Prep your face with your normal moisturising and priming routine.
Use complementary concealer colours to cancel out the ones on your face and wait for the magic to happen.
To cover up the redness of a pimple or flushed cheeks use the mint green concealer from the Palladia Color Correcting concealer range (in either a liquid or stick). Blend in by dabbing lightly.
For those stubborn blue under eye circles or veins on your cheeks, apply a yellow concealer like Physicians Formula’s Concealer Twins®2-in-1 Correct & Cover Cream Concealer (a bonus is that this product is double ended with a neutral concealer shade on the other end).
A yellow concealer however may not be good enough to counteract bluish tones on darker skin. In this case, use an orange. While it seems a bit odd, one of the best oranges we’ve found is LA Girl Velvet Blush Contour Stick in Pinch Me. You can also try an unusual tip that really works - look for an orange/orange red lipstick to perform the same trick.
Apply your foundation with a light patting motion so you don’t rub off the concealer underneath.
Finish off by patting on a neutral skin tone concealer in a V shape under your eyes and any other problems areas on your face.
For the best results, choose a colour one shade lighter than your skin. Again do not rub and apply the product sparingly – you don’t want big globs of product beneath your eyes which will crease.
If you are a fan of sticks, try Maybelline Cover Stick Corrector Concealer. For lovers of liquids, melt proof Revlon Colorstay Concealer is a good option with the added bonus of long wear without creasing.
Lightly dust a translucent powder to help set your makeup. It’s not a good idea to use a shaded powder as this can lead to creases and cakiness under your eyes.
Finish off with your normal makeup routine.
And for those of you who are looking for some little multipurpose tips, did you know that concealers can also be used instead of primers and can also help with a little bit of highlighting and contouring?