Barely There Concealer

No matter how little makeup you put on, concealer is a staple in all kits. It’s the one thing I could slap on before heading out to the grocery just so I look somewhat human. This means applying it as thinly as possible so it looks very natural.

The key in applying concealer is using your fingers. The warmth of your skin helps the product thin out and allows you to blend it properly. I also like using an eyeshadow blending brush such as the MAC 224 to evenly apply the cream or liquid, and then I gently press the product into the skin with my ring finger.

I prefer using concealers that have a more liquid texture rather than creme.  They are lighter in weight & give good coverage if you don't have anything major to hide.  I'm currently using MAC's Select Sheer and Mineralized concealers (the latter for days my skin feels extra dry).  There are other brands in the market that offer the same type of concealers that are just as good!
I prefer using concealers that have a more liquid texture rather than creme. They are lighter in weight & give good coverage if you don’t have anything major to hide. I’m currently using MAC’s Select Cover-Up and Mineralized concealers (the latter for days my skin feels extra dry). There are other brands in the market that offer the same type of concealers that are just as good!
Instead of applying the product directly on my face, I squeeze a bit onto my mixing palette & thin it out with my brush.  This gives me more control of the amount I put on my face.  It'll also allow me to apply the product evenly from the get-go thus making it easier for me to blend after.
Instead of applying the product directly on my face, I squeeze a bit onto my mixing palette & thin it out with my brush. This gives me more control of the amount I put on my face. It’ll also allow me to apply the product evenly from the get-go thus making it easier for me to blend afterwards.
Apply the concealer using your blending brush.  The bristles are soft and won't deposit too much product. Remember the stiffer the bristles, the heavier the product deposit.  Also, don't forget to look up while applying concealer to stretch the skin under your eye.
Apply the concealer using your blending brush. The bristles are soft and won’t deposit too much product. Remember the stiffer the bristles, the heavier the product deposit. Also, don’t forget to look up while applying concealer to stretch the skin under your eye.
Sweep the product to the side of your nose forming a V-shape.
Sweep the product down to the side of your nose forming a V-shape.
When you are satisfied with the coverage, use your ring finger to gently press the product into the skin & blend.
When you are satisfied with the coverage, use your ring finger to gently press the product into the skin & blend.

The step is to set your concealer with the right kind of powder. Powders such as those that give a lot of coverage tend to have bigger particles and weigh heavier on the skin. This makes the product sink into fine lines and wrinkles (especially for those who have deep set eyes and mature skin). The best powders to use are those with very fine granules (fine milled), and those that give zero to very minimal coverage.
I like to use a brush instead of a powder puff when setting my concealer because the latter deposits more product onto the skin. The less product under the eye, the less chances of it caking.

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Set with a low coverage powder to decrease the chances of caking.
Now I look like I've gotten enough sleep!
Now I look like I’ve gotten enough sleep without having to pile on the makeup!