Are you forgetting to conceal these areas of your face?
Next-level concealer hacks
Forget diamonds, concealer is a girl’s best friend. It does so much for your face, from minimalist makeup to ‘all out’ the concealer always delivers. In fact, you probably already know all the typical concealer spots like the darkness under your eyes, bridge of your nose, beneath the brow bone and the redness around your nose.
Got all that cemented? Good…but did you know there’s a whole lot more where that came from! We’re here to help you up your concealer game with a number of less common areas you can target to give your face the ultimate illusion of “lift”.
You know all about concealing the bags under your eyes, but did you also know that brightening the outer corner of your eye can make your eyes look more lifted? Take a little concealer and blend it from the outer corner of your eyes (where it’s darkest) up towards the end of your brows. A darker outer corner has a tendency to make your eyes look like they’re drooping downwards, so concealer is one easy way to counter this.
Second only to dark circles, the inner corner of your upper eyelid tends to have the most discolouration around your eye. It’s easy to forget this area when we just go straight for the eyeshadow primers, but a little colour correcting (yellow or orange depending on your skin tone) will make your eyelids look more even-toned, so your eyeshadows look nicer on.
Brightening the inner corner with concealer (and even some highlighter) also makes your eyes look wider which is a bonus.
If looking younger is your goal, then concealing your laugh lines is one neat trick to try. Bringing some light to the lines can make them look more shallow and youthful, but make sure to set that concealer well with a translucent powder, or your concealer might sink into your laugh lines and crease on you throughout the day.
Some are born with lips that turn downwards at the corners, others have lips that just get that way over time. It’s perfectly natural for you to find your lips drooping a little on the outer corners as you get older, though you can minimise the effect of it with a little concealer.
Primarily, you want to blend your concealer upwards from beneath the outer corner of your lower lip, in the same direction you want your lips to “lift”. This can also minimise the darkness or shadows that arise from a little sagging in that area.
It’s quite natural for your upper lip to darken over time, especially if you’re big on waxing as a form of hair removal or spend a lot of time in the sun. A darker upper lip could also just be a result of hormonal changes. Concealing your upper lip can make it look lifted and more even in tone (which is especially important if you have any discolouration or thinner skin above your lips).
That said, what really takes things a step further and makes your lips look fuller, is dusting highlighter across your cupids bow. You won’t regret it.