This is a big concern in the beauty industry. This also one that doesn’t get much of a spotlight. Which is why we are bringing this topic to the light.
There are lots of women who have a darker skin tone, who are making bad choices when it comes to their concealer.
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SOME TIPS TO FOLLOW
Look at your skin tone. What type is it? You need something that will work best with your eyes and face. With the concealer, you never want to use two types. If you use two types, this will come out in photos. If you are doing a photo shoot at some point, please pick a leveled playing field. Go bright, but not too bright. If you go too bright, it will also show up in pictures. This is not a good thing. Your image will come out looking worse. This will not do well for those of you who are looking to do cover shoots.
THE MULTI-TONE SKINNED WOMEN
Always stick with one tone. Many women of color get it in their heads they need to buy more than one. This is wrong. You have two options. You can either buy a two-toned concealer. You can also buy a concealer that matches your skin, and allow the foundation to cover the rest. These are your two options.
CONCEALER OVER EYE CREAM
Those dark circles are not going to take care of themselves. They have to be treated. Put eye cream on first. This is something lots of women do not do. This goes for women of color and everyone else. You need to put the bra on first, before your dress yourself up with the blouse.
This way the concealer will go on much smoother. It will also look much more natural on a woman. It won’t have that caked on look. The idea is to make it look like you have nothing on. Makeup is supposed to add-to, not be the whole image.
FOUNDATION IS ALWAYS FIRST
This is the number one rule, when it comes to the Golden Rules of Makeup. You need to use the foundation first, then you tap on the concealer. You’d be surprised how many women do it the other way around. The concealer is there as a buffer, nothing more. It’s there to pick up what the foundation missed.
There is only one time when you use the concealer first. This one time exception comes when the foundation is a pressed powder foundation. Outside of this one time exception, please follow the rules. It will make life a whole lot easier. You also want to tap, not rub.