Where to Apply Concealer
- Above & Below the Brow. Blend a thin line of concealer on top of and underneath the brows to make eyebrows pop and open up the eyes.
- The Inner Corners and Under the Eyes.
- Across the Bridge and Down the Center of the Nose.
- Around the Mouth.
- Center of the Chin.
- Around Each Nostril.
Where should you match concealer?
To find a good match, swipe a few different shades along your jawline and see which one blends into your skin the best. For this, you'll want natural light, so head to a window or go outside and look at your jawline in a hand-held mirror.
Should concealer go on before or after foundation?
If your goal is even coverage for a smooth canvas like we mentioned earlier, you'll want to apply foundation before concealer.
What is the right way to choose concealer?
Makeup artists suggest trying different shades of concealer with a swatch test along your cheek and jawline. Applying a small amount of each concealer to your face is the best way to determine your shade match, but another option is to apply each shade to the inside of your wrist.
Should concealer be darker or lighter?
The rule of thumb for picking your concealer shade is based on your foundation shade. Beauty experts advise that everyone should have two shades of concealer in their arsenal, one lighter and one darker since daily sun exposure means your skin tone shifts slightly all the time.
Do I put anything on before concealer?
“If you have blemishes or pigmentation on the skin, you're going to want to put your base on first,” explains Lenny. “If you do your concealer first, you'll just end up covering or disrupting the work you did. Really, you just want to pat your concealer on as a final step and leave it.”