Despite my skin imperfections, I never liked to use concealers because I find them sticky and time-consuming.
One of my favorite hacks is where you can use a concealer to create an illusion that your face is lifted or highlighted. This is by drawing a triangle with the base under your eye and the point toward your cheek. Drawing a line on the forehead, bridge of my nose, cupid’s bow, and chin could lift them as well. I used a damped beauty blender to blend into a seamless finish.
I used Maybelline Fit Me concealer in Light
This is how it looks after blending. See the difference? Make sure you use 1 or 2 shades lighter to accentuate the highlight points. Afterwards, use a loose translucent powder to set. My current favorite powder is the Nichido Final Powder in Creamy Glow.
Other concealer hacks you can try:
1. Use your concealer as an eyelid primer to avoid your eyeshadows from falling out and creasing. It actually works the same like an actual eyeshadow primer. It also helps to hide away the veins on your eyelids before applying your eyeshadows.
2. Apply a concealer one shade lighter than your skin tone above and below your brows for a more appealing look. Make sure to blend it after for a natural finish.
3. Use concealer to sharpen your cat-eye with an angled brush.
4. Prevent your lipstick from bleeding by lining the outside of your lips using a lip brush and a bit of a concealer.
5. Green concealers are for correcting red spots and blemishes. Purple concealer is used to eliminate unwanted yellow undertones. Pink/peachy concealer to cover up your dark undereye circles. Yellow-toned concealers used to even out your skin tone.
Anyhow, let us move on to the product arena!
I primarily used it as an eyelid primer because it sets as a matte finish. It has a good coverage and great to conceal minor blemishes. My only gripe is that it accentuates my dry patches if I didn’t apply a moisturizer beforehand. Other than that, it’s a pretty decent drugstore concealer and budget-friendly too! It has 4 shades available: Fair, Beige, Light, and Medium.
Sadly, this concealer is not available locally as of this typing.
On the contrary, I won’t recommend the applicator to be used on your client’s face for hygienic reasons.
If you are looking for a full-coverage concealer at a pocket-friendly price, this is what you’re looking for.
It has a thick yet lightweight texture that covers most of your blemishes. No wonder, this concealer is one of the most popular drugstore concealers these days. Of course, I won’t let it pass without trying it myself and admittedly, I was pretty impressed with how it performs. The green corrector is very useful to minimize the redness and stubborn blemishes. My only gripe is the brush applicator which I find an unhygienic same case with the Maybelline Age Rewind concealer. Apart from that, it sometimes creases but not noticeable, depends on the weather, I guess. This concealer has a wide variety of shades from correctors to darker shades that you can also use for wet contouring.
All in all, these are good for drugstore concealers.
As mentioned, some of them are available locally while others can be purchased online.
Hope you had fun reading this! Please share with me your favorite drugstore concealer in the comment box below. I would love to try them!