Concealer is a must have in any makeup bag but what is it and how do you use it?
Concealer or coverup stick is a makeup essential but how did it become so and more importantly, how do you use it?
Concealer, cover up stick, or colour corrector is a type of cosmetic that works by disguising blemishes, spots, dark circles, uneven skin and even large pores. It is sort of similar to foundation but it is designed to be used in a concentrated form on particular patches, rather than all over the face. Its consistency is usually thicker or heavier than foundation and it nearly always comes in a matte finish whereas foundation can really vary.
Concealer should be heavily pigmented to ensure that it covers the bits you are trying to cover and it comes in various forms including cream, powder, and sticks. You can use it alone, or underneath your foundation to enhance the appearance of your skin.
The first ever concealer was launched in 1954 and was called ‘Erace’ by MaxFactor. Of course, women had been painting their skin with all sorts of lotions and potions for centuries but this was the first commercially available one.
When picking a concealer, it is always advisable to go for one shade lighter than your skin in order to better hide blemishes and dark circles. Also, depending on what you are trying to cover up, you might want to choose the tone of your concealer accordingly. For example, use a yellow toned concealer to hide dark circles, green to counteract red, and purple to brighten sallow complexions.
We believe that using natural concealers is the best option for you and your skin. As you are putting it onto your face and leaving it there all day (and night) you should choose your product carefully, ensuring it includes ingredients that are gentle and kind to your skin. Using commercial products full of petroleum by-products, artificial fragrances, and preservatives is not good for you, or the environment, and as always- natural is best.
In addition to this, our range of concealers come in eco-friendly packaging made of bamboo, or metal with no excess plastic- some of them are even refillable. That means that the environmental impact of your concealer is significantly lessened and you can look and feel good without having to feel guilty.
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