Hey Guys!

So while the site was updating to rid itself of 500 Errors, we tapped Danielle of one of the most thorough beauty and style blogs, TheStyleandBeautyDoctor.com, for a fun post! She blesses us with a few tips about the do’s and don’ts of wearing concealer, inspired by this pic of Taraji P. Henson:

Taraji Henson Concealer

Read on, and enjoy!

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Jodi, my Jodi *sigh* When used correctly, concealer can help you fake the look of a full night’s sleep, cover up that pesky dark spot a sneaky pimple left behind, or even highlight your brow bone area. However when used incorrectly, you run the risk of the “reverse raccoon” eye that has sadly put its tight grip on our girl Taraji Henson.

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I’m sure you Taraji fans out there are wondering how does this happen and how you can avoid it like the plague. Well, The Style and Beauty Doctor has got both the diagnosis and the cure to this makeup faux pas:

1. Apply foundation first and then concealer. Sometimes you can conceal the area with just foundation and won’t even need concealer. Layering too much makeup on an area actually does the opposite; instead of concealing the area, you draw more attention to it.

2. Put concealer on with your fingers or put a bit of it on the back of your hand and then use a concealer brush or makeup wedge to apply it. This helps to warm the concealer so it will go on the skin smoothly.

3. Never use an undereye concealer more than a shade lighter than your skin tone (this is the unfortunate tip the Oscar nominee skipped). You will only make the undereye area appear more obvious (ok, and tragic).

4. Set concealer with a light dusting of loose powder. Try Becca Fine Loose Finishing Powder (this is my holy grail powder since it comes in tons of shades, covers beautifully, but wears like skin—it is soooo worth every penny)

Check out three of the best concealers I’ve ever laid my hands on. They’re great since they come in varying shades for women of color and conceal like nobody’s business.

1. Stila Perfecting Concealer $23 at Sephora 2. MAC Full Coverage Foundation in Orange (this stuff takes dark spots out of darker skin tones (think NC and NW 40 or darker. use it only in the spots where you need it before you apply foundation) visit MAC Pro for retail locations or call 1-800-866-6464 to order over the phone 3. Becca Compact Concealer $38 at Becca

Women of color should choose a honey-yellow or salmon based concealer when covering the under eye area. Honey-yellow and salmon colors help to cancel out dark spots and redness.

Now that you’re armed with tools for great concealer, don’t let Taraji’s misstep happen to you.

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~Danielle

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Duly noted!

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