How is concealer different from corrector?
Today, the cosmetics market, with which you can correct and mask imperfections on the skin, is so diverse that it is very easy to get confused. So, for example, you can easily confuse the concealer with the corrector, and after all, face correction using these tools varies.
What it is?
Unfortunately, not every woman is fortunate enough to have absolutely perfect skin - someone may have a genetic predisposition to some skin problem, and environmental factors have led to this or that imperfection. A fairly common phenomenon on the face of ladies is:
- dark circles under the eyes;
- the skin is so thin that a capillary mesh is visible through it;
- too wide pores.
Correction of these problems became possible only with the invention of cosmetics such as concealer and corrector.
Although the names are different, and even the translation from English is different (concealer - hide from the word, and corrector - fix), but the end result from their use is still the same. They mask those areas of skin on the face that prevent the girl from being attractive.
What's the Difference?
To find the difference in these concepts, you need to know what skin problems these products are used for, and how the effect of one on the problem area differs from the effect of the other.
Getting answers to these questions will be very useful for those representatives of the fair sex who have such problems on their faces. Most users probably believe that, in principle, these products are no different, only professional makeup artists have the opposite opinion.
At the concealer his own development story - he was conceived as a brightener for dark circles at the bottom of the eyes.
As a rule, this is a creamy dense mass of a light beige shade.
At the corrector slightly different functions - it will mask any defect on the face, therefore it is available in different shades so that this product can be matched to any skin tone (both for natural blondes and dark-skinned women).
Makeup with the corrector will save you from:
- unattractive dark circles around the eyes;
- red spots that "decorate" the nose, T-zone;
When choosing a corrector, attention should be paid to its tone - depending on the color of the defect.
The result will be the most effective if both the corrector and the concealer are used in series. But in any case, these are not the means that are applied to the whole face, like a foundation. Concealer and corrector are used strictly locally, on the focus of the problem.
First they use a color concealer, and after that they use a skin tone product. As a rule, the scope of application of the concealer is dark circles at the bottom of the eyes. But this should be done as carefully as possible so that no circles are visible, and no traces of the coating. It should completely merge with the natural skin tone of the face.
You will learn more about how concealer differs from corrector in the next video.
Women who have learned to use these products correctly leave extremely positive reviews about them. To learn this, you need to remember some simple rules. Typically, the product is applied to:
- nasolabial fold;
- on the chin;
- on the forehead;
- on the cheekbones.
Application should be done along the lines of massage.
The first step in using the corrector is to squeeze a small amount (literally two or three drops) onto a palm or a napkin.
On the face, the product should be applied gradually, gently patting it with fingertips (in no case do not stretch the skin and do not rub the product). Professionals in this case use special brushes or sponges for shading - so the coating on the face is perfectly even.
We mask the circles below the eyes with the corrector along the border of the foundation, using a special brush or light pats. At the inner part of the eye, put a small dot on the corrector and begin to gently shade it - until the border with the foundation disappears.
Makeup for other parts of the skin on the face consists of several stages.
So that acne, redness or spots are not visible, first of all they use foundation, and already concealer is applied to it pointwise. The last stage is the application of powder, with it the makeup will remain neat for a long time, and the problem areas of the face will be effectively hidden.
Thanks to a correctly selected makeup brush, it is possible to apply the product in the eye area without any pain. This can best be done with a small concealer brush. The main thing is not to forget to wash the brush with soap at the end and dry it well.
Different use cases
Corrector is used to hide this or that imperfection on the skin of the face.
Highlighter is used to highlight some area on the face. There is not just the effect of luminous skin - the general relief of the face is emphasized, and small wrinkles seem to be no more. This is a means by which it is possible to really make sure that the emphasis is placed correctly and the shortcomings are masked.
The primer serves as a corrector as a base for makeup.
With its help, hide irregularities associated with acne, with wrinkles, with large pores and redness.
Bronzer is used to model the face, as well as to give it a slightly tanned shade. So, for example, cheekbones stand out or the nose visually narrows.
When a shimmer is used as a make-up adjustment, the skin of the face seems to be able to reflect light. This is due to microscopic particles in the composition of this product. As a result, the makeup is truly radiant.
The best choice
For girls with problematic skin, facial cosmetics must necessarily contain antibacterial components that will help to eliminate inflammation and hide blackheads. The best such remedies can be found among concealers.
The best way to adjust the shade in the eye area will also be to use such a makeup product as concealer. It should be understood that this product is not a universal masking agent. Firstly, the production of this product is based on the ease of its texture.
Secondly, another inalienable rule for the manufacture of concealers is the inclusion in their formula of those components that will not irritate the delicate skin in the eye area, but will provide a caring effect. As part of this product can not do without oils and extracts from medicinal plants.
Concealer for other purposes has a highlighting effect, and therefore the product is easily identified by the prefix in its name. "Illuminante" is from the French for "illuminate", or in English the word will look like "illuminant".
The result is a make-up with a radiant effect, the face acquires young features, and the skin has a healthy and well-groomed appearance. Moreover, the product does not contain shiny microparticles, as is usually the case with cosmetics.
The principle of the radiant effect is completely different - this is how the pigment contained in the product behaves. It simply reflects the light, without making the face skin glossy - it remains a pleasant matte shade.
It looks like a concealer like a felt-tip pen, to which a convenient brush or applicator was added.
Serve concealer (as well as corrector) should be in small doses.
What texture to choose?
The choice of texture should be determined depending on what kind of problem a woman needs to eliminate. If we are talking about a constant problem with black circles at the bottom of the eyes, which cannot be eliminated in any way due to the fact that a woman has such a hereditary genetic predisposition, then the texture will be dense.
If the circles at the bottom of the eyes only bother from time to time (for example, due to a stressful situation or because sleep is disturbed, or poor ecology has affected it), then the texture of the product can be chosen lighter. The same should be done with not very pronounced skin problems.
If there are areas on the face with redness or inflammation, then special means must be used. For such concealers, the texture should differ in density, and the composition - in the content of antibacterial drugs that would not allow microorganisms to develop on the skin of the face.
Such funds are good not only because they perfectly hide the presence of imperfections on the skin, but also because they are able to stop inflammation in the problem area.
For some manufacturers, a special prefix "pure" must be indicated on such products, which makes it easy to identify the product. Translated from English, this word means "clean."
Universal concealer is a much simpler thing. It may look like a pencil or like a stick resembling lipstick, or it may have a different shape. The main thing that they differ from special-purpose products is the universal composition. Such products consist of vitamins and various waxes. A universal concealer will definitely have a dense texture, capable of masking completely different defects.
The fact that there is a set of concealers and skin color correctors, if not all, is known to the vast majority of women. But the fact that the color product seems unacceptable to most women is a fact. And all due to the fact that there is no knowledge about the correct application of the color layer.
It turns out that girls who use color concealers in makeup make it easier to correct any imperfection on the face - even dark circles at the bottom of the eyes, at least any spots (both pigmented and red). Using color concealers, a person with unattractive problem areas can be given a fresh and beautiful look.
To get rid of a particular problem with the help of a color corrector, it is necessary to act on it purposefully.
Professional makeup artists have a special reception on this subject. - use of the opposite color. This refers to the color circle in which each color has its own pair - the opposite, that is, the color that is opposite in this circle.
Following this technique, the reddened area is treated with a green concealer, and the dark circles at the bottom of the eyes are yellow. It doesn’t turn out very difficult - just look at the color opposite the shade that is identical to the color of the defect and choose it. For example, to mask a bluish vein net, you need an orange concealer.
Varieties of color options
To whom is green (mint) suitable?
With its help, you can easily mask the red tint on the skin of the face, for this very reason green will suit girls with a tendency to allergic reactions and inflammatory processes with redness and acne. Green is an excellent masking agent with a large number of foci of redness.
Who should use cold yellow?
The color on the contrary suggests that yellow will help in masking cyanotic or violet blackouts at the bottom of the eyes, as well as make the skin brighter and fresher.
Not everyone knows what to mask with lilac, purple, lilac or lavender flowers (yellow is opposite). It is recommended to use such shades of violet with natural yellowness from nature - in women with Asian skin type. The skin using these shades is “cleaned” of yellow spots, as well as freckles and not too dark bruises.
Read more about the yellow corrector in the next video.
Such a make-up is also for Asian women and representatives of the Mediterranean type, with a brownish tint of the skin in the eye area. After all, it is precisely because of this feature that they most often arise problems associated with high-quality makeup.
What is blue adjustment suitable for?
Blue color is good for masking age spots, redness caused by prolonged exposure to the open sun, freckles and yellowish spots on the face. It also hides brown areas, in particular, circles at the bottom of the eyes.
Who is flesh-colored?
This product belongs to the universal masking means of decorative cosmetics. If the skin defect is not particularly pronounced, then you can safely use body masking agent to mask it during makeup. It is available in different colors - for any skin type. In addition, the body shade is that universal tool with which you can either select any part of the face or hide it.
For example, with a flesh-colored light tone, you can make the T-shaped area of the face, the area below the eyes, and the chin lighter.
A dark shade is suitable for the wings of the nose, temples, cheekbones and lower jaw.
What are the rules for choosing?
The first thing you should focus on when choosing these cosmetic products is to make them match the tone of your foundation that is used for makeup. If you are a fair-skinned blonde, choose a shade of light pink, and if the color of your skin is closer to a dark one, stop at a peach shade. If you only need to mask a bruise or slight redness, the tone should be a little lighter than your foundation.