What is the purpose of using concealer? Concealer is similar to foundation except it’s generally thicker and hides dark circles, age spots, blemishes and more by hiding pigments and blending these imperfections into the skin. You should always apply concealer on top of your foundation so it doesn’t smudge.
Do you use concealer before or after foundation? Applying foundation first creates an even base to reduce overall redness, discoloration and minor blemishes. If you apply your concealer first, you may end up wiping some off when you apply foundation or using a lot more product than necessary, which can create a heavy, cakey look.
Where do you apply concealer to? When it comes to where to apply concealer for illuminating purposes, those key spots will be down the bridge of your nose, above your cheekbones, on the center of your forehead, and in the middle of your chin—the same spots you would apply highlighter.
What do you apply concealer with? Since concealer has a thicker consistency than foundation, it can work as a spot treatment to conceal acne and blemishes. All you need to do is apply a bit of concealer on to the spot or blemish you want to hide and dab it in using your finger or a damp makeup sponge. Follow it up with foundation and you’re good to go.