Your Guide to Picking Concealer for Summer

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Finally, the sun is out and shining. Summer’s just around the corner. You’re getting ready for that backyard barbeque on your calendar since Punxatawney Phil reared his silly furry head and said, “six more weeks until shorts season.” But now, it’s here. You have your favorite outfit picked out. You’re mid-gassing yourself up in the mirror by filming a get-ready-with-me TikTok when you see it: the Mount Everest of pimples has erupted right in the middle of your chin. You scream, “How could this happen!” The universe knew you were planning on sliding up to the cutie that slid into your DM’s a few weeks ago and said, “Thank u, next!” You start to spiral. How will the events of Pimple-gate be hidden? That’s when you remember your secret weapon: your favorite concealer  

In this summer simulation, you had the right one on hand. But in reality, you might be looking at your makeup bag, wondering where to pick the concealer that’s right for you. We’re here with tips for securing the concealer of your dreams, so no blemish comes close to your summer fun. 

Find Your Perfect Shade(s)

The first step to picking any concealer is to find a shade that best suits your skin type. As a rule of thumb, makeup artists typically recommend having not just one shade of concealer but two!  

The first shade you’ll want to base on is your foundation. It’s essential to find a color that closely matches your foundation, so you can blend them to disguise blemishes or other notable markings like tattoos perfectly.  

The second shade you’ll want to be approximately two shades lighter than your foundation. This shade should be used for brightening areas, such as under the eyes. Just don’t choose a shade that’s too light to avoid creating a noticeable contrast between your eye area and the rest of your face. We’re getting ready to break out our new swimsuits for summer pool parties, not our ghost costumes for Halloween.  

While you could get by using one shade of concealer, using the same shade for both blemishes and the under-eye area tends to create an uneven look. So, why not go for the more shades, the merrier route?  

No Underestimating Your Undertones

As significant as your foundation, undertones impact your concealer choice. Undertones are the color tones underneath your skin tone. There are three traditional undertones: cool, warm, and neutral. Shades of pink or blue typically characterize cool undertones.   

Knowing what undertones you have is essential for picking out the right concealer. Just like you want a foundation that suits your skin tone and undertones, you’ll want a concealer that does the same to ensure seamless coverage. 

Don’t Sweat It

When you’re chatting your latest boo up by the grill at your 4th of July party, things will get a little hot. And we don’t mean romantically here. We mean literally, warm as heck. When summer temps climb, you’re bound to sweat. And when we sweat, our makeup can get a little runny. And no one wants a hot dog covered in concealer drippings! Ew, okay, sorry, let’s get that image out of our heads. The solution? Consider looking into purchasing a sweat-resistant or waterproof concealer so that you can party on without fear of your perfect beat melting off onto your BBQ plate.  

Let Your Skin Speak for You

Another major factor to consider when picking the right concealer is skin type. For instance, if you have sensitive skin that reacts harshly to makeup, you might want to look into concealer with hypoallergenic ingredients. Or, if you have dry skin, you may be more inclined to purchase a concealer with hydrating properties that won’t show crease lines after applying. If you tend to feel weighed down by too much makeup, focus on finding a lightweight concealer that won’t feel caked on. Whatever the case, it’s essential to consider your skin type when choosing a concealer, so you don’t just look great but feel great.  

From Concealed to Revealed

We hope the above provided some insight on how you can pick the best concealer for summer this year. Once you’ve found your perfect shade to cover up blemishes and another for under-eye areas, you’ll be ready to step into any summer activity looking fun, fresh-faced, and mighty fine. Don’t forget you’ve got a full face of makeup on before you decide to cannonball into your best friend’s pool!  

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