How to Choose the Right Concealer for Your Skin Tone

Celebrity makeup artist Clint Fernandez’s guide to picking the perfect shade. 

Finding the best concealer at times can be more overwhelming than navigating dating apps. There are so many brands and shades on offer, it’s quite overwhelming to pick one. And as we all know the right concealer can do wonders in covering up that last minute zit and dark circles or tired looking skin from the late parties. To help you pick the right concealer for your skin tone, we get celebrity make-up artist Clint Fernandez to share a few tips and tricks.

How to choose the right concealer for your skin...

“The Best way to choose a concealer is to use the 'dot'  method. Put a dot of the concealer on the forehead and if it appears invisible then it’s the right shade,” says Clint. 


Different concealers for different skin types

If you have dry skin opt for either a liquid or a cream concealer, suggests Clint. For oily skin pick a concealer in matte finish. He lists few of his favourite concealers below:  

liquid concealer

Liquid concealer for oily to normal skin. Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer, 6.8ml, Rs 475. Available on Nykaa.com


Balm concealer for oily to normal Skin. NYX Professional Makeup Concealer Jar Orange, Rs 3,299. Available on Amazon.in.

cream concealer

Cream concealer for normal to dry skin. KRYOLAN Derma Color Camouflage Cream 4g D64 Concealer  (D64, 4 g), Rs 1,299. Available on Flipkart.com.

stick concealer

Stick concealer for normal to dry skin. M.A.C Studio Fix Perfecting Stick, 2.5g. Rs 2,300.

What is the best way to apply concealer?

The best way to apply concealer is to apply the foundation first and only apply the concealer where required i.e. areas that have scars, acne marks or discolouration. You should put dots of foundation on the the area and blend it with a brush or beauty blender using the stippling method. You can also use your fingers to blend the concealer.