Foundation does a great job at evening out your skin tone, but sometimes it’s not enough.
If you have any annoying pimples, dark spots, or unevenness that you'd like to conceal, concealer is what you need.
Always apply your foundation first because when you apply foundation first, it covers up a lot of imperfections. If you have more significant blemishes, or really dark circles, you can use a concealer afterwards to completely cover any discoloration or blemishes.
Usually, liquid foundation is only used to even out the skin and hide imperfections.
If you want to use a BB cream, which usually have SPF, highlighter, primer, moisturizer all built in remember that the coverage will be lower than liquid foundations because of the moisturizing benefit.
And of course concealers have a much higher coverage than foundation.
Use a concealer brush to dab concealer under your eyes using a the shape of an upside down triangle. Draw a triangle from one end of your eye to the other, bringing the point down your cheek to your nose crease. Blend the concealer in around the edges, so that there is not an obvious change in tone between your skin and the concealer.
Never rub concealer in around your eyes, as the skin here is damaged very easily.
Simply pat or dab the concealer with the brush in order to blend it. This will also give you lots more coverage than rubbing with your fingers and is much more sanitary - particularly when you use a good brush cleaner.
Work the concealer up on the inside of your nose if your eyes are deep-set as this area is often neglected by concealer application, and will leave you still looking sleepy.
If you have acne, avoid using your fingers to blend the concealer. Using your fingers may spread bacteria that will worsen your breakout, and it will melt the concealer, giving you less coverage. Always use a clean makeup brush.
If you are using concealer over a wide area, to cover acne rosacea, for example, use an especially thin layer and blend the edges very well. Or use our liquid mineral foundation that has excellent cover on acne rosacea.