One of the most common questions which go through our minds whilst using a concealer is Do you put on a concealer before or after a foundation?

Yes, we have all been through this and some of us are still trying to find the answer to this question. I know somebody who has taught me the art of applying one. O.M.G.! All these years, I was using it all wrong. If you do not want to go through the same menace, then consider reading the how to use concealer tips from here.

What is a concealer?

For those who are very new to makeup should know that the concealer is a thing that is used to mask flaws on the face. Some people also use it alone when they don’t have the time to apply the full-fledged foundation.

Scroll down to know some tips on how to use a concealer.

Identify your flaws

There are various kinds of concealers in the market, you first need to identify which one do you need. For instance, if you are looking for a concealer to hide your dark circles then you will need one with an orange shade and so on.

Here is the color corrector palette guide. This way you can make out which color should you use and when.

  • Green shade concealer is used for reducing redness.
  • The Yellow shade is used to hide veins in the under eye area.
  • The purple shade neutralizes and balances the yellow complexion and provides the glow the skin needs.
  • The peach and pink shade are used to brighten the eye area.

Apply the concealer in the inner corners of the eye

If you want to brighten up your eyes in the time of an emergency then just put a little concealer in the inner corners of your eyes and dab well. Similarly, apply some on the eyelids and dab well again. Tadaa.

Use the concealer after the foundation

It is by far the most asked question when it comes to talking about concealers. You should definitely apply concealer after applying the foundation because of the reason that it will conceal most of the flaws well in advance and thus the concealer will have to do less work. For days when you feel lethargic and do not want to use foundation, you can just put the concealer on the bridge of your nose, forehead, and chin.

Use your ring finger

If you apply the concealer harshly with your fingers then you need to stop it right now because this habit of yours is damaging your under eye skin. First of all, never rub the concealer, just make a V-line under your eyes and dab it nicely to conceal your dark circles.

Use a compact powder

After you are done with the layering of the concealer, just brush the extras off with the help of a good brush and compact powder. It will also help you to set your makeup right and even. One thing that you should definitely remember is that you should not use a compact which is way too lighter than your skin tone. Always try first before buying and use the best one.


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