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Why Two Concealers Are Better Than One

October 27, 2018 3 min read

you need two concealer shades here's why

Do you ever wake up, look in the mirror and say to yourself, “Wow! My entire face is exactly the same tone! No redness! No circles! No dark spots!”… Yeah, neither do we.

That’s why today, we’re talking about concealer and why you should probably start using two concealers, rather than one.

Before we begin, we want to remind you that your fear about adding one more product to your daily routine (and taking up more counter space) is a thing of the past. If you just add it to your Subtl Beauty Makeup Stack, you’re still sticking to a minimized, low maintenance routine while still keeping your skin looking even and bright.

At the end of the day, we’re still striving to keep our makeup routine quick, easy and portable.

choosing concealer shades are tough

So, why do you need more than one shade of concealer? Let’s talk about it.

If you really think about concealer, it actually serves a couple of different purposes.

  1. Undereye: We need it to cover up the dark circles under our eyes that broadcast to the world that there is no such thing as enough sleep.

  2. Classic Coverage: it’s a great habit to dab a little concealer on your eyelid as a primer before adding a shadow or liner, or just to take away any shine for an even and natural look. You can also pat a bit into the corners of your eyes to add a little brightness!

  3. Blemishes: Despite all the times we were told we would grow out of our acne problems, we are here to call bullshit on that one. Even in our mid-twenties, we still find ourselves piling on the product to cover red bumps and blemishes. *Cue the song “High School Never Ends” by Bowling For Soup*

Like most things in life, one size does not fit all, and the same goes for your concealer: one shade does not cover up all of the problems. After we apply our moisturizer (and foundation, if using), here are the rules we stick to when applying certain shades to certain areas:

Using concealer undereye to cover dark circlesErica is using the Subtl Beauty Concealer inChartiers. Add it to your stack for $14.

Under Eye/Dark Circles/Brightening

For this, you want a concealer that is one to two shades lighter than your actual skin tone (and one that is more peach-based is preferred).

We recommend drawing an upside-down triangle under our eye, reaching down to the top of our cheekbone, to brighten the under-eye area and to elongate the face.

This is also the shade we would use to brighten the inner corner of our eyes. To put it simply, the lighter shade goes in the places you want to brighten.

It only makes sense, right?

how to apply concealer undereye

 

Covering Up Blemishes/Spots

Your second shade of concealer should match your skin as closely as you can get it. These tones tend to be more yellow-based, rather than the peach/orange base that we recommended for under-eye concealing.

Just dab a small bit of the concealer onto the blemish and gently pat the product until it blends/covers. We suggest setting with powder after, to ensure the concealer stays in place and doesn't melt throughout the day, although, the great thing about the Subtl Beauty concealer is that it doesn't require setting for most skin types. If you do tend to have a more oily complexion, you can add the Subtl Beauty oil control powder to your stack.

This is also the shade we would use on our eyelid to prime for our shadow or even our tone for a clean look! While this isn’t a “one size fits all” situation, it is a “two is better than one” situation, which is totally better. Like…two margaritas are better than one…two tacos are better than one…you get the point.

We want to remind you that your fear about adding one more product to your daily routine (and taking up more counter space) is a thing of the past. If you just add it to your Subtl Beauty Makeup Stack, you’re still sticking to a minimized, low maintenance routine while still keeping your skin looking even and bright.

At the end of the day, we’re still striving to keep our makeup routine quick, easy and portable.

Go forth and conceal!

for blemishes use concealer that closely resembles your own skintoneErica covers up her blemishes with the Subtl Beauty Concealer in Arlington Add it to your stack for $14.

P.S. If you need help picking a shade, we've created this AMAZING shade matrix.Just select the current brand and shade you're using and we will match you to your Subtl Beauty shade.


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