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How to Apply Concealer and Foundation

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 1

Would you like to know how to apply concealer and foundation?  The trick isn’t just in how, but also in which.  Choosing the right colors and products will help you achieve the smooth look you want.  Once you’ve got the correct products, I’ll tell you how to apply them for an even, streak-free look.  So if you’d like help learning how to apply concealer and foundation, read on.

Understand How Layering Color Works
Select a concealer stick that is lighter and cooler than your own skin tone.  When you choose concealer, you actually DON’T want to match your skin tone.  This may sound odd to someone who is learning how to apply concealer and foundation, but it works because more often than not you are trying to neutralize redness.  The way to neutralize red is to add blue.  This is why a cooler color is desirable.  Also the red tends to be darker than your skin tone, which is why lighter works better for this cosmetic product.

Know Your Complexion
Select a liquid foundation or Bare Minerals product that matches your skin tone.  It’s important for this to match, or you’ll end up with an obvious makeup line at your throat, which is a common mistake with those learning how to apply concealer and foundation.  As with most cosmetic products, you want the foundation to look natural.  If you have oily skin like me, choose an oil free foundation such as the Cover Girl line or Bare Minerals products.

Use the Right Tools
Apply the concealer to problem areas.  This might be redness, pimples, or under eye circles.  If you use a concealer stick, rub a little on, then work it in gently with your finger tips.  Or for a more professional cosmetic application, dab it on a makeup sponge and work it in.  The correct way to do this is to make small, tight circles on the area.  The only exception to this is under your eyes; use your little finger to dab it gently with dots on this delicate skin.  The foundation will be slightly visible when at this point since it is lighter and cooler than your natural skin tone. 

Take Your Time
Apply the foundation all over your face, or in the zones where you need it.  The first zone is on each cheek, the second is your chin, the third is your nose, and the last is your forehead.  Just as you did with the concealer use your fingertip or makeup sponge to work the liquid foundation in in small tight circles, or the foundation brush for Bare Minerals powder.  Start with a thin layer, and if necessary go back and add a second layer.  This will give you a more even finish than if you apply a single, heavy layer.  And that’s it!  Now that you know how to apply concealer and foundation you can apply your blush and eye makeup as you normally would. 

More Makeup Tips:

How to apply blush

Learn what makeup colors look good for your complexion

How to apply eye makeup to make your eyes look bigger

How to put makeup on dry skin

 

Would you like to know how to apply concealer and foundation?  The trick isn’t just in how, but also in which.  Choosing the right colors and products will help you achieve the smooth look you want.  Once you’ve got the correct products, I’ll tell you how to apply them for an even, streak-free look.  So if you’d like help learning how to apply concealer and foundation, read on.

 

Select a concealer stick that is lighter and cooler than your own skin tone.  When you choose concealer, you actually DON’T want to match your skin tone.  This may sound odd to someone who is learning how to apply concealer and foundation, but it works because you are trying to neutralize redness.  The way to neutralize red is to add blue.  This is why a cooler color is desirable.  Also the red tends to be darker than your skin tone, which is why lighter works better for this cosmetic product.

 

Select a liquid foundation or Bare Minerals product that matches your skin tone.  It’s important for this to match, or you’ll end up with an obvious makeup line at your throat, which is a common mistake with those learning how to apply concealer and foundation.  As with most cosmetic products, you want the foundation to look natural.  If you have oily skin like me, choose an oil free foundation such as the Cover Girl line or Bare Minerals products.

 

Apply the concealer to problem areas.  This might be redness, pimples, or under eye circles.  If you use a concealer stick, rub a little on, then work it in gently with your finger tips.  Or for a more professional cosmetic application, dab it on a makeup sponge and work it in.  The correct way to do this is to make small, tight circles on the area.  The only exception to this is under your eyes; use your little finger to dab it gently with dots on this delicate skin.  The foundation will be slightly visible when at this point since it is lighter and cooler than your natural skin tone. 

 

Apply the foundation all over your face, or in the zones where you need it.  The first zone is on each cheek, the second is your chin, the third is your nose, and the last is your forehead.  Just as you did with the concealer use your fingertip or makeup sponge to work the liquid foundation in in small tight circles, or the foundation brush for Bare Minerals powder.  And that’s it!  Now that you know how to apply concealer and foundation you can apply your blush and eye makeup as you normally would.  Good luck with your cosmetic routine!


How to Apply Concealer and Foundation
Credit: Pink Moose http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinkmoose/2092546093/
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Nov 11, 2011 1:33pm
Ariyan7
Nice posts.
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