When people want to mask or hide their large pores, age spots, dark circles under their eyes, tiny scars, and small blemishes which are visible on the face, they use a concealer. Concealer is a type of cosmetic similar to a foundation. It is only thicker and primarily used to hide different pigments by blending the imperfections on your face into the surrounding skin tone. But take note, you must not use it as an alternative to foundation!
You must apply first your foundation before putting on concealer. The reason behind this is so that you can cover up the blemishes not entirely covered by the foundation. This is because concealer is more heavily pigmented.
You can actually use the concealer without using a foundation. But if you want a skin that looks clearer and blemish-free, I recommend that you apply a foundation. Although both the concealer and foundation are used to make your skin more uniform in color, the concealer is basically used to make your skin more fair and smooth looking.
Concealer is available in different shades and colors. People usually choose the one that intends to look like the natural skin tone or to contrast with the blemishes. These are the most common type of concealers used by people.
As said, concealers have the capacity to magically cover your facial flaws – blemishes, acne, and discoloration. But remember not to overuse it so that you will not overdo your makeup. Overused concealers can even make your face look worse. Your face may look cakey and it can be pretty obvious if you used too much concealer.
Actually, concealers are kinds tricky. Since there are many variations to it, you must make sure that you use the right kind of concealer for your face. Choose the one that suits your complexion, facial features, as well as facial problems. You can always experiment on the concealers that you use so you can distinguish which is the most appropriate for you.
Yes, concealers are really good. Especially if you need to go out and you must look clean, fresh, and presentable. It can also make you have a perfect looking face. And you can always buy concealers at any beauty shop especially if you need one immediately. But they could be really expensive and just like any other cosmetic, they have a lot of chemicals that can cause your face and your health harm. I don’t think you want to use products that are not good for you.
Some of the ingredients found in concealers that are not safe are talc and titanium oxide. These can irritate the skin as well as the lungs when you get to inhale these. Although these and other chemicals can make you look and feel good, do you think that it is worth the risk?
So instead of using concealers bought in beauty shops, why not make your own homemade concealer? Aside from helping you save money, this homemade concealer is natural. You don’t have to worry about your face and your health. You can also adjust the ingredients so you can determine which kind of concealer works best on you.
All-Natural Concealer for an Amazing Look
To help you get started, just prepare the following ingredients and do the steps provided so you can now create your very own beauty candy loves homemade concealer.
- 1 teaspoon Shea butter
- 2 teaspoons argan oil or jojoba oil
- 1/2 teaspoon emulsifying wax
- 1 tablespoon aloe gel
- 1 teaspoon witch hazel
- 2 tablespoons non-nano zinc oxide
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon clay of choice (if using)
- Melt the Shea butter, argan oil (or jojoba oil), and emulsifying wax in a double boiler. Make sure that they are completely melted.
- Add the aloe gel and witch hazel. Whisk until completely incorporated and smooth.
- Turn heat off.
- Add the zinc oxide and clays (if using).
- Add the cocoa powder a tiny pinch at a time until you reach your desired color. Note: Your homemade concealer must be lighter than your skin tone so that it will blend and lighten. Because if it is too dark, it will leave dark spots on the skin.
- Dip the tip of a spoon into the mixture. Let it cool for a few seconds. Test the color and coverage of the concealer on your forehead and inner arm to make sure you have achieved the right tone for your skin and the amount of coverage you want.
- Transfer the mixture into a container and let it cool. You may use an old container. Just make sure you cleaned it well!
Just follow the directions above and you are done! This beauty candy loves homemade concealer acts just like any other commercially bought concealer. It can give you a perfect looking skin because of the flawless look it provides. Dark circles, which are a major problem among women, can be lightened. You can highlight the beautiful features on your face that are hardly noticed.
Also, eye puffiness could be hidden. Skin blemishes, aside from being covered, are also healed since the ingredients used are natural and safe. Lastly, this homemade concealer can also act as a protection from harmful ultraviolet rays.
You just really need to know what shade matches your skin tone and how you must apply your homemade concealer. Also, remember that concealer is not like a foundation wherein you put a huge amount on your face. The concealer is only supposed to conceal or hide your blemishes and dark circles, among others. Use only a thin layer and try not to overdo it!
Just always keep in mind the benefits you can get by making and using a homemade concealer (actually, in any homemade beauty product!) You will save a lot of money because the ingredients are cheap, you are sure that your ingredients are natural, and of course, your homemade cosmetic is safe and harmless.
Don’t forget to experiment with your homemade concealer. You can mix and match the ingredients and once you are satisfied with the outcome, you are already good to use your homemade concealer. Have fun making your own and feel pretty and amazing as always!