Repeat after us: concealer is not a one-dab-fix-all situation. The way you apply your concealer is just as important as the concealer itself. These four tips will help you apply it like a pro.
There's no one-shade-fits-all approach to concealer, it all depends on what you're using it for. If you're highlighting, opt for a concealer one or two shades lighter than your natural skin tone. If you need to hide dark circles, add a peach or pink corrector before you conceal to neutralise any purple undertones. For blemishes, look for a shade that matches the skin exactly in tone - too light and you'll draw more attention to your spot.
Take the guesswork out of highlighting with Instant Age Rewind Concealer. The formula is both brightening and correcting, and blends flawlessly with the help of its sponge-tip applicator. Make sure to sue on that's about two shades lighter than your skin tone and apply where the light hits your face. This means your cheekbones, chin, between your brows and, of course, under the eyes. Pat on the concealer and then blend, blend, blend. To amp up the glow, use Master Chrome Highlighter in the inner-eye corners and cupid's bow.
Concealer is more than an instant blemish fix, it's also an extremely underrated contouring tool. Using Instant Age Rewind Concealer in two shades darker than your skin tone, shade the areas of your face that you'd like to appear more defined. Trace the number three starting at your temples, moving down beneath your cheekbones and back along the jawline - then blend away! Remember, the darker the concealer shade, the more dramatic the contour.
The most important thing to remember about concealing is less is more! A large dab of concealer can sit on top of the skin and look unnatural - you don't want to to draw attention to what you're trying to hide. The solution? Micro-concealing! With a thin, precise eye brush and just a tiny amount of Instant Age Rewind Concealer, gently feather the concealer around any problem spots or imperfections. Then blend out the product by applying light pressure with the brush so it seamlessly disappears into your natural skin tone.