What Have You Got to Hide?
Complexion imperfections vanish with the right combination of concealers and some
this secret from the pros: Use two concealers with slightly different
shades and textures for complexion perfection. Top Hollywood makeup
artist Tasha Reiko Brown shares more of her advice for smoothing away
Think Texture. Choose a creamy concealer such as Smashbox High Definition Liquid Concealer to cover undereye circles. "Creamy, moist concealers work best for
under the eyes because they're easy to blend over this delicate area
and won't settle into fine lines," Brown says.
camouflaging imperfections like blemishes, sunspots and uneven
pigmentation, you'll want a concealer with a drier texture, such as bareMinerals Multi-Tasking Bisque. "You don't want to add any more moisture to a pimple that might already be oily or on the verge of erupting," Brown says.
Select Two Colors. Pick a shade slightly lighter than your skin tone for the undereye
area. For canceling out the redness of breakouts, you'll want your
concealer to match your skin tone exactly. Having trouble finding
camouflage formulas that are just
the right shade? Consider Tarte The Eraser 4-in-1 Natural Concealer, which comes in 10 shades to complement every complexion.
Apply Differently. Apply concealer to your under-eye area with your ring finger. "The heat of your finger will really
melt the product so you're not applying more than you need,".
says. "And your ring finger applies the least amount of pressure."
Place four dots of concealer, starting at the inner corner of your eye,
and pat gently to blend to the outer corner. Set with a fine-milled
To disguise a breakout,
apply concealer directly on top of the blemish with a flat,
short-bristled brush. You might need two or three layers to zap the zit
completely. Be realistic: Concealer won't be able to banish the bump of
a pimple, but by taking away the redness it will become virtually