These concealers are the truth!
I’ve battled with acne for all of my teenage years, and despite my careful attention to not damaging my skin by popping pimples, touching my face, or sleeping in my makeup, I still have acne scars. I have tried lots of concealers to cover them, and while they do cover, they don’t conceal completely. They are also pretty expensive and don’t last long.
The one I used to use was Maybelline’s Fit Me. A small tube costs about $6, and while it blends perfectly with my skin, it doesn’t cover completely, it doesn’t stay on all day, and it runs out quickly. I got so tired of buying those little tubes that I decided to do some research on ‘cheap’ concealers, and I came across tons of YouTube videos promoting this L.A. Girl Pro Conceal. For $2.99 a tube, I couldn’t help but try it.
So, I went to my local beauty supply store and bought various shades (fawn, cool tan, warm honey, toffee, almond). I also bought the HD concealer in chocolate, which I love! At first I wanted to use them for contouring, until I realized that full contouring is for the experienced, and I’m not there yet.
So, I’ve been using them as concealers (lol) and they have been great. I use the HD concealer in chocolate to cover my acne scars. I use ‘cool tan’ to highlight my brows, ‘toffee’ and ‘almond’ as another coat over my acne scars, ‘warm honey’ on the dark spots around my mouth, and ‘fawn’ under my eyes.
I know it sounds like a lot, but it’s really easy. I usually squeeze out a little and conceal each area of my face, one feature at a time, blending with a beauty blender. Once everything is concealed, I apply pressed powder over the concealer in order to soak up any oils, then I cover with setting powder, finishing spray, and a little NYX powder for contouring around my forehead and jawline to avoid the dreaded makeup line. I “bake” with banana powder and then I use a large kabuki brush to blend, blend, blend, blend all of the concealers, powders, highlights, contours, etc. I blend until there are no lines and just smooth areas of light and dark.
I’m not perfect at it, and I’m still learning, but these concealers have made it so much easier. And they last for such a long time. If you’re new to makeup, contouring, concealing, etc., it makes sense to only spend a few bucks on these great products while you’re learning what looks best on you!