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Beige or colored? Here's how to choose the concealer based on the imperfections of the face that we want to hide, minimize and completely cover!

If used in the right way, the concealer really becomes a faithful ally for beauty. A component of the beauty routine that cannot be renounced. There are different types of concealers, which differ according to the consistency (they can be compact, cream or fluid), according to the color (green, orange, lilac, etc.). Knowing how to orient yourself in the best choice of concealer is not easy, so here is a quick guide to take advantage of all the infinite possibilities of this product.

Dark circles, pimples, various skin imperfections: each corrector has the task of "correcting" precisely a problem. The different parts of the face need different treatments and performances, and therefore correctors with different formulas.

Types of concealer: what they are used for and how to use them

Liquid concealer

When it comes to dark circles, one cannot fail to mention the liquid concealer. Its moisturizing texture makes it perfect for the parts of the face where the skin is thinner. This type of concealer is also useful for illuminating certain areas, such as the sides of the nose or the center of the forehead. The fluid (or liquid) concealer is indicated for dry skin, it is very light and easy to apply.

Stick concealer

It is a product with a more full-bodied texture with high covering power. The stick concealer is perfect for both skin blemishes and pimples. The creamy concealer is particularly suitable for covering spots and scars; if, on the other hand, the consistency is dry, the product should be used to cover the pimples, especially if they are not yet fully ripe. Stick correctors are suitable for oily and combination skin because they are not very oily.


Pod concealer

Now let's talk about an element of make-up with an intermediate consistency. Here, too, a simple but decisive difference comes in handy: the creamy product is used for the eye area, the dry product is ideal against pimples.

The creamy concealer is very suitable for mature skin or for those with small wrinkles under the eyes..

Colored correctors: how to choose the most suitable

The face base is fundamental: it is the part of the make-up to which the greatest attention should be paid. Those who love concealer know that in addition to the classic beige / nude color, there are also green, yellow or lilac concealers on the market. The different shades of color can be traced back to the specific function that each corrector has.

We turn to colored concealers when the classic beige concealer is not enough and each shade must be used following a very specific criterion. The colored correctors have the function of contrasting and neutralizing a very strong color that appears on our face, like the redness of a pimple. How to get oriented? Just follow the rules of the color wheel. Let's find out together.

As some of you will remember, the colors are divided into primary (red, yellow, blue) and secondary (green, orange, purple) obtained by mixing primary colors. Each primary color has its complement, that is, the secondary color obtained by mixing the other two primaries.

Here is a simple summary table.

  • Primary color: Blue; Complementary: Orange (red + yellow);
  • Primary color Red; Complementary: Green (yellow + blue);
  • Primary color Yellow: Complementary: Violet (blue + red).

The basic rule states that if two complementary colors are placed side by side, they are enhanced. If two complementary colors, on the other hand, are superimposed, they compensate by canceling each other out.

Having said that, we therefore apply the same rule to colored correctors.

Green corrector

Useful to counter any facial redness: pimples, broken capillaries or localized redness. Cover the redness with the green concealer and then apply a beige one before the foundation, so that the effect on the face is not too fake. To cover redness choose a compact concealer, which remains on the face all day.


Lilac (or purple) concealer

It is a tone corrector and is used to illuminate the dull complexion, but also to attenuate that tending to yellow, typical of the most olive complexions or to camouflage the gray complexion typical of those who smoke.


Pink concealer

A relaxing product: it is used to illuminate a tired and tired face, but it is also ideal for contrasting the effect of artificial lights.


Yellow concealer

A real cure for dark circles under the eyes. Use it to hide those ugly circles around the eyes, the real ruin of any perfect make-up.

Orange corrector

When dark circles turn blue, use the orange corrector. An orange, but very dark concealer can be excellent for covering hematomas and bruises.

But be careful: this rule does not apply to the camouflage of imperfections or pigmentary spots, since in this case the same shade of the face will be needed in order not to risk highlighting what you want to hide.

Beige concealer

If you need to cover blackheads, discolourations or sun spots, apply a concealer in a neutral shade, such as beige, before makeup. The complexion will appear immediately uniform and the face will be brighter..


Choose the most suitable concealer for you among the numerous Mia Cosmetics proposals, high quality products for an irresistible daily face make-up!

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