Beige or colored? Here’s how to choose the concealer based on the imperfections of the face that we want to hide, minimize and completely cover!
If used in the right way, the concealer truly becomes a faithful ally for beauty. A component of the beauty routine that cannot be renounced. There are different types of concealers, which differ according to the consistency (they can be compact, cream or fluid), according to the color (green, orange, lilac, etc.). Knowing how to choose the best concealer is not easy, so here is a quick guide to take advantage of all the infinite possibilities of this product.
Dark circles, pimples, various skin imperfections: each corrector has the task of “correcting” a problem.
The different parts of the face need different treatments and performances, and therefore of correctors with different formulas.
Types of corrector: what they are used for and how to use them
When it comes to dark circles, we cannot fail to mention the liquid concealer. Its moisturizing texture makes it perfect for the parts of the face where the skin is thinner. This type of concealer is also useful for illuminating certain areas, such as the sides of the nose or the center of the forehead. The fluid (or liquid) concealer is suitable for dry skin, it is very light and easy to apply.
It is a product with a more full-bodied texture with a high covering power. The concealer stick is perfect for both skin blemishes and pimples. The creamy concealer is particularly suitable for covering blemishes and scars; if, on the other hand, the consistency is dry, the product should be used to cover pimples, especially if they are not yet perfectly ripe. The stick concealers are suitable for oily and combination skin because they are not very oily.
Let’s now talk about an element of make-up with an intermediate consistency. Here, too, a simple but decisive difference comes to our aid: the creamy product is used for the eye contour, the dry product is ideal against pimples.
The creamy concealer is very suitable for mature skin or for those with small wrinkles under the eyes.
Colored concealers: how to choose the most suitable
The face base is essential: it is the part of the make-up to which the greatest attention should be paid. Those who love the concealer know that in addition to the classic beige / nude color, there are also green, yellow or lilac concealers on the market. The different chromatic shades are due to the specific function that each corrector has.
We turn to colored concealers when the classic beige concealer is not enough and each shade must be used following a very specific criterion. The colored correctors have the function of contrasting and neutralizing a very strong color that appears on our face, such as the redness of a pimple. How to orient yourself? Just follow the rules of the color wheel. Let’s find out together.
As some of you will remember, the colors are divided into primary (red, yellow, blue) and secondary (green, orange, purple) obtained by mixing the primary colors. Each primary color has its complementary, that is the secondary color obtained by mixing the other two primaries.
Here is a simple summary table.
- Primary color: Blue; Complementary: Orange (red + yellow);
- Primary color Red; Complementary: Green (yellow + blue);
- Primary color Yellow: Complementary: Purple (blue + red).
The basic rule states that if two complementary colors are placed side by side, they are enhanced. If two complementary colors, on the other hand, are superimposed, they compensate by canceling each other out.
Having said that, let’s apply the same rule to colored correctors.
Useful to counteract any redness of the face: pimples, broken capillaries or localized redness. Cover the redness with the green concealer and then apply a beige one before the foundation, so that the effect on the face is not too fake. To cover redness, choose a compact concealer, which stays on the face all day.
Lilac (or purple) concealer
It is a tone corrector and is used to illuminate the dull complexion, but also to attenuate the yellowish one, typical of more olive complexions or to camouflage the gray complexion typical of smokers.
An anti-fatigue product: it is used to illuminate a tired and weary face, but it is also ideal for counteracting the effect of artificial lights.
A real panacea when it comes to purple dark circles. Use it to hide those ugly circles around your eyes, the real bane of any perfect make-up.
When dark circles turn blue, use the orange concealer. An orange colored but very dark concealer can be great for covering bruises and bruises.
But be careful: this rule does not apply to the camouflage of imperfections or pigment spots, since in this case the same shade of the face will be needed in order not to risk highlighting what you want to hide.
If you need to cover blackheads, discolorations or sun spots, apply a concealer in a neutral shade, such as beige, before makeup. The complexion will immediately appear uniform and the face will be brighter.
Choose the most suitable concealer for you among the numerous Mia Makeup proposals, high quality products for an irresistible daily face make-up!