How To Avoid Concealer Catastrophe

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Ever stepped into the light or taken pictures after putting on your make, and realize that areas where you applied the concealer looked like they were dipped in flour? Embarrassing right? I too have had my share of mishaps with concealers, and they’ve been pretty awful. I recently sat with Make up artist Paige Jenkins, who offered several tips for avoiding the embarrassment of concealer catastrophe.

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1. If you have sensitive skin, avoid concealers with mineral oil and petroleum as they can clog your pores and cause further irritation and/or breakouts.

2. If you are using concealer without applying a foundation or any other products on your face, use one that’s HD (high definition) friendly, like make-up forever, MUFE full coverage or Nars’ creamy concealer. These brands have light reflecting pigments, and yes, all you instagrammers it’s great for taking pictures.

3. One of the keys to effective concealing is to pat and feather (blend) using the warmth of your ring finger tip to create an even and natural finish.

4. Lack of proper lighting may be one of the primary causes of concealer mishaps. If possible, apply your make in an area where there is natural light. In lieu of that, you can purchase a lighted vanity mirror.

5. Trust and verify with a touch of powder giving the face a once over with that.

6. Check your mirror before you leave the house or when you get outside. You can also use your cell phone or have someone take a picture of you. This is especially important if you did not apply the concealer in an area that has natural lighting.

Ever had concealer catastrophes? What are your tricks and tips for avoiding them? Leave us a comment below, we’d love to hear form you.

Dixie Lincoln-Nichols has a passion for all things beautiful. She is a self-described beauty junkie and the founder of Dixie Bits. Follow @Dixieand Beauty on Twitter

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