Apply Concealer to Problem Areas
I can hear you saying “Thankfully, I don't have to apply concealer to my pimples because I don't get them anymore.”
Sadly I have to confess, as I sit here typing this, I have another pimple on my face; at this age!
Life is just not fair sometimes.
However, the good thing about having pimples at 63 means your skin is still oily. Now that is a good thing!
This concealer comes in three shades: Light, Medium and Dark.
It has a velvety soft formula that masks imperfections, fine lines, dark circles and puffiness and dries to a powdery soft finish.
I adore this concealer.
Applying Concealer to Hide Pimples
So if you are like me and still get pimples, don’t squeeze them before you're about to apply your makeup, tempting as that may be. If you do, the pimple will continue to weep making it impossible to cover up. If this happens to you, the best remedy is to use a blow dryer on low heat to quickly dry the inconsiderate spot.
As recommended previously, use a pointed brush so you can target your concealer to that exact spot. Then lightly press around the edges with your finger tips.
A yellow-toned shade with a high pigment level and a drier or velvety consistency works well, depends on your skin tone and type. (Don't use a colour that is lighter than your skin tone as that will emphasise the pimple.)
Always set with loose powder so the concealer stays put.
The redness of a broken capillary requires a heavy-duty, yellow-based concealer with a high pigment level. As recommended for pimples, apply with a pointed brush, blend in and then set with loose powder.
Freckles and Pigmentation
At this stage of our lives, I hope we have accepted that freckles are not blemishes. Indeed, if your skin is clear freckles can look very attractive. A heavy layer of concealer or foundation can look far worse and yes, it will take a heavy layer to cover those freckles, as it always has.
For covering pigmented areas, select a colour that is one shade lighter than your foundation colour. This makes sense as we are covering an area that is darker than our skin tone.
Ensure your skin is well moisturised first then apply a creamy concealer to the areas that require coverage.
Again, set with a loose powder and dust a subtle skin-toned shimmer powder to further illuminate the area. The idea is to lighten the face, especially if the pigmentation is down the centre panel.
Scars and Birthmarks
These can be realistically diminished by using yellow-based colours.
For raised scars choose a slightly darker shade than your natural skin tone and a lighter shade for indented scars. Apply a matt primer first to help the concealer lock into the scar tissue. A concealer with a drier consistency will also adhere better and last longer.
Once again, you'll find that a highly pigmented concealer is necessary to cover scars and birthmarks.
As always, the trick is to find the perfect colour then set concealer with some loose powder."
White concealer can be used to blur dark circles or bruising and to brighten dull skin.
Purple-tinted concealer can make sallow complexions look brighter.
Green and Blue concealer can counteract red patches on the skin caused by pimples, broken veins, or rosacea.
Then cover with a concealer or
foundation that matches your skin tone.