March 29, 2016 Diana Crisan Face

6 Things You Can Do With Concealer Other Than Conceal

It comes as no surprise that concealer is basically our answer to every problem. Late-night face? Concealer. Surprise pimple? Concealer. Broken heart? Concealer. While its main call of duty is basically indicated in its name, this staple can do much more than just erase the evidence of your all-night romcom binge-a-thon. It can also make your brows look bolder and your lipstick look better — impressive, right? Read on to find out ways you can maximize your concealer experience.

Concealer Tricks


1. Prime Your Lips

You use primer on your skin to make your foundation last all day, so why wouldn’t you do the same thing for your lips? Concealer will not only neutralize your lip’s natural hue to add intensity to your lipstick, but it also acts like a primer to give your go-to shade some serious staying power!

2. Perfect Your Lipstick Application

While nude hues are a little more foolproof in the application process, bright and bold shades lend themselves to bleeding and smudges. If you tend to color “outside the lines” just grab some concealer and a small brush to clean up any mistakes around your lip line.

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3. Use As a Contouring Product

Mastering supermodel-worthy cheekbones doesn’t mean you have to purchase every contouring palette in sight. Just swipe concealer that’s two shades darker than your skin tone along the hollows of your cheekbones, and blend a lighter shade above and below your contour to highlight.

4. Prime Your Eyelids

To prevent your shadow application from cracking and creasing within hours, prime your eyelids first with a dab of concealer. And hey, this one saves you a little extra pocket money!

5. Fix Eyeliner Mistakes

Oops! Smudged your eyeliner? No reason to start all over again, just dip a clean gel liner brush in concealer and a clean up your crooked cat eye in seconds.

6. Fill in Sparse Eyebrows

Yes, we’re applying concealer to our eyebrows! After brushing your brows with a spoolie, fill in any sparse patches with concealer and give it a few minutes to set. This will give your brow powder something to hold on to! Try it for yourself with this tutorial.  

Photo: Carlos Moscat

Model: Taylor Smith



    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.