As much as I love makeup, I like to keep my every day look pretty simple. Usually, this meant relying on a full coverage foundation, bronzer, and little else. These days, I’m trying to take better care of my skin (love this post on The Everygirl) and be more deliberate about my makeup application – using little or no foundation but utilizing multiple concealers and a simple blush/loose powder to finish. I end up looking “done” and polished but more natural. Why multiple concealers? They serve different purposes!
Interested in creating a concealer “wardrobe” for those different problem areas? I worked with Ulta.com to share some of my favorites and try out some new products. First, I still deal with random pimples, so for red spots or other blemishes it’s nice to have a fuller coverage concealer. Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer is seriously awesome (I’m a recent convert – I’m also using their pimer to prep my skin and the perfection stick for quick touchups). I don’t need to use much of this product at all and any spots seem to disappear. I also like a blemish treatment concealer (like Neutrogena SkinClearing Blemish Concealer or Murad’s Acne Treatment Concealer) every now and then.
Second, to brighten under eyes, I’ve been using Benefit’s Fake-Up Hydrating Concealer and love it – it really hydrates and brightens. Also try Maybelline Instant Age Dark Circle Concealer. Other dark spots? I cover sun or scar marks with Bareminerals bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer (also try Ulta’s Correcting Concealer). And lastly, for daytime contouring, I use a highlighting concealer like the Dream Lumi Touch from Maybelline along with a bit of bronzer.
Do you have a favorite concealer or quick-beauty tip? I’d love to hear!