The Best Concealer Blending Tips

The best concealer is always the one that's one perfect shade lighter than your natural skin tone. Getting this right is the most important factor when choosing the right concealer for you. Concealer comes in many different forms, including a solid stick form, a cream base or a liquid. They also come in every shade known to makeup, which gives you the chance to perfectly match your concealer to your skin tone.

Many makeup counters have a sales clerk who can help you properly match your skin tone, but if you are going it alone or purchasing the concealer at a drugstore, you will have to make your best guess. If you already have a liquid foundation, try matching your concealer to your foundation, then go one shade lighter. The best way to test if a color is a good match for your skin tone is to place a little dab on your hand and blend in. The skin on your hand is the closest match to your actually face color.

Applying concealer can be a mystery to some women, and blending can become a nightmare. If you don't get the blending done properly, the outcome is not a pretty picture. Here is a step-by-step guide detailing how to apply and blend concealer.

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  1. Start with a clean face and apply eye moisturizer all around the eye. The moisturizer will help the concealer blend smoothly and prevent it from caking up in any creases you may have. Blot away any excess, so you create a smooth surface.
  1. Apply the concealer under the eye and near the bridge of the nose by applying small dots. If you are using liquid concealer, apply the dots using a cotton swab.
  1. Using your clean finger or a fresh make-up sponge, rub lightly or use a patting motion to blend in the concealer making sure it is thoroughly absorbed into the skin.
  1. Apply your regular foundation over the concealer and set in place with a face powder.

The best eye concealer may be hard to find at first, but it's simply a game of trial and error to find the one that works best for your skin tone.

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