Now that you know what to watch out for, how do you make sure you’re applying your concealer correctly for a natural, flawless look? Tilbury has a few pointers:
1. Prep Your Skin First: Like mentioned above, don’t skimp on your skincare routine. That might include cleanser, a mask, serum, moisturizer, and even some eye cream if you’re dealing with puffiness.
2. Have Two Different Shades: It’s not exactly one-shade-fits-all. “Whenever I am creating a makeup look, whether it is on myself or on a celebrity client, I always use two different shades of Magic Away concealer—a lighter shade for the under-eye area and around the mouth, and a shade that matches your foundation to conceal any blemishes or redness,” Tilbury says. “It’s a trick I learned from Charlotte! Makeup is all about cheating the light, and using concealer in this way means you create brightness and bounce the light away from dark circles while hiding any imperfections or blemishes.”
3. Know When to Use a Brush vs. Fingers: “I like to apply concealer using the tapered end of my Hollywood Complexion Brush, as it helps you blend effectively into the contours underneath your eyes and around your nose, but I will also often use my fingers to tap concealer out and create a more natural look,” Tilbury says.