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Concealer: more than just a mask for pimples and blemishes, it's actually one of the most versatile makeup products in your toolkit. With the right concealer tips up your sleeve, you can use this makeup must-have to redefine your features, bring brightness to shadows and cancel redness for good! Learn 4 genius concealer tips and more in our concealer tutorials.

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    For correcting under eye circles or highlighting your features, you can choose a concealer one shade lighter than your foundation. This helps to reflect light and add brightness. However, for masking blemishes, we suggest choosing a concealer shade as close to your foundation and skin tone as possible for a natural finish. Check out our guide to covering pimples to learn more!

    Dark circles: a concealer one shade lighter than your skin tone is best for correcting dark under eye circles. Starting with a hydrated, primed under eye, apply your favourite medium to full coverage concealer. Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind® is up to the task, helping to give your under eyes an instantly radiant, refreshed look. Always start with less product, and build up as needed – it's easier to add than take away!
    Redness: to cover redness, we can look at the colour wheel: green sits opposite red, which means a green-tinted concealer can help cancel out redness. Reach for our Cover Stick in Green and apply with your fingertips. The warmth will help melt the cream formula into your skin. After colour correcting, apply your foundation over the top as normal. And voilà – an even, uniform complexion is yours.

    Discolouration: tackle discolouration from blemishes or age spots with a concealer matched to your skin tone. A small amount of high coverage concealer will be just the ticket – Find your shade in our Fit Me® concealer for a second-skin finish. Dab onto discoloured areas and lightly blend with your fingertips or a small brush.

    Concealer caking, creasing and settling tends to be the result of too-dry or too-oily skin. If you're finding your concealer look less-than-fabulous not long after applying, it could be because your makeup base isn't suited to your skin type. Try using complementary formulas, like a mattifying primer and foundation for oily skin or a dewy primer and foundation for dry skin.

    Alternatively, it could be that your skin is calling out for a more creamy, nourishing concealer formula. Enter, Instant Age Rewind® – our skincare treatment-infused concealer for fresh-looking makeup all day.