5 Ways To Use Concealer Other Than For Concealing

No prizes for guessing what the staple in most makeup bags is. You’re right – it’s concealer. This wonder product of a good makeup stash conceals everything that needs to be kept under wraps i.e. spots, zits, scars and dark circles for only a gorgeous, flawless look to show through. What many may not know is that concealer can also be used in more ways than concealing. Amazed? You should be. Put your concealer on double duty and give them a try in these five ways.

1. Tone Colour

Since concealer is a shade that’s close to your complexion, it works like magic to tone brightly pigmented shades. If you have a lipstick that’s too jarring on your skin tone, first apply a thin layer of concealer on your lips followed by the lipstick and blend them together well. In seconds, you’ll find your lip colour more muted and subtle.

2. Shadow Base

Got an eyeshadow that just won’t stay put on your lids? Try the cost-effective solution of using concealer as eyeshadow primer. Apply and blend a thin layer of concealer over the socket, let it dry completely and then move on to eyeshadow. Not only will it hold the shadow on the lid, it will allow make the colours to pop a bit more.

3. Contouring

Give those expensive cream contouring products a miss and instead use concealer to sculpt your face. Concealer that’s a few shades lighter than your skin tone is great to highlight while few shades darker can be used to contour. Be light-handed with the product when applying and blend quickly so that it doesn’t appear patchy.

4. Fuller Lips

To give the appearance of larger lips, apply concealer that’s the same shade as your skin tone all over your natural lip lines and blend thoroughly. Then redraw your lips slightly fuller with a lip liner and fill it in with lipstick. It’s as close to magic as it gets.

5. Fix Liner

 

Winged eyeliner gone wrong? Don’t worry. Simply take a dot of concealer that’s the same shade as your skin tone on a narrow applicator brush and dab it over the messy marks. Like an eraser, your liner will look brand new. It can also be used to go over and smoothen squiggly lines.

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