Banish blemishes! 10 of the best concealer hacks you should know


Forking out for a fancy new concealer that is supposed to leave you feeling fresh faced and blemish free only to find it does the opposite, or nothing at all, can be very annoying.

However, Cosmopolitan went on a mission to discover the ultimate concealer hacks. These are just some of the best application tricks you can use to make sure you’re getting the most from your favourite product.

1. Triangle:

The most flattering way, supposedly, to apply concealer is by drawing a triangle with the base under your eyes and pointing towards your cheek.

2. Invest in colours:

Green concealers are considered the most helpful when dealing with redness. You can cancel out a pimple's redness by applying green concealer with a clean brush to only the pimple (not the skin around it) to avoid spreading the bacteria. Then you can blend your normal concealer to help provide more coverage.

3. Use a tissue:

After applying concealer use a tissue to blot the area gently. This can help avoid concealer settling into any creases in the skin.

4. Cat-eye cheats:

An angled brush dipped in a small amount of concealer can be used to adjust your winged eyeliner if need be. Much easier than removing it all to start from scratch, and also helps avoid looking like a panda.

5. Fake a full pout:

Using a small amount of a light shade of concealer on the middle of your lips before applying lip colour can give the appearance of fuller lips.

6. Keep your brows on fleek:

Using a light concealer above and below the brow can make your brows really pop and help them appear more defined. Just make sure you blend carefully.

7. Fake the best sleep of your life:

If you line three sections of your eyes: the inner ‘V,’ the middle of your eyelid, and just below the brow bone. Lightly blend for instantly well-rested eyes and a highlight that looks natural. 

8. Banish dark circles:

Apparently a concealer with more of an orange or peach hue is best to help you cover up any dark circles you may be sporting. They tend to cancel out the bluish tones that the under eye circles will tend to give off.