After my foundation review, I decided to continue writing on the topic of basic makeup tools and this is why today I’ll explain to you the difference between a concealer and a foundation. Let’s get started!
The foundation should be used as a base for the rest of your makeup. Ideally, you would start with a moisturizer or a base which would create a thin layer of protection for your skin and would allow the foundation to sit smoothly on your face. It is meant to create an even, uniform color to the complexion and to cover mild flaws. It doesn’t mean that only the foundation would give you a photoshoot-worthy makeup. Remember this is only the first step to achieving flawless skin! A foundation is usually used all over the face and it could provide very light, medium or full coverage. There are a lot of different types of foundations you can choose from. Liquid (cream) foundation, tinted moisturizer, oil-based foundation, matte (oil-free) foundation, mousse foundation, powder foundation and many more!
Concealers are more heavily pigmented, which make the job of covering imperfections a lot easier. They usually have a thicker, creamy formula and are meant to be used only on certain spots (where you need more coverage). There are concealers for under-eye circles, acne blemishes, scars, redness etc. A green-colored concealer would cover redness on your face; a yellow one would be perfect for concealing dark circles and so on. Nowadays, it is very easy to find a whole palette of concealers (it looks just like the eyeshadow palettes) in a large variety of shades. Just like the different foundations, concealers come in many different forms – stick concealers, cream concealers, matte-finish cream concealers etc.
If you have a big event coming up or you like the air-brushed look, it would be ideal to use a moisturizer as a first step, then to apply a foundation and after that to cover any imperfections with a concealer. If you follow these three steps, don’t forget to work in thin layers and to set your makeup with powder. And of course never take makeup too seriously, it should be fun and don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things out!