Concealer & Foundation Tips for Moms

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Hola foxy mommies 😉

Have you read my tips on Glossy Natural Makeup for Moms, yet?

If you are struggling with your complexion or would just like to have a flawless makeup applied look,  you need to be using concealer.

Feeling beautiful is important to most women so take the time to find the product that makes you feel you’re very best.

Even if you don’t have perfect skin, with the correct use of concealer, you can look like you have a flawless complexion.

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Concealer, foundation and me *alhamdulillah* 😉
I’m using stick concealer + Lumiere Silk Powder: Sand.
Then, add-on with minerals foundation: Lumiere Cashmere Silk: light medium beige!

If using foundation over the concealer, the color should be one or two shade lighter than the foundation. They will work together to provide a beautiful, smooth finish.

There are many different types so it’s important to pick the right one and shade for your skin.

How do you choose the right concealer for your skin? It might be easier than you think.

  • Stick or solid concealers are perfect for covering scars, blemishes and dark circles.
    It’s a thicker, denser form of foundation so it’s important to blend evenly and not apply too thick.
    Since it is thicker, the concealer could actually accentuate fine lines and wrinkles if not applied smoothly and evenly.
    Dabbing some on the area you want to cover and then using either your ring finger, a brush or sponge to blend should do the trick.

Finding the right under-eye concealer may take some time as well as trial and error. However, it will be well worth the effort when you find something that works for you.

If you visit your beauty store, you will see lots of them in different shades, even in different colors – from green to pink to lilac. Yellow-based concealers are most popular as they are effective in canceling out bluish, greyish and purplish tones. If you have dark undereye circles, you should opt for a yellow-toned under eye concealer. If you have reddish blemishes, green-tone concealers work well in concealing them.

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Me >_<
*applying makeup before presenting Homeschool Module@SusuIbu*

Because my circles are dark bluish-purple in nature, I use a concealer with a slight yellow base.

Here are some tips to applying concealer & foundation:

  • Always moisturize your face before applying concealer. It will make the application much easier and your finished look will be smoother and better blended.
  • First, make sure that your concealer is one or two shades lighter than your skin tone.
    Remember that you want the darker spot on the skin to blend in with your complexion, so this is an important factor when choosing a concealer.
    Making the shade lighter than your skin tone will give you a better chance of hiding your unwanted blemishes.
  • Start by primeing the eyelids with your concealer before your eyeshadow application.
    Use a brush and cover the whole eyelid with concealer. Take a sponge and then blend. You don’t want any lines.
  • Make sure to remove any eyeshadow droppings from under your eye before you start the next step of covering blemishes and dark spots.
    Make sure to blend, blend, blend.
    Use a sponge lightly to press in the concealer. Remember the spots around the edges of your nose and also the bridge. Putting concealer on the bridge will bring light to the center of your face.
  • After you’re done with the concealer, you can apply the foundation.
    If any dark areas are still present after this application you can apply more concealer for better coverage. Another secret is to apply a little more concealer under the eyes to give an extra little pop.

Tips:

  • Never rub your concealer. It’s best to pat or dab. A concealer brush is also great for getting into smaller areas and providing a more natural coverage.
  • Be cautious in applying any thing around the eyes. The skin in that area is thin. Pulling or tugging may cause additional wrinkles to form.
  • Don’t rush in choosing a foundation color. You might end up getting a wrong one. Make sure that you have enough light to see the color clearly. Artificial light can be deceptive. You may think that it’s perfect for your skin but it can look different in the day light.
  • When buying the foundation. Make sure that you test it on your skin. Apply a small amount and let it stay for a few minutes. The acid balance of your skin may affect the color.
  • Choose a foundation that matches your skin tone. The foundations should have different undertones, such as cool, warm, and neutral. Cool would be pinkish, warm would be more orangish, and neutral would be a slight yellow to beige.

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Make yourself feel beautiful!

Gambatte ne mommies

Please take extra care for your health and family!

About MamaFiza

Born in 1984. Family 1st; living in boulevard of peace, loving my treasured family, fully breastfeeding my precious 4 kids (tandem nursing) *30 months duration for each of 'em*, homeschool advocate, book writer, Work-at-Home-Mom (WAHM), certified Lactation Counselor (LC), official ZIN, yoga + pilates enthusiast, no pacifier & no maid rules! [Praise to God]

04. May 2009 by MamaFiza
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