Mens Concealers- How to apply
Applying Mens Concealers
The concealer is the best go to mens product for concealing (obviously) and skin blemishes you may have.
Choose your shade. Our mens concealers come in a variety of shapes and colours, so analyze your skin first to determine what you need. Are you trying to cover up acne? Under eye circles? Scars or birthmarks? Once you determine what you want to conceal, you can choose the appropriate colour and shade. Use our colour swabs to help you figure out which colour corrector to use.
For scars or under eye circles, use a concealer 1-2 shades lighter than your natural skin tone. Determine whether your skin tone is warm or cool before picking a shade. Be careful not to get too light of a shade, or your complexion might look ashy.
Test skin tone concealer on your face, not on your hands, in order to get a true colour match. Make sure that you test your concealer without any other makeup on first.
Prep your face. Before you apply any concealer, wash your face with a mild face cleanser like our mango mens face cleanser and apply a moisturizer. Your concealer is the first step in your makeup application, and will go on most smoothly over a blank canvas.
Cover up your under eye circles. Use a concealer brush or your fingertips (the former is more sanitary) to dab concealer under your eyes. Apply the concealer in the shape of an upside down triangle. Draw a triangle from one end of your eye to the other, bringing the point down your cheek to your nose crease. Blend the concealer in around the edges, so that there is not an obvious change in tone between your skin and the concealer.
Never rub the concealer in around your eyes, as the skin here is damaged very easily. Simply pat or dab the concealer with the tips of your finger or brush in order to blend it. This will also give you lots more coverage than rubbing.
Work the concealer up on the inside of your nose if your eyes are deep-set. This area is often neglected by concealer application, and will leave you still looking sleepy.
Be sure to apply your concealer all the way to the very base of your lash line, directly under your waterline.
Dotting concealer under your eye in a U-shape will appear less natural, and it may be noticeable in photographs.
Apply your concealer to acne and spots. If you have any acne, dark spots, sun spots, scars, or birthmarks, now is the time to cover them up. Dab your concealer onto the top of each mark, and then blend softly outwards to your skin. Use a thin layer of concealer to avoid having a caked-on look, and apply more if necessary.
If you have acne, avoid using your fingers to blend the concealer. Using your fingers may spread bacteria that will worsen your breakout, and it will melt the concealer, giving you less coverage. Instead, use a clean makeup brush.
If you are using concealer over a wide area (to cover rosacea, for example), use an especially thin layer and blend the edges very well. The more concealer you wear, the more likely it will become apparent over the course of the day. You can set your concealer with powder to keep it looking natural all day long.
Your all set now for the best selfie you have ever taken.