Concealer, concealer, concealer, camouflage - these are just the most common names for that makeup product that we use to hide certain imperfections that bother us from our faces. But are there any differences between these products? Are you sure you're using them correctly?
concealer (concealer in English) is a liquid product that contains illuminating particles, a color close to the foundation that we can use to hide certain imperfections or shadows on the skin. The coating it offers is light, and several layers must be applied to completely fade something. In general, the concealer is applied over the foundation.
Correction or camouflage is a product with a much higher coverage because it contains a larger amount of pigments even than the foundation (about 40-45%), which often has a much thicker creamy texture and a waxy finish, or powdered. The concealer has both the role and the power to neutralize, cover or camouflage certain spots, traces of acne or any kind of imperfections completely and comes in a wide variety of colors depending on the shade to be neutralized.
You have probably noticed that some concealer palettes also contain some green, lilac or peach / salmon crème. If you look at the color wheel you will realize exactly what shades will neutralize:
Green - neutralizes shades of red (rosacea and traces of acne).
Yellow - neutralizes dark circles or bruises, for example.
Lilac - neutralizes pale skin (such as Asian) with yellow tones.
Salmon / peach - neutralizes bluish tones (recommended especially for very dark circles) or olive tones (for example, such as the skin of Indians).
This thing with all these concealer colors I think can be simplified and I think we do not need so many shades, especially for personal use. From my experience as a make-up artist I came to the following conclusion: if you have strongly pigmented and very visible dark circles, you can use before the foundation a concealer in shades of beige, peach or salmon to neutralize the coloration. This applies very well to people with warm undertones and more olive complexions. If your dark circles are lighter with a mound or green tint, a yellow or beige concealer will do a very good job.
The secret of the perfect coverage of the dark circles is the following: the more visible and darker the dark circles, the darker the corrector must be. I know that what I'm telling you seems to be in total contradiction with the Kim Kardashian-style contouring, but what no one is telling you is that the contour in which a corrector with 1-2 tones is placed lighter in the area of the circles is done after which were corrected and neutralized all skin colors.
The eyeliner is applied over the foundation in the areas you want to lighten a little (can also be applied over the concealer): the grooves under the eyes that create those shadows, on the cheekbones, on the center of the forehead or nose, etc.
The concealer is applied before the foundation, in the areas where we want to correct the color differences: under the eyes, especially in the inner corner and very close to the lash line, over pigment spots, traces of acne, etc.
In order not to shrink into wrinkles or fine lines under the eyes, or to prevent movement, the concealer should in most cases be fixed with powder. The powder will load the skin less than a compact one. And in the case of dark circles, the yellow powder will bring extra light.
My favorite proofreaders:
L'Oreal Paris Total Cover Palette
Kryolan Dermacolor Palette (my favorite from the make-up artist kit)
Bobbi Brown Corrector
My favorite eyeliner:
Lancome Effacernes Long-lasting softening concealer
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat
Maybelline Instant Age-Rewind Eraser Dark Circles
Nyx HD concealer
So, are there any more questions about concealer and concealer? Please tell me what your favorite products are!