Did you know that a wardrobe for your concealer is a thing? A newer beauty trend, “concealer wardrobing” means using multiple concealers to address targeted skin concerns — dark circles, dark spots, redness, highlighting, blemishes, etc. Before you get stressed that this sounds time consuming, hold up; I’ve had a few concealers that I use daily — long before I knew concealer wardrobing was a thing! — and I promise you I have a pretty speedy routine.
I’m teaming up today with Ulta Beauty to share with you my concealer wardrobe to create a natural, flawless and flattering (but not over-done!) look. I recently did an after work ‘concealer wardrobing’ touch-up after work before an evening event. My make-up had been on since 7:30 am and clearly needed a refresher. I typically bring a few concealers, along with mascara and lipstick, in my little leopard pouch for a three-minute update.
WHAT I USE:
it! Cosmetics CC cream (travel size): I discovered this brand last year and often apply this 50 SPF CC cream, with a brush each morning (applied with a sponge in the picture). Put on or two squirts on your hand and go from there. It’s easy to layer for the right coverage.
Benefit’s Fake Up: use this under your eyes for a flawless, natural finish! It’s a must if you have dry skin. This product has a cool moisturizing stick surrounding the concealer so you’re applying both at the same time, minimizing any dryness or caky look. Each morning, I put a swipe of Laura Mercier finishing powder (similar to this) to set it so there’s absolutely no creasing. Miracle.
NYX Concealer: your universally helpful concealer! I often use this under my eyes but it’s light enough for any touch-ups later in the day when I’m not applying foundation.
Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer: use this for redness. I’m pretty confident this stuff can cover up just about everything. I’ve used it to cover redness from blemishes and even a small scar.
NYX Wonder Pencil: I’ve raved about this so many times because this thing really is a wonder! Check out my uses for it below: draw around your nose to totally wipe away any redness, around your lips for a nude lip liner, and even on the lower rim of your eye — it makes you look instantly more awake! It’s seriously the best $5 on a beauty product you’ll ever spend.
Check out the wonder pencil at work… seriously drawing away any redness.
AFTER (plus a quick swipe of mascara and lip gloss, less than five minutes later): Photo credit: Krystal Zaskey Photography
Have you tried concealer wardrobing, or any concealers you’ve found major success with?
Thank you to Ulta for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.