My FAVOURITE topic, and the one I can mostly relate to because concealers are probably the only thing I wear too much of. Aresha mentions it as one of the tools that can be used in many ways:
Tonnes of ways to use it according to your liking, just that you need to know the basics. Jeng Jeng Jeng, and they are:
Orange is for correcting and it is actually to be used as the base before you put on the concealer that’s closer to your skin colour. You’d want to use the orange as the base for ALL of your concealer concerns like the dark circles, dark spots and red pimples. It’s important because if you don’t do so, you’ll cause a gray cast (shadow/panda eyes if under eye) and it won’t do much to hide your red pimple, in fact it’ll cause it to surface more and you’re doing a “good job” on “highlighting” it even more now, and that ain’t pretty.
Aresha’s Concealer Picks:
Comes with both colours, orange and your skin tone colour of choice. Two in one and so convenient the dual end stick!
Super blendable and in the case of a minor dark circles and faint dark spots, you won’t need the orange base with this.
However should you still want an orange base, you can purchase it separately in a small pot 🙂
Comes in numerous shades and undertones, and pigmented too, but leaves you with a natural look no matter how much you layer it on
They mostly hold the same traits, and because the price is “affordable” hence, you bet the performance isn’t the same as the other three products we mentioned, or even the ones priced higher than the top three. However, they are a quick and instant pick, especially if you aren’t much of a Make Up person.
Drugstore concealer traits: Not as pigmented, less variety of shades and undertones available and they don’t last very long on the face and in the tube either, mostly because you’ll tend to dab them on more to achieve more coverage due to the less pigmented formula, and to make them “affordable” they are smaller in size too.
We’re not saying the Drugstore concealer is not worth buying, but we’re saying it depends on what you’re trying to conceal and combat, as well as how often you want to use it. We’ve laid you all the basics and information here, hope you get to decide wisely!
IMPORTANT: You need to swatch the colour of the concealer on you jaw to ensure you’re not getting a shade too light or too dark for your skin. However, if you intend to use concealers to highlight parts of your face, two shades lighter than your skin is superb. If you have more doubts and concerns, let us know and we’ll try to help you out!