If you're like most people, you probably have a love-hate relationship with concealer. On one hand, it can work miracles in terms of hiding blemishes, dark under-eye circles, and other imperfections. On the other hand, it can also be a total pain to find the right formula, apply it correctly, and avoid the dreaded creasing.

But never fear! We're here to help you find the best concealer for your skin type and get the most out of this makeup staple. Read on for our top tips.

Choosing the Right Formula
Concealers come in all sorts of formulas, from liquid to cream to powder. The best formula for you will depend on your skin type. If you have dry skin, you'll want to stay away from powder formulas, which can emphasize dry patches. If you have oily skin, liquid and cream formulas can sometimes make matters worse by causing your face to look greasy. In general, we recommend starting with a light- coverage liquid or cream concealer and seeing how your skin reacts. You can always build up the coverage if necessary.

Finding the Right Shade
This is arguably the most important step in finding the perfect concealer. The goal is to find a shade that perfectly matches your skin tone so that it blend in seamlessly. This can be tricky, as most people's skin tone changes throughout the year (hello, summer tan!). A good rule of thumb is to choose a shade that's one or two shades lighter than your foundation or tinted moisturizer. This will help brighten up under-eye circles without looking unnatural.

Application Tips
Now that you've found the perfect formula and shade, it's time to start applying, click here for our article about the best concealer brush! Here are a few tips to help you get flawless results:

•Start with a clean canvas. Be sure to wash your face and apply moisturizer before beginning your makeup routine. This will help create a smooth base for concealer application. •Use a small amount of product. It's always better to start with less and add more as needed than to go overboard from the start. Otherwise, you risk looking cakey or unnatural.
•Apply with a brush or damp sponge. Using clean fingers is an easy way to end up with concealer all over your hands (and we don't know about you but we'd rather keep our concealer where it belongs—on our face!). Opt for a synthetic brush or damp makeup sponge instead for more precise application.

We hope these tips were helpful in your quest for finding the perfect concealer! Just remember: experimentation is key. Everyone's skin is different, so what works for your friend might not work for you—and that's okay! With a little patience (and maybe some trial and error), you'll find a concealer that gives you beautiful, flawless-looking skin—we promise! By following the tips in this blog post linked below you'll be on your way to finding the perfect concealer formula and shade for you. So go forth and conquer those under-eye circles!

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