What Have You Got to Hide? Natural Mineral Makeup Concealers
In the world of mineral makeup, concealers are the lingerie for your wardrobe of colors (make sure you have all your undergarments on!). You may consider owning a selection of concealers for every occasion….or, you may choose just one to fill the bill.
Does it seem odd to use a powder as a concealer?
I know that is what I felt when first learning to use powder makeup. However, once you use this form, you wont want to go back!
The texture and coverage of mineral powder concealers is very different than liquid or creme concealers. They are much like mineral foundation as they are a powder, however they contain a bit more clay for extra coverage.
They go on smooth & silky, but be sure your eye cream has soaked in or you will get splotches and streaks.
Apply your eye creme, then go eat breakfast, or make your bed. Then come back and begin your makeup.
Mineral concealers are water proof and can be used as eye shadow base for smooth application of eye colors as well.
In fact, for very oily skins, or high humidity, some women love them as foundations!
Here are some options for your mineral concealer wardrobe:
- Green concealer- hides redness, acne, rosacea, spider veins, sunburn and port wine stains. (In fact, not only will it hide, it will help heal as well due to the zinc oxide).
- Yellow concealer – hides blue/grey circles under your eyes, blueish bruises and under eye circles.
- Pink concealer- brightens up dull or tired skin and hides brown spots.
- Catnap concealer – the perfect shade to help give you that rested look that we sometimes so need.
- Flesh tone concealer – use a shade to match your complexion, or one to two shades lighter. We offer: Fair, Fair/Med and Medium.
A concealer brush is a must for perfect application, it presses, pats and lays the powder exactly where it needs to be and holds it in place.
Wash your brush every couple of weeks to keep the minerals from building up. A clean brush gives you the best coverage. So, if your concealer stops working as well, start first with a good brush cleaning.
What order do you apply your concealers in? After your primer, concealer is next. Under foundation is best, but you can use it as spot treatment on top for those extra tough spots.
How do you apply powder concealer? Shake a bit of minerals into the lid of your jar if you need to. Dip your concealer brush into the minerals, then tap excess off. Press the flat side of the brush onto the area you want to cover, keeping in mind that the first place you apply your brush will be where the most powder will go. Press, and blend as needed. You can layer on coverage with each application of the brush.
Hit me for samples before you buy, and if you are not sure what shade to use. If I have missed any good tidbits in regards to mineral concealers, let us all know. I would love to here your comments.
Coming up in a future blog post, how to choose the right foundation shade…Do you know the stripe test? Do you know how to let your foundation cook?
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