With an array of 11 shades to choose from, achieving that pinch-perfect ombré effect is a breeze.
What’s more, the blush’s natural, second-skin finish enhances the seamless and radiant look, while the infusion of long-lasting pigments ensures your cheekbones maintain a lifted appearance throughout the day.
All we can say is #BeautyTok does it again!
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush (7.5ml) retails for S$39 and is available at Sephora.
Real Techniques Expert Concealer Makeup Brush
To achieve a flawless base makeup look using the ombré concealer technique, a good brush is just as important as the makeup products or the technique itself!
The soft taklon bristles of the Real Techniques Expert Concealer Makeup Brush are extremely gentle on the skin, making it an excellent choice to use with liquid and cream concealers.
With its dense, rounded bristles, this brush effortlessly blends concealer, making it the perfect tool to execute the ombré concealer technique with ease.