Who knew that concealer was the MVP of your makeup stash? Aside from its obvious uses like covering up dark circles and blemishes, the beauty bag staple is definitely more versatile than you might have thought.
Scroll down to check out four unexpected uses for your favorite concealer.
To Prime Your Lips & Eyelids
Create an even-toned canvas and smooth base for your eyeshadow and lipstick by gently dabbing concealer over your lips and eyelids before applying color. It will help prevent creasing, make pigment adhere better, make color payoff brighter and truer, and give your lipstick and eyeshadow extra staying power.
To Make DIY Tinted Moisturizer
Mix your favorite concealer and moisturizer to create a tinted moisturizer that’s lightweight and perfectly matches your skin tone. Simply combine one part concealer and two parts moisturizer on the back of your hand using the concealer applicator and then apply it over your entire face for sheer coverage.
To Highlight & Contour
Choose a concealer a shade or two lighter than your skin tone and apply it on your cheekbones, at the inner corners of your eyes, below your brow bone, along the bridge of your nose, and at your cupid’s bow—blend for a natural highlight and glow. Likewise, choose a concealer a shade or two darker than your skin tone and apply it in the hollows of your cheeks and on the sides of your nose—blend for a seamlessly contoured and chiseled effect.
To Sharpen Your Winged Eyeliner
If you’re a little heavy handed with your liquid eyeliner or simply want a super sharp cat-eye, use concealer to clean up the edges of your liquid eyeliner by using the applicator to dab a small amount of product at the tips of your wings—use your finger to softly blend for a high-contrast and flawless look.