Do you have a nasty spot of acne or hyperpigmentation that just won’t go away? Concealer might help, but not your standard shade – it’s just not powerful enough!
To counteract the darker dimensions of your face, you require a shade which is on the opposite side of the colour wheel. In this instance, green concealer is the perfect makeup trick to cover-up all night, or simply give your face a glowing appearance.
Rule 1: Use in moderation
Don’t go too overboard with the colour! A little goes a long way. Especially if you want to keep your makeup looking as natural as possible, as opposed to drawing the wrong kinds of attention to the area. Apply the product first onto your fingertips, then directly onto your face and blend immediately.
Rule 2: Layer the product
Rather than applying the concealer directly onto your face, use it in layers for a more natural look. If you suffer from dry or combination skin, try using a damp cosmetic sponge to work the product into your face otherwise it will crease and won’t last very long.
Rule 3: Set with a powder
Even if you don’t have oily skin, it’s always a good idea to set your concealer with a powder. Not only does it keep the product on your face for longer, but you won’t get any crease lines – especially under your eyes!
Rule 4: It’s safe to use on rosacea
If you suffer from redness or rosacea on your face (or body), a green-based product is a temporary way to even out the colour of your skin.
Even though green concealers will initially feel a bit different on the face, they won’t interfere with the long-term state of your skin and are safe enough to use on a daily basis. Just remember to remove your makeup every night before going to bed!
Rule 5: Conceal, then apply foundation
To achieve a flawless finish, it is important to apply your green concealer before foundation. It creates the perfect base to the skin and the foundation won’t dry-up or draw attention to any of these areas. Use a stippling brush to push the product into your skin and set soon after with a translucent powder for a long-lasting look.
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