How to apply concealer? Tips for covering dark circles and highlighting make

The concealer is a makeup product used to cover imperfections of the face, such as pimples, wrinkles, dark circles and spots on the skin. It can also be used to illuminate some points and help in contouring, such as the eyelids, nose, forehead and chin.

To pass the concealer, there is not much secret. Just spread over the area you want to cover.

It is recommended to spread with light taps instead of other movements. If necessary, apply more product.

It can help to disguise dark circles and make makeup more uniform. So, a few tips and tricks can help when choosing the product and applying it!


Liquid concealers or baton? Which one is the best?

It depends on each case.

Liquid or creamy concealers are best suited to cover dark circles and other large imperfections (such as wrinkles and expression marks).

The coverage of liquid concealers is, in general, lighter. That’s because it makes it easier to iron and does not overload the skin.

The liquid type is indicated for people with mixed and oily skin. Even so, it is important to read the label and identify whether the product is ‘oil free’, that is, without oils.

Powder or stick products, on the other hand, cover pimples and blemishes, but they can make the skin more loaded. In general, they may not be the best option to correct expression lines or wrinkles, as they end up accentuating the marks.

In addition, in most cases, stick and powder concealers are indicated, especially for dry skin. This is because they have more oils in their composition, which helps to hydrate the skin.

To apply the concealer, you can use a brush, a makeup sponge or even your own fingers (if this is your option, remember to wash your hands thoroughly before starting).

Regardless of the application, the ideal is to spread it with strokes so that it is deposited in the most natural and homogeneous way possible.

How to apply concealer in the eyes to disguise dark circles?

First, correctly choose the color of your concealer. To disguise dark circles, it is recommended to invest in colored concealers, as they can neutralize skin imperfections.

For this, the tone must be complementary to the tones of the dark circles.  

There are several colors, such as blue, purple, green, red and yellow. Each with its purpose.

Even if it is the skin color concealer, to uniform or brighten the region, the method of application is the same.

After correctly choosing the color of the concealer, identify the dark circles. To do this, look in the mirror and lower your head. The darkest region below the eyes is the dark circles that need to be disguised.

1st step

Using the product brush or your fingers, draw an upside down triangle (with the base on the dark circles and the tip for the cheek). It is important to leave the center of the triangle without product, as this empty space prevents you from having too much concealer.

2nd Step

Spread the product lightly by tapping it with your finger or sponge. Avoid making back and forth movements, as these end up taking away the product or spoiling the final result.

3rd Step

Spread the product well to the lower lashes so that a shadow is not created. The corners (inner and outer) of the eyes should also receive a thin layer of the product to even out the skin.

4th Step

Pass the product up to the eyelid, especially if you are not going to apply eyeshadow. This gives a more natural look to the makeup. To cover this region, you can use the leftover product left on your fingers or brush.

5th Step

If you find it necessary, use a little more product until you are comfortable with the result. Using compact powder on top can help to give more neutrality or hide the oiliness of the eyelid.

How to use each color of concealer?

The color of the concealer should be in tones complementary to the tones of imperfection. If the flaw is brownish, the concealer should be in purple tones. Purple imperfections should be covered with orange and yellow tones. If they are in shades of pink or red, a green concealer should be used.

But there are also tips for choosing the skin color product. If the preference is not the colored ones, the tone of the concealer should be lighter than your skin.

That is, if you use base # 2, the concealer needs to be tone # 1.

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Because when they clash with your skin, they are not natural and can even hide imperfections.


The green tones of concealers cancel out reddish skin regions. Therefore, green concealer is recommended to cover pimples and blemishes in this tone.


Concealers in shades of yellow are used to cover up purple spots, like some types of dark circles.

Red or orange

These two shades are used to cover brown spots. Deep dark circles can also be hidden by red or orange concealers.

Blue or lilac

The blue shade of concealers is recommended to hide sun spots or sardines.

Should I apply concealer before or after the foundation?

The concealer must be applied after the foundation to cover the imperfections that she was unable to hide. This is because passing base requires movements (back and forth and circles) that can end up removing the concealer. Choosing the correct shade of the products also influences the make.

The base serves to uniform the skin and make a general correction, since the concealer will cover or illuminate specific regions, complementing the base. So, go later.

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The concealer is one of the indispensable products to make a perfect makeup. There are several colors, consistencies and brands to choose from.

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