If you’ve ever wondered if you’re using the correct concealer, corrector and foundation trio, search no further than this in depth look at each and how they work together.
Bobbi Brown said in her book “concealers are the secrets of the universe.” While we don’t think they’ll tell us about water on Mars or life in other galaxies, they will show us the light. What we mean is, concealer along with corrector will literally lighten dark circles around the eyes allowing the light to reflect off your face perfectly.
Foundation has a similar song to sing. With its application, the face emulates that of greek goddesses. Foundation leaves the skin with a look of clarity and smoothness; evenly stretching across your canvas.
Even so, whats a resource without knowing how to use it.
Corrector & Concealer
Concealer colors range from a porcelain to a dark peach. Select your concealer based on your skin tone and the look you want to achieve. For more intense effects, use a concealer that is a few shades lighter than your skin tone. For more natural looks, use the concealer closest to your skin tone. Correctors are used to even out dark circles around the eyes. For more natural looks, when eliminating the dark circles, the corrector should match seamlessly with your skin tone. In our opinion, we like using lighter colors to intensify the look.
When done properly, the application will lift the face and reflect flattering light.
Mixing 2-3 different correctors may aid in changes in skin tone. Hormones and rest levels make the tone of the skin fluctuate, so adjusting the mixture may do the trick.
Properly applied, foundation will make you look like you aren’t even wearing it. The point of foundation is the give the skin an even appearance. Picking a foundation is primarily based on preference of texture and feel, while taking your skin type into account.
9 Different Foundation Formulas:
Stick Foundation: Normal to dry skin types. Medium to full coverage
Tinted Face Balm: Dry skin type. Hydrates for a dewy finish. Reduces appearance of fine lines.
Tinted Moisturizer: Normal to dry skin types. Lightweight coverage for a more natural look.
Oil-Free Powder Compact: Oily skin types. Medium to full coverage.
Cream Foundation: Normal to oily skin types. Medium to full coverage. Covers acne and larger pores.
Oil-Free Liquid Foundation: Oily to combination skin types. light to medium coverage.
Whipped Foundation: Combination skin type. Medium to full coverage
Moisturizing Compact: Dry to extra-dry skin types. Hydrates and offers medium to full coverage.
Liquid Foundation: Dry to extra-dry skin types. Moisturizing while providing medium to full coverage.
Once you’ve picked a foundation formula, the next step is picking the correct shade.
As said earlier in this post, the correct foundation will make the face have the appearance of not wearing foundation at all, but just present an even, smooth look.
Picking the right shade can be somewhat tricky. The first step would be to make sure your foundation is yellow-based. Almost everyone has yellow undertones, so yellow-based formulas will blend seamlessly into the skin. But if you don’t, look for a pink or olive-based formula for more fair skin types.
Once you’ve done this, test several different shades on different parts of your face. Swipe the forehead, jawline, nose, and cheeks. Gently blend it into the skin. The formula should not change the color of your face, the correct shade will disappear.
We like to apply foundation then concealer to avoid unwanted smearing and allow proper setting after the look is finished.
Creating a canvas through foundation will allow your look to come to fruition the way you intended, while avoiding unwanted discoloration.
Next post, we will talk about proper foundation application and a few useful tools to help along the way.
Of course if you have any questions or comments, feel free to ask below!