Monday, April 15, 2013

Concealers On My Mind

Hello All!


I was going through my makeup kit today and I kept finding myself thinking I want to try more concealers. I have discovered a few this year that I LOVE but its always fun to explore and find new holy grail products.

First, I want to explain what a concealer/ corrector does and why I use them. A corrector is a tool to counter act any discoloration, dark circles, blemishes etc. In order to do so, you need to find the opposite color on the color wheel.

Example:
 











If you have blue toned under eye circles, you would conceal with a salmon concealer.

If you have redness in your skin or blemishes, you would use a green based concealer.

If you have purple toned under eye circles, you would use a yellow based concealer.

This is the makeup "rule" but really there are no rules in makeup... I generally stick to the color wheel when it comes to adjusting foundations and covering under eye circles. I personally break the rules when it comes to concealing blemishes and redness. In order to conceal redness you need to match the tone and shade exactly. Unless I am doing a wedding trial or just messing around I generally do not have the time to figure it out.  I will conceal blemishes with a yellow toned concealer that matches the skin color. I find this technique works brilliantly. Adding a few layers will cover the blemish completely. (remember its only makeup, it will not cover any three dimensional blemishes, scars, bumps, etc)

Now that brings us onto concealer. I tend to use concealer to even out the skin tone. I conceal under the eyes ( a shade lighter than foundation) which brightens under the eye area. I also conceal around the nose, on the sides of the mouth, and any other area that you find needs a bit of extra coverage.

Onto the fun part..

These are the concealers/ correctors that I have in my kit:


BBU Palette
This is the Bobbi Brown BBU palette. It has all of her correctors and concealers AND all of her stick foundations (which I also love).  This is amazing because you will have everything you need all in one place. She also sells individual colors with the corrector/concealer combo. These would be great for everyday use.
They are super creamy and really easy to work with!
Chantilly Radiant Creamy Concealer
This is my new love. I have three shades of the new NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. These concealers are almost perfection in a tube. They do not crease, they last a lifetime, and there is a fairly good color range. My only problem is the packaging. I hate products that make it  hard to be sanitary. I love squeeze tubes and I love creams in pots. But this does not stop me from using it!! I just wipe the product from the wand onto my stainless steel palette. ANYWAYS... for every day use and women looking for a great concealer THIS IS IT. I love it.

This is the Make Up Designory Concealer Palette. I used this all through school and I still have it in my kit! These are cream concealers. It is a super convenient palette because it has a wide variety of shades and correctors. I will say though that I wish the orange was more salmon colored and the green was more of a yellow.. Its almost like the Left row is the only row that has been touched. I do like these a lot though. They are full coverage and photograph beautiful!

I absolutely have what I need to get the job done but I always love testing new products and discovering new goodies. I have been looking into Smashbox, Amazing, and Cover FX concealers. These are next on my list to try!!

If you have a holy grail concealer please comment and let us know what it is!!

I hope this was helpful!


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