Concealer can be a bit of a fickle friend: Apply it correctly, and you've got a flawless complexion. Apply it incorrectly, and you've got the reverse raccoon look, paired with some flaky patches. So, how can you add the product to your daily routine without the stress? Well, here's the one concealer hack you need for mornings on the go.
Now, I am by no means a makeup maven, but I will say this: I am VERY good at perfecting my daily look in seconds flat. I'm one of those people who's perpetually running about five minutes late, and I've learned to adjust my makeup routine accordingly. I'm fast, and when it comes to lightning-speed concealer application in the morning? Well, a beautyblender (or a similar makeup sponge) is something of a must-have.
It boasts a lot of benefits — first off, a beautyblender will help blend in your concealer seamlessly, ensuring a smooth (read: non-patchy) application. A few well-placed taps, and your concealer is ready to rock — plus, this method of application also helps keep the product in place where you need it, as opposed to swirling it all around your face, the way you might with a brush. Suffice it to say, it's a product that definitely lives up to the hype.
Here's what you need to execute some flawless concealer application in no time flat.
beautyblender, $20, sephora.com
Miracle Complexion Sponge, $6, realtechniques.com
Another tip? A high-coverage, weightless concealer will also help speed up your routine. When you're in a hurry, you don't want to have to fuss with cakey products, or formulas that settle into creases — plus, when it comes down to it, certain concealers are just plain easier to apply than others. So, in case you're on the market, here are a few foolproof, easy-to-apply formulas you just might want to take for a spin.
By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer, $69, saksfifthavenue.com
Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(Marc)able Full Coverage Concealer, $32, neimanmarcus.com
Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, $28, urbandecay.com
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