We love a good face beat and we’d like to think that a face isn’t fully snatched until concealer is applied and used properly. Makeup company, L.A. Girl has been providing makeup lovers with very affordable concealer in an array of colors for years. Their brand is so accessible from the local beauty supply store to the local drug store. These products are not hard to find and have proven to be one of the best go-to concealers for all skin tones (including us HONEY).
You may have seen these multi-colored concealers and wondered what on earth do people use these for?! We know that selecting makeup for a black woman hasn’t always been the easiest of tasks. Some of us feel as though anything colorful would make us look like a “clown” if not done correctly. Makeup artists everywhere talk about how the everyday black woman tends to stray away from colorful beauty products without the knowledge of what they can do for them simply because of this stigmatized issue.
With that being said if you happened to pass up L.A.’s LA Girl Pro Conceal HD High Definition Concealer & Corrector because the bright multi-colors threw you off, you’re in for a surprise (& you’re not alone)! These colorful gifts from up above are concealer color correctors. Concealer color correctors are designed to hide skin imperfections like redness, sallowness, and general discoloration. They’re particularly good for anyone with dark circles, scars, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation. If you weren’t hip to this idea already we’ve got all of our beginner’s covered thanks to some helpful gems that we found via twitter. Thank you, Kay (@yarmsforeal) for always dropping dope makeup gems. Here is everything a black woman needs to know about the multi-colored L.A. Girl Color Correcting Concealers:
Tip 1: Use this guide to figure out exactly what color you need for your target area and skin tone.
Tip 2: Orange is for correcting dark spots on darker skin tones and peach is for correcting dark marks on lighter skin tones. Make sure you know the difference between orange and peach girlfriend!
Tip 3: Apply very thin layers. Applying too much may cause the corrector to show through tour foundation and then you’ll really have a problem (YIKES).
Tip 4: You will not see the correctors cover the marks immediately so don’t look for that to happen. The product will simply offset coloring under your foundation.
Tip 5: Moisturize and apply primer before color corrector.
Tip 6: Apply colorful corrector before your normal concealer. Concealing after correcting makes the marks appear much better than if you were to apply your foundation right on top of your corrector.
Tip 7: If you don’t have any spots that truly need correcting, do not use these color correctors. They are meant to be used on blemishes with a heavy appearance. Use a regular concealer for smaller and less noticeable blemishes.
Tip 8: Don’t smear the colors all over your face. Brushing the colors all over your face will move the pigments into the wrong areas and have you looking a whole hot mess.
Youtube, Twitter, & IG are a beginner makeup guru’s best friend, you’ve gotta start somewhere if you want to be about that “beat face” life. Most importantly, always remember that you make the makeup, the makeup does not make you. Now go out there and SLAY honey.