Sigh, concealing is just so hard to do! Concealing would be easy if the blemish or part to be concealed is well-moisturized, and non-flaking. Flaky skin equals flaky concealing, and it also means that the concealed part can wear off and can be really noticeable.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve worked with several types of concealers, including traditional makeup concealers. My skin has been flaking on the area of the blemish and it’s really hard to keep it concealed for the whole day. Liquid concealers stay for a while, but melt after a few hours , cream concealers don’t stay at all unless they’re cream to powder finish, and well, what have I got to do but whip up my most reliable friend – my heavy coverage concealer foundation.
I use my heavy coverage concealer foundation, in loose form, as concealer, as I get some product to a separate plate and spray it with moisture mist, and mix like liquid concealer using a concealer brush. I apply it on the imperfection I want gone, let it “rest” there for a while while carefully feathering the edges, until it dries. Once it dries I try to blend it again to my face to check if it would budge or not. Most of the time it won’t, but there are times when I have to reapply, wait for it to dry ( patiently ) and carefully blend with another layer of foundation on the entire face. Even if it’s one shade lighter than my foundation, I spray moisture mist on my entire face, and leave it be. The concealer blends with the foundation once it oils up ( lucky oily skinned people), and imperfections are almost nonexistent. No one believes that I have bad skin, but I really do ( I go to the dermatologist every so often for cleaning ).
So, what brand of mineral concealer works for you? I’d love to hear from you! Hope my input was some help to some wanting to know how to conceal their imperfections! Just remember, no animal hair for this! synthetics only for concealing since you’re applying concealer wet to let it stay for an entire day!
Tata for now!