You asked! Honest Answers.
That’s an awesome question and that’s why we went to our in-house beauty gurus. Turns out that we actually need two shades because our skin isn’t just one shade (ahem, dark circles, uneven skin tones…), hence our Concealer Duo.
We hit up LA-based celebrity makeup artist, Hannah Biddle, to get the how-to:
Honest Beauty (HB): How do I use the two shades to maximize coverage? Hannah: Use the warmer, lighter shade underneath the eyes to cover dark circles and brighten that area. I love to use my ring finger to tap the product into the skin seamlessly. I use the darker shade if I need more coverage for my complexion (usually around the nose and chin where most of us have redness) after I’ve applied foundation. Using your fingers, dab onto those areas.
How can I innovate with the shades? Hannah: Use the concealer in a deeper shade to add dimension to your face by shading underneath the cheekbones, jawline and on the temples. To highlight the arch of the eyebrow, use a lighter shade of concealer right underneath the brows. They’ll also appear more defined.
What’s a common mistake to avoid when using concealers? Hannah: The most common mistake people make when using concealer is using too much. For example, if you’re trying to cover a pimple, most of us use a traditional concealer brush which is too large and deposits too much product. Instead, use a fine-pointed eyeliner brush.
What tricks do you have for applying concealer flawlessly and making it last? Hannah: To make the most of the wear-time of your foundation and concealer, take the time to properly prep your skin. So many people often skip this step. Cleanse, exfoliate, mist, moisturize and prime the skin before you begin foundation. You’ll notice a huge difference in the application and longevity of your foundation and concealer.