Concealer: not exactly the most alluring product in your makeup bag, but an essential one nonetheless! This beauty basic is often overlooked and underappreciated, but if a flawless complexion is what you're after, it's key!
In our Beauty 101 Guide to Concealer, we talked all about the different formulas available on the market and what each one is good for. Today, we're focusing specifically on crayon and stick options, which offer medium-to-heavy buildable coverage thanks to their thick consistency. If you want to make the most of crayon concealer, you can use it for two things: concealing (duh!) and... contouring!
2 ways to use crayon concealer
First we'll remind you to always apply your foundation first. This is because foundation usually does a pretty good job of masking imperfections, reducing redness, and evening your skin tone, so you'll usually find you don't need as much concealer.
Once you've done that, use the stick in any areas you need it, such as under the eyes, on the sides of the nose, and maybe around the mouth. Then, use your fingertip or a clean brush to blend the product in.
Achieve a subtle sculpted finish by using your concealer to contour. To do so, create a flawless base with your normal foundation and concealer. Then, use a concealer stick 1-2 shades darker than your skin tone on each side of the bridge of your nose, in the creaselines of your eyes, and along the hollows of the cheekbones. Then, use a contour brush to blend, blend, blend for a natural "shadow" in all the right places!