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How to use concealer differently

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Use your concealer differently

Full face makeup is the most common makeup that women wear. It is also the most time-consuming. The purpose of concealer is to cover up imperfections. It can be used to cover up dark circles, acne, blemishes, and other skin conditions. As we all know, wearing too much coverage on a daily basis can cause breakouts and other issues with most skin types.

I want to propose a tip: You can customize your daily full face of makeup by using concealer instead of foundation!

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You can achieve a fresh look by mixing concealer with moisturizer!

The trick to using concealer instead of foundation: 

Shear it out!

When you are doing a full face, concealer can be used in lieu of foundation because it is heavily pigmented. However, you don’t want to use it at full strength! For daily wear, you need to shear it out first with a high-quality moisturizer.

How to apply concealer: 

Start by moisturizing your face first as it will hydrate the skin and help the concealer to blend into the skin more easily. This is also great for those with dry skin! Make sure you’re using a good-quality moisturizer. You may want to consider how your moisturizer is composed and how the products will penetrate your skin to really benefit from this technique.

Next, add another bit of moisturizer to the back of your hand along with a little bit of concealer. Using the back of your hand like an artist’s palette, mix the two together, a little at a time. If you’re not sure how much concealer you need, just keep building it up until you reach the desired coverage level. Eventually, you’ll know what ratios you prefer and how to customize them for your daily needs. Dab it on your face and blend it out with soft fingers or a rounded brush. 

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Learn the rules and then break them!

The takeaway:

There are no rules when it comes to makeup! You are an artist and the products are your medium. There’s no law saying that you have to use foundation every day. You can save time and money by using concealer on a daily basis instead. Simply shear it out and you will have a fresh look. Let it be known, I do not advise wearing a full face with concealer at its full pigmented strength. If you need a ton of coverage, you can use it at full strength on your trouble areas and foundation over the rest. Ultimately, the best way to save time is to do your research and find out what products work best for your routine and your skin type. 

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