How to Use Men's Concealer: Tips and Tricks (2024)

Let's face it; sometimes, we all need help looking and feeling our best. That's where men's concealer comes in handy. It's the perfect tool to appear well-rested, hide signs of a late night, blemish cover up, and even out your skin tone. Let’s dive into all things concealer.

Types of Concealers: Choosing the Right One for Your Needs

When it comes to men's concealers, there's a variety of options to choose from, each with its own set of pros and cons. Understanding the differences between stick, cream, and liquid concealers is important to achieve the best results for your skin type.

Stick concealers

Stick concealers are known for their convenience and portability. They offer excellent blemish coverage and are easy to apply directly to the problem areas. They are often long-lasting and ideal for oily or acne-prone skin.

Cream concealers

Cream concealers are versatile and provide medium to full coverage. They work well for concealing dark circles and imperfections. Creamy textures are great for normal to dry skin, as they often contain moisturizing ingredients.

Liquid concealers

Liquid concealers offer a lightweight and buildable coverage. They are excellent for brightening the under-eye area and are suitable for most skin types. Many liquid concealers are formulated to be hydrating.

Skin preparation step-by-step

Before you apply concealer, taking the time to properly prep your skin is essential for achieving the best results. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you get your skin ready for concealer application:

1. Start with Clean Skin

Begin your skin preparation routine by washing your face with a gentle cleanser. This step removes dirt, excess oil, and impurities, creating a clean canvas for concealer. Make sure to rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a clean towel.

2. Exfoliate Weekly

Exfoliating your skin once a week is essential to remove dead skin cells that can make your complexion appear dull and flaky. Use a mild exfoliating scrub or a soft-bristle brush to gently buff away dead skin, leaving your face smooth. Avoid over-exfoliating, as it can lead to skin irritation.

3. Moisturize Regularly

Hydrating your skin is crucial to prevent concealer from settling into fine lines or dry patches. Use a suitable moisturizer that matches your skin type. If you have oily skin, opt for a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer. For dry skin, choose a richer, hydrating formula.

4. Focus on Problem Areas

If you have specific areas with concerns like acne, dark circles, or redness, apply specialized treatments before the concealer. For example, use an acne spot treatment or an under-eye cream to target those concerns directly. Allow these products to absorb fully before moving on to the next step.

Choosing the Right Shade and Concealer Type

Selecting the right men's concealer shade is pivotal for achieving a natural and seamless look. At NuNorm, we've got you covered with two fantastic options to help you choose the perfect shade – our user-friendly Virtual Try-On feature and the option of consulting a makeup representative.

NuNorm’s Find Your Shade + Try It On

Discovering your ideal concealer shade has never been easier, thanks to our Virtual Try-On feature on the website. This innovative tool allows you to virtually test different concealer shades, giving you an accurate preview of how each shade will look on your skin. Here's how it works

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1. Click the Virtual Try-On Feature

2. Select the product you want to shade match

3. Let the AI scan your face and match whichever shade is for you

NuNorm's Suggestion

While consulting a makeup representative is an option, we highly recommend against randomly guessing your concealer shade. With NuNorm's Virtual Try-On feature readily available, you can make an informed choice that ensures your concealer seamlessly blends with your skin, achieving your desired natural and confident look.

Step-by-step concealer application

Concealer can be your secret weapon for achieving a flawless and confident look. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you apply concealer effectively:

1. Test the Concealer

Before applying concealer, it's important to test the shade to ensure it matches your skin tone. If you're using NuNorm's Find Your Shade + Try It On feature, you've likely already found the perfect shade. If not, perform a patch test on a small skin area to verify the match.

2. Choose the Right Brush

Select a concealer brush or a makeup sponge suitable for your needs. Brushes provide precise application, while sponges offer seamless blending. We suggest checking using the Quick Stick Concealer’s attached brush.

3. Apply Concealer

Dab a small amount of concealer onto the area you want to conceal. Common areas include under-eye circles, blemishes, redness, or any imperfections.

4. Blend Outwards

Using your chosen brush or sponge, gently blend the concealer outward from the center of the imperfection. Blend until the edges seamlessly merge with your natural skin tone.

5. Set with Powder

To enhance the longevity of your concealer and prevent creasing, lightly dust the concealed area with a translucent setting powder. NuNorm's Shine Eraser is the perfect anti-shine powder to lock in your makeup all day.

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Advanced Tips

1. Contour and Highlight

Concealer can be a versatile tool for contouring and highlighting. To create definition, use a concealer one or two shades darker than your skin tone to contour areas like the jawline, cheekbones, and nose. For highlighting, apply concealer one or two shades lighter on areas like the under-eye area, brow bone, and the center of the forehead.

2. Reapplication

Throughout the day, you may need to reapply concealer, especially if it's hot or if you've been active. Carry a compact concealer for touch-ups, ensuring your look stays fresh. The NuNorm Quick Cover Stickfits perfectly in your pocket or a small bag.

3. Removal

Remove concealer with a gentle makeup remover or a cleanser suitable for your skin type. Ensure thorough cleansing to prevent clogged pores.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

While concealer can enhance your appearance, you should be aware of common mistakes that can hinder your results. Here are some to avoid:

1. Overuse of Product

One of the most common mistakes is using too much concealer. A little goes a long way; applying an excess amount can lead to a cakey appearance. Start with a small amount and gradually build coverage if needed. Remember, it's easier to add more than to remove excess.

2. Inadequate Blending

Proper blending is key to achieving a natural finish. Neglecting to blend your concealer seamlessly into your skin can result in visible lines or patches. Use a makeup brush, sponge, or your fingertip to blend the concealer outward, ensuring it harmonizes with your natural skin tone.

NuNorm's Concealer: The Versatile Stick You Need for a Confident Look

We understand the importance of a versatile concealer that's easy to use and addresses various concerns. That's why we've chosen the stick concealer as a part of our product lineup. It's a game-changer for your grooming routine, and here's why:

Versatility and Ease of Use

NuNorm's Quick Cover stick concealer is designed for practicality. Its stick format ensures easy application directly to the areas that need coverage. We've gone the extra mile by incorporating a built-in brush into the product. This addition allows for seamless blending, ensuring a natural finish at home or on the go.

Buildable Coverage for All Concerns

We believe in concealer that adapts to your needs. Our formula is buildable, meaning you can customize the coverage to suit your specific concerns. Whether you're dealing with blemishes, dark circles, or imperfections, our concealer has you covered – literally. Apply as much as you need for that flawless look.

Your new go-to concealer

NuNorm's Quick Stick concealer is your new go-to solution for effortlessly achieving a confident appearance. Its versatility, ease of use, and buildable formula make it a must-have in your grooming arsenal. Say goodbye to imperfections and hello to the best version of you every day.

Men’s concealer FAQ

How to Apply Concealer

For effective application, start by prepping your skin with your regular skincare routine, including cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing. Choose a concealer shade close to your natural skin tone. Apply a small dab to the problem area and blend it gently using your ring finger. The warmth of your fingers aids in even distribution. If needed, apply more in thin layers rather than one thick layer. Mixing concealer with eye cream or serum can subtly brighten and refresh under-eye areas.

What Does Concealer Do?

Concealer is a color-correcting makeup product designed to blend blemishes into your natural skin tone, creating a uniform appearance. It's useful for hiding various skin imperfections such as wrinkles, pimples, redness, dark circles under the eyes, vitiligo, birthmarks, age spots, and scars.

Can Concealer Be Used Alone?

The concealer can be used independently for minor blemishes or light hyperpigmentation. It should blend well as long as it matches your natural skin tone. For more severe skin issues, applying foundation first might be beneficial. An eye primer can also be advantageous, especially for concealing bags or circles under the eyes.

Best Concealers for Specific Needs

The best concealer varies depending on your skin's needs. For acne, a product with acne-fighting ingredients like Salicylic Acid is ideal. To tackle dark spots, look for concealers with anti-aging ingredients. Men with sensitive skin should opt for hypo-allergenic, fragrance-free options, and the overall best choice could be a natural-looking, easy-to-use product.

Concealer vs. Foundation

While concealer is often thicker and better for hiding skin discoloration, the foundation is used to create an even skin base. Concealer is applied over foundation to blend imperfections with the desired skin tone.

Final thoughts

Men's concealer offers a versatile solution for achieving a confident appearance by hiding imperfections and evening out skin tone. Understanding the types of concealers, proper skin preparation, shade selection, and application techniques are necessary for the best results. NuNorm's Quick Stick concealer is easy to use and has buildable coverage, making it essential for every man.

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