Concealer can do much more than help to disguise dark circles and make blemishes appear banished – choose a deeper shade than your perfect match and discover that your favourite concealer formula can double as an easy-to-blend cream contour that leaves you with a more sculpted-looking facial framework!
Is it better to do Contour or concealer first?
Start with the darker concealer shade at the top of your cheekbone and draw a line right to the apple of your cheek. Tip: Always apply your darker contour shade first and your highlighter/concealer shade second. It will give a more "lifted" and awake effect.
Do you put concealer on before or after foundation?
The Takeaway. While the majority of experts recommend applying a light layer of foundation before concealer, we admit there are instances where you benefit from a concealer first—if you're getting photographed, your concealer shade isn't the same as your foundation, and if you're color-correcting discoloration.
How many shades darker should concealer be to contour?
2-3 shades darker When contouring, we want to choose shades that imitate the realistic shadows of your face. Select a contour shade 2-3 shades darker to sculpt your features with a similar undertone as your skin. The easiest way to find out whether it is cool, warm, or neutral, is to look at your wrist veins under natural light.
Can I just use a darker foundation to contour?
Add your lightest shade of foundation to the tops of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, the centre of your chin and just above your jawline. Use a darker foundation (the one you most likely use in the summer months – two shades darker, ideally) and apply this colour to the hollow areas of your cheeks.
How do you apply contour concealer?
Draw upside-down triangles under your eyes, place lines above your cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose, then hit the rest of your face's high points: the center of your forehead, your chin, and your cupid's bow.