Opinions, Physical Health, Wellness / Self-Care

Guys, it’s OK to use concealer

Concealers for dummies.

words by: Natasha Marsh
Mar 20, 2020

The word “make-up” often gives off the wrong impression, when in reality, it’s not that big of a deal. In the past, getting guys to buy makeup was a hard sell. But if you think about it, women use makeup to hide zits, dark spots and discoloration. Don’t guys suffer from these insecurities as well?

Maybe it’s acne. Or ingrown hairs. Or dark circles. Regardless of what makes you uncomfortable about your skin, there are options. You could see a dermatologist. Put on a face mask. Invest in at home acne treatments. All great, but none delivering immediate, fast results. You might not know it yet, but you need concealer.

It’s a quick and effective fix, and often not an expensive one. If you can apply beard oil, you can apply concealer. Below we will show you how.


What is concealer?

Concealer does one thing really well, it conceals. It comes in either a cream, liquid or stick and is a way of hiding any pimples, inflammation, spots, or redness. Regardless of what trouble your skin is going through, concealer will help it go unnoticed. And done right, no one will even notice you’re wearing it.



What type should I choose?

Liquids and creams vary in coverage and are perfect for small spots and dark circles. Stick concealers are the heaviest, making them perfect for intense blemishes and hyperpigmentation. With this in mind, don’t forget to consider your skin. Oily skin will require something more matte that can absorb grease. Whereas, dry skin will need a concealer with hydrating mechanisms.


What color should I get?

Color depends on your skin tone and what you’d like the concealer to do. If you want to brighten certain areas that lack pigmentation, you should go for a concealer that’s two shades lighter than your skin tone. If you’re simply looking to cover up spots, choose a color that’s closest to your skin tone, otherwise you’ll draw unwanted attention.



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Where should I put it?

With just a small dab in your jar or from your stick, a little bit goes a long way. The make-up industry tends to trick us into buying application brushes but we recommend using your fingers. The heat and natural oil in your fingers will help melt the product to your skin. So take a finger or two and dab onto problem areas. This could be under your eyes, on your neck, or around your nose and mouth.