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Concealer Tips For Flawless Skin

Updated: Nov 29, 2023

A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying Natural-Looking Concealer with a Fluffy Brush.


Concealer is a beauty essential that can work wonders in hiding imperfections and enhancing your natural beauty. However, applying concealer with the right technique is crucial to achieve a flawless, natural-looking finish. In this step-by-step guide, we'll walk you through the process of applying concealer with a fluffy brush for that seamless and radiant look.

Step 1: Choose the Right Concealer:

Start by selecting a concealer that matches your skin tone or is one (or two) shades lighter. This will help brighten the under-eye area and cover any blemishes without creating a stark contrast. Opt for a concealer with a creamy texture for a smoother application. Check out our favorite, Tarte Shape Tape.

Step 2: Prep Your Skin:

Before applying concealer, ensure that your skin is clean and hydrated. Use a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt or excess oils, followed by eye cream to hydrate and create a smooth base. We recommend Origins GinZing Eye Cream. Allow the eye cream to fully absorb into the skin before moving on to the next step.

Step 3: Apply Primer (Optional):

If you have large pores or fine lines, applying a makeup primer can help create a smooth canvas for concealer application. Use a small amount and gently blend it into your skin, focusing on areas where you'll be applying concealer.

Step 4: Dab Concealer on Target Areas:

Using the wand to apply small dots of concealer on the areas you want to cover. This is typically under the eyes, on blemishes, or around the nose. Remember, less is more – you can always add more concealer if needed or apply foundation first to help use less concealer.

Step 5: Choose the Right Fluffy Brush:

Selecting the right brush is crucial for achieving a natural finish. A fluffy brush with soft bristles works best for blending concealer seamlessly. Try the Fluffy Eye Blender Brush by E.L.F. The fluffy brush allows for a more diffused application, preventing the product from settling into fine lines.

Step 6: Tap the Brush on the Back of Your Hand:

To avoid applying too much product at once, tap the fluffy brush on the back of your hand to remove any excess concealer. This ensures that you have better control over the amount of product you're applying, preventing a cakey appearance.

Step 7: Blend Gently in a Buffing Motion:

Using the fluffy brush, start blending the concealer into your skin with gentle buffing motions. Avoid dragging the brush, as this can disturb the foundation and create uneven coverage. Focus on blending the edges to seamlessly merge the concealer with your natural skin tone.

Step 8: Build Coverage Gradually:

If you need more coverage, repeat the process by applying additional concealer in thin layers. Building coverage gradually allows for a more natural look while ensuring that the product doesn't become heavy or crease.

Step 9: Set with Translucent Powder:

To set your concealer and prevent it from creasing, lightly dust translucent powder over the areas where you applied concealer. We recommend Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. Use a fluffy brush for this step as well, and be sure to blend the powder seamlessly into your skin.


With these simple steps, you can achieve a natural-looking and flawless complexion using concealer and a fluffy brush. Remember to practice and tailor the technique to suit your unique skin type and preferences. Flaunt your radiant skin confidently!

Please note: The following products are not available for purchase and replacements are available within the blog. M.A.C Brush #159, Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Cream

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