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Concealer 101: How to hide dark circles

Plus, more top concealer tricks to give you the flawless skin of your dreams.

Fresh-faced, radiant skin is in! And the right concealer is the quickest, easiest way to achieve it. Used correctly, concealer can transform the look of your face entirely, bringing luminosity to your complexion, disguising dark spots, covering up breakouts so they look invisible – and you can even fake eight hours sleep in a flash.

The best concealer formula can also mean you can afford to skip foundation completely, and we’re on board with anything that cuts down on time spent on getting ready. But what’s the best way to apply concealer? And what order should it be applied in your routine? It truly is the one product we all need to get right, so try these expert tips below.

Fake 8 hours sleep in a flash

skincare steps

How do I apply concealer properly? 

  • A darker shade than your skin tone can sculpt features. Apply around the top of the forehead and under the cheekbones. Choose our Complete Crème Concealer in Sand.
  • Many makeup artists recommend applying concealer with your fingers since the warmth from your skin helps melt the product into skin – but we also love beauty sponges for a flawless blend.
  • Using different shades together? Nude, Sand and Ivory shades of Complete Crème Concealer can be blended on different areas of the face to highlight and add dimension.
  • If you want your concealer to blend in with your foundation for a natural look, we recommend colour matching the concealer with your foundation by testing both colours on your neck.
  • You can also use a lighter shade (Ivory) than your skin tone along the cheekbones, bridge of nose, center of chin, under brow bone and center of the forehead to bring light to your complexion.
  • Make-up free days? Skip foundation and just use one concealer shade for a lighter skin feel and quick application.



Dark circle concealer application


How do I disguise dark circles? 

Everybody’s Zoom call saviour is a quick cover-up for dark panda eyes. Brighten and lift your appearance by correctly applying under eye concealer using these tricks.

  • Don’t only apply the concealer to where the dark circles are (that often looks too obvious.) Blend out across the higher planes of the cheek. Make-up artists call this ‘the triangle of light.’
  • You should also choose a lighter shade than your foundation if you want to liven up under-eyes.
  • Concealer looks most natural on the under eyes when you work in layers and build the colour up gradually, so be thorough when blending.

Meet the ‘everything Concealer’

Enter Complete Crème Concealers, the new colour formulas that deliver all purpose perfection in a swipe. Like a recipe for radiance, you will love this creamy veil of colour that conceals, camouflages and brightens like never before. The shades brighten under eyes, even out skin tone and conceal imperfections effortlessly, for complete complexion confidence. This unique water-in-oil emulsion formula sets to skin with water-resistant and oil-absorbing properties, whilst Antioxidant rich Super Fruit Rambutan Extract helps to lock in moisture and protect against environmental stressors, keeping skin ultra hydrated.

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Watch how to apply concealer here.

  • Buildable, creamy texture
  • Antioxidant rich Super Fruits
  • 3 new universal shades
  • 10+ hour wear
  • Vegan friendly, fragrance free


How do I choose the right colour? 

These new shades are more neutral and less pink based than our original nc Liquid Cover Smoothing Concealer formula. The three shades suit a variety of skin tones and can be used on their own, or mixed together to create your own custom looks.

How to chooose the right concealer shade

Try the creamiest concealer ever for instant skin confidence. Shop nc Complete Crème Concealer now.

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