Vary your coverage: Aharon has redness on and around her cheeks and temples, but instead of using foundation, which can irritate it more, she uses concealer in the areas she needs it the most and blends out. “Most people require variable coverage throughout the face but apply the same amount everywhere—big mistake. A foundation brush works well for patting and blending concealer without pulling on the skin,” she explains.
Don’t pile on product: It’s tempting to keep layering on concealer or foundation, but that’s how you get that cakiness. This is a common mistake Eisdell notices “They tend to put too much of a base on to the point where it looks like you are trying to cover something,” she says.
Have different concealer shades: Cheng says using a concealer that actually matches your skintone will likely not offset the red, so you’ll need a couple of shades.