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There are so many cosmetic products on the market that it has become quite difficult to find the best concealer for whiteheads and pimples.
These products play a very important role in hiding unwanted marks and blemishes on your face, giving your face a smooth appearance. However, badly applied concealer can be worse than using none at all.
Learning how to choose the right product for your skin type and how to use it effectively are very important skills. Follow our tips and pointers and you will be well on your way to being confident about your skin’s blemish-free appearance.
[easyazon-image-link asin=”B00282OHIO” alt=”Guinot Correcteur Traitant Mattifying Concealer for Oily Skin – 0.5 oz” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Unnyk2kVL._SL160_.jpg” align=”right” width=”160″ height=”160″]Not all concealers are formulated equally. There are different types for oily, dry and normal skin and products are available in various textures and shades specifically formulated for a variety of skin tones. Many people find it difficult to pick exactly the right type and shade so that they have the best concealer that suits their skin type and which will effectively cover pimples and whiteheads. Guinot Correcteur Traitant Mattifying Concealer for Oily Skin – 0.5 oz pictured, is perfect for covering blemishes on oily skin.
While selecting a concealer, it is very important to understand what type of skin you possess as this will help you in selecting a wand, pot, stick or pencil product.Concealers available in wands form are more suitable on light skins as they provide a dewy and a sheer type of covering to the skin without overpowering the actual tone of the skin.
On the other hand, pots and sticks can be ideal choice for darker and olive skin tones that needs to be covered strongly.
A pencil type usually proves to be the best one for the smallest touch-ups like, lip lines or pin-sized blemishes.
And, when it comes to the dry skin, then cream-based products provide the best coverage for hiding the unwanted marks on your face.
Having established which type of product would best suit your needs, you must be wondering how you can check which product will provide the most effective coverage on your skin tone. An easy tip is that you just need to dab a small amount on the vein of your inner wrist from the testers available in the store. If the concealer is able to cover up the vein’s bluish tint, then it would certainly help in camouflaging the unwanted marks on your face.
Lastly, when it comes to find out the right color and shade for disguising blemishes and marks on your face, then you just need to choose:-
A yellow color which is good on darker blemishes or scars (also very good for disguising under eye dark circles). Here are three examples of a stick, wand and jar concealer – all available at great prices from Amazon.
A green tinted product which is very good for disguising the redness of blemishes. You can see that these are inexpensive solutions whether you need a stick, wand or jar product.
For a concealer to do its job perfectly it is important to choose the right shade and texture that matches your skin tone. Though finding the exact shade could be a daunting task it is absolutely necessary.
Experts Tip:- try mixing two shades of concealer to get the perfect color for your own skin – one that is half a shade lighter than your original skin color and another that is a one shade darker.
How to use concealer effectively
Concealers are perhaps the most effective element in your make up kit because if you choose the right texture and the right tone, they do their job without being noticed on pimples, whiteheads or dark circles.
When it comes to covering pimples or other blemishes it is a better idea to use a high coverage product. Make sure that your face is moisturized so that the application is easier. You may want to pick one with a slightly yellow tint if the pimple is red and stands out.
The best concealer for a pimple
In order to conceal a pimple you will need a Concealer Application Brush that is fine tipped. Dab a little of the product on the back of your hand, and use the brush to apply it over the pimple. But make sure you apply it sparingly so that it does not become cakey or thick. Or you could use your middle finger to dot concealer onto the pimple and then use the brush to conceal it. You could also use a product that comes with an applicator wand directly onto your blemish.
Video Tips for how to apply concealer effectively
Best concealer for whiteheads and under eye circles
To cover up whiteheads or dark circles, place two to three equally spaced dabs of your chosen product onto the area. A product that is half a shade lighter than your skin tone is ideal for this. Most people have a yellow undertone to their skin so try to steer clear of pink based products. Then use your fourth finger to dab the product over the area, to blend it into your skin, but make sure that you don’t rub it. Also remember to clean your fingers before applying, since dirt and bacteria from your fingers could further inflame the blemishes.
So, to recap, choose a product suited to whether your skin is normal, oily or dry and appropriate to your skin tone. Steer clear of any product with a pink shade, choosing yellowish tinted products for dark marks and green tinted ones for inflamed areas. Choosing the best concealer for your skin might involve selecting a product with medication to help to heal the blemish at the same time as disguising it.Alison Graham on Google+