How to Get the Best Concealer Coverage

Do you want the best concealer coverage?
Have you tried a full coverage concealer before, but everything you’ve tried so far makes you look cakey?
Ugh, I know the feeling, and it’s not a good one!  But, with a good quality concealer and the correct tools and techniques, you don’t have to worry about it ever again!

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So, I have this blemish on my neck, dead center.  It’s like a scab, but it doesn’t hurt, and I have no clue how it got there.  Yesterday, my friend Brianna suggested that it may be a chafe mark from the zip up jacket I was wearing during the half marathon last Sunday.  I’ve never had that problem before with that jacket during my training, and I certainly didn’t feel it happening during the race.
I tried on the jacket, zipped it up, and sure enough, the spot lines up with the top of the zipper!  Now I have this scab on my neck, and it looks like I burned myself with a curling iron. <sigh>
Then, I decided I wanted to cover it up before I left the house yesterday, so I reached for my favorite concealer.  This stuff is like magic because it gives amazing coverage without looking cakey.  Winning!
And now for the good stuff:  I want to share with you how to get the best coverage with concealer without looking cakey.  And, you can do it in just a few steps!

Tips for the best concealer coverage:

  • Use a primer on the area you wish to cover
    • Primer will help provide a barrier between your skin and the makeup so it doesn’t soak in to your skin
    • It helps smooth out your skin for the best application
    • Keeps makeup in place for a longer, more flawless look
  • If necessary, apply foundation first
    • For example, if the blemish is on your face, apply your foundation
    • Your foundation will give some coverage, which means you’ll use less concealer
    • This saves you money and keeps it from looking cakey
  • Then, apply a small amount of concealer to a damp blending bud
    • This is so the blending bud doesn’t soak up as much product, which saves you money
    • A damp blending bud also helps the product go on more flawlessly
  • Gently dab the concealer onto the blemish with the blending bud
    • Use a pressing/dabbing motion to press the concealer onto the area
    • This gives more coverage versus the swiping motion of a brush, which thins out coverage
  • Once covered, use the side of the blending bud or a brush to blend the area outside of the blemish so it fades into your foundation color
  • Set with a translucent setting powder

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