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Friday, May 27, 2011

Understanding MultiTone Correcting Concealers

Most women use the single colour stick or liquid concealer and this is fine for everyday covering of dark shadows. 

However many women use a concealer shade that is too light when trying to reduce under eye circles. - This results in a 'Racoon Eye Effect' which only makes the dark circles look worse. The single colour can also make the face look flat and one dimensional.

For that special occasion or to correct specific blemishes and colour problems a multi-tonal professional concealer. 

If used correctly, can achieve amazing results.

The appearance of age spots, birthmarks, blotchiness, broken capillaries, eye-area darkness, eyelid darkness, freckles, and scars can all be diminished by using such a product.


Neutralising colours are colours that appear opposite on the color wheel. 

Here's a guideline as to how to use it.

Pink : The general rule with a pink under eye concealer is that it should be used as a base for covering extremely dark circles. In this instance, it works more like a corrector that you would use to hide a blemish. Once the pink is blended, you should add a layer of a concealer in a more yellowish tone. The combination of the two should result in natural-looking coverage.

Beige : Use biege to conceal flaws and shadows-also brightens the under-eye area;

Mint Green : Use to neutralise red tones on the skin. Use this for covering blemishes, red blotches, rosacea, port-wine stains;

Yellow : Used to conceal bluish bruises, under-eye circles and mild red tones on the face, bruise / sun damage / pregnancy mask / dark spots / green veins;

Lavender: Used to normalize yellow-coloured imperfection such as sallow complexions and yellow bruises. It can also help conceal very dark under-eye circles and dark spots on bronze skin tones;

Peach : helps to liven up over all skin tone & balance out slight discolorations, another great color for hiding those under eye blues


Step 1 - Dot a neutralising concealer on carefully and blend with your fingertips slightly past the edges of the problem.  Let set.

Step 2 - Apply concealer that matches the colour of your skin tone over the layer of neutralising concealer. (You can step this step if you choose and go straight to foundation application, but it is recommended to apply a neutral colour concealer) Gently pat on a thin layer with your fingertips. Feather out concealer slightly beyond the edges of the condition. Let set.

Step 3 - Follow with a foundation matched to your skin tone. Pat on foundation with a sponge or fingertips in a downward motion so you don't make the hairs on your face stand up. Be careful not to rub in the concealer. Let set. And apply powder.

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Hope this little guide helps. 

Peace and Love! 


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