The rule of thumb for picking your concealer shade is based on your foundation shade. Beauty experts advise that everyone should have two shades of concealer in their arsenal, one lighter and one darker since daily sun exposure means your skin tone shifts slightly all the time.
Should concealer be lighter or darker than foundation?
Shade lighter The general rule of thumb is that you should always opt for a shade lighter than foundation when choosing your concealer colour. Doing so helps to mask darker discolouration, but be careful not to over-correct! Knowing how to pick the right concealer is essential to ensuring that your look does not appear ghostly.
How do I match myself to concealer?
How to Color Match Liquid Concealer. First, determine your undertones, overall skin tone, and what you're trying to cover, whether that's acne, uneven pigmentation, or dark circles. For color correction, choose an undertone on the opposite end of the color wheel from what you're trying to cover.
Which shade of concealer to choose for medium skin tone?
Orange color corrector concealer: Effective for neutralizing dark circles and hyperpigmentation on medium to olive skin tones. Helps to camouflage and balance out dark areas for a seamless finish.
Do you use concealer before or after foundation?
While the majority of experts recommend applying a light layer of foundation before concealer, we admit there are instances where you benefit from a concealer first—if you're getting photographed, your concealer shade isn't the same as your foundation, and if you're color-correcting discoloration.
How do I choose the right concealer shade?
If you plan to use concealer to cover any blemishes that are peeking out from under your foundation, the best way to choose a shade that will blend seamlessly is to use your foundation as a guide. In this case, your concealer should perfectly match your skin tone and not be either darker or lighter.