Are you dreaming (like us) of a glowing spring complexion? The undone face is the makeup trend this spring, but our skin often needs a little help to get the dream look. The trick for hiding annoying spots and signs of fatigue is different shades of concealer. Put on your artist’s smock and learn how in our makeup guide!
1 PICK A GREEN CONCEALER:
To make reddish flaws disappear.
A green concealer neutralises reddish flaws. After a long winter, the nose area can often look a little inflamed, for instance. A matt, moisturising concealer in a soft pistachio is the answer! Top the green concealer with a concealer or foundation that matches your skin.
Start by cleaning and moisturising. Sweep foundation or BB cream over your entire face. Begin the transformation by dotting concealer from the bottom of the wing of your nose and up towards the tip. Use your pinky or a small brush, which is ideal for areas where you may need to make delicate corrections.
If you feel most comfortable working with your fingers – do wash your hands first so that you don’t irritate the thin, sensitive skin around your nose and cause inflammation.
2 PICK A YELLOW CONCEALER:
To hide dark circles and bluish flaws. Yellow is ideal for making signs of fatigue disappear.
Sleep is all-important to health and beauty. But when time is running short, makeup can be the next best thing. Make dark circles vanish by using a yellow concealer that brightens your skin with an illuminating pigment.
Apply a few light strokes just under your lashes. It’s better to apply several thin layers than one thick one, which may look cakey. Never pull at the skin under your eyes, which is incredibly sensitive. Dot on using your ring finger instead of your index finger, which can automatically cause too much pressure.
3 PICK AN ALL-ROUND CONCEALER IN YOUR SKIN TONE:
To make spots vanish.
Use a concealer in your own skin tone to cover brownish flaws and spots. Select a shade that matches your skin. A concealer that is too light will have the opposite effect and accentuate the spot instead.
Dot a little cleansing cream on first to make sure the skin around the spot is squeaky clean. Apply thin layers of concealer until you can no longer see any colour differences. Finish with transparent powder over the T-zone and voilà: the perfect base for this spring’s natural makeup!