A thick foundation can turn your face into a mask. To prevent this from happening, use a liquid foundation, and mask imperfections with a concealer. The right product will easily hide dark circles under the eyes, enlarged pores and other defects.
On sale you can find correctors in the form of a cream, paste, stick or emulsion. You can apply the product with the built-in sponge, a special brush, or with your fingertips. The choice of application method depends on the opacity of the concealer and the effect you intend to achieve.
Don't be limited to a single tube of corrector. For perfect camouflage, you may need different products. Professional make-up artists can use up to 4 products of different textures and at the same time create the effect of a fresh face, not overloaded with cosmetics.
Choose the right shade of concealer. Pale skin requires the lightest tones, from biscuit to light pink. A darker face needs an almond, honey or beige corrector. If you can't find the perfect remedy, mix a darker concealer with a lighter one to achieve the desired tone.
The texture of the corrector is also important. A light cream with reflective particles is needed to refresh the skin under the eyes. A dense, dry paste will help to hide pimples, and a gentle cream pencil is suitable for masking small defects like freckles.
The nuances of disguise
Most often, the area around the eyes needs to be masked. Correctly selected corrector will help to even out skin color, hide bruises and burst capillaries, mask swelling and fine wrinkles. For camouflage, choose a medium that is not too dense with reflective particles.
Wipe your skin with an alcohol-free toner and moisturize with cream or gel. The corrector will lay on the prepared skin smoother and last longer. Take some of the product and apply it to the skin with a hammering motion, moving from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner. Gently blend the concealer with your finger or brush. If there are small wrinkles under the eyes, do not smear, but drive in the cream - this technique will help to mask irregularities on the skin.
Make sure the corrector is not stained. Powder the eye area with sheer loose powder to even out skin tone and texture. Wipe off excess powder with a brush or puff.
A dense matte concealer that is slightly lighter than your skin is suitable for masking spots and pimples. Apply over foundation with very gentle patting movements. Do not rub in the product, as this will only exacerbate the problem. In order not to overdo it, carefully evaluate the result in the mirror. Work in good light, you can use a magnifying mirror for convenience.
If you need to cover up a larger blemish - for example, a dark spot - apply the corrector in layers. It can be mixed with a little foundation and applied gently with a latex sponge, patting it down. Powder your skin after you finish masking.