Mineral makeup is simply the greatest, because it is very versatile – the foundation, could also be used as a concealer, and concealer foundations, can provide great coverage for foundations. I’ve been a huge fan of concealing because of my imperfections, so let me just share some of what I’ve learned from experimentation about concealing. There are two ways, but I’m teaching the wet method :
First of all, the needed tool for concealing is none other than, the concealer brush! Do not use an eyeshadow brush or any brush with animal hair. The needed material for this brush is taklon, or of synthetic nature. Why? because it loads more product, thus, for concealing to be effective, you need as much coverage as you can in that specific problem area.
Second, the concealer should be at least one shade lighter than your normal shade. It’s because you are going to “load” up some product on the problem area, and the area could darken if you apply the same shade that you use on your whole face. You could always blend in the lighter shade or apply another layer of foundation right after concealing to make the concealed area unnoticeable!
Okay, here goes my tutorial! ( boy , I wish to get my new camera soon, I want to take pictures! argh! )
This is right after you have applied your first layer of foundation, or for oily skinned people, finishing powder, and foundation.
1. Okay, get your concealer brush!
2. Tap some product onto a separate dish, be it a swirling bowl. Go get yourself some small dish for this! Mineral makeup in pots need to be always kept dry, so as not to get them contaminated, so we should be using a separate dish /container for this.
3. Now, get your spray. Be it a moisture mist, or water. Spray on the dish, directly to the minerals.
4. Using the concealer brush, mix the liquid with minerals. Now, you see liquid minerals! It looks just like liquid foundation!
5. Apply on problem areas the liquid concealer. Wait for it to dry before blending around the edges, and softly blending it.
6. Add another layer of foundation ( dry ) to further blend and even skin out.
7. Last but not the least, spray whole face with moisture mist. Usually, some of my friends complain that the concealed area looks patchy because of wet application, but I say blend them further, because they can really be blended well, plus spraying in the end would really help it look really patch-free!
There you have it , my well-kept secret! The key to successful concealing is practice, practice, and practice! Hope everyone gets to try and experiment until they get em right! Nothing beats looking all flawless , and with only you knowing how much concealing you just did! Cool!
*The above mineral makeup brush can be bought at Beauty & Minerals, and is available in the Philippines only for now.