Have you ever used a pink concealer?
Pink concealers are tricky because they don’t work on anyone. But if they do, they can help you with all sorts of things, from hiding redness to hiding dark circles.
Here’s how to know if a pink concealer is right for you:
What Are The Benefits Of Pink Concealers?
There are three main ones. Let’s take a look at each of them below.
1. Pink Concealers Cover Green Veins (And Other Greenish Things)
On the colour wheel, pink is right opposite green. You know what that means? Pink can counteract any greenish hue in your skin. You can use it to cover up green veins, for example. Some people use it for blemishes, as well, but in this case, a green or flesh-toned concealer works best.
2. Pink Concealers Hide Dark Circles
Some makeup artists and experts use pink concealer to cover dark circles while others think it should be avoided at all costs. So, who’s right? Well, both. Let me explain.
Most people have a bluish/purple undertone and in that case, pink won’t do anything for you. It could even make things worse. Remember in art class how, when you mix pink with blue, you get purple? So, if you use pink concealer on blue/purple dark circles you could actually accentuate their tone instead than concealing it. If you still wanna use one, remember to apply a flesh-toned concealer on top.
But, people with darker skintones may have dark circles with grey undertones. In that case, pink concealers can be very helpful. But whatever your undertones are, it’s better to opt for salmon concealers that have a hint of pink in them: they look more natural and even brighten up the eye area. But make sure the dark circles are well-hidden or the brightness will just attract unwanted attention to them!
Pink Concealers Brighten Skin
What pink concealers do best is brightening skin. If you have dull, sallow skin or are looking for something that makes you look fresh and bright after a bad night’s sleep, then pink concealer is your best friend. Just apply a couple of swipes on the inner or outer corners of your eyes and you’ll instantly look more awake!
What Are The Best Pink Concealers?
- Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equilizer Radiant Primer Cool Pink ($37.00): Available at Sephora
- NYX Color Correcting Liquid Primer Pink ($14.00): available at Look Fantastic, Ulta and Walmart
- Urban Decay Naked Skin Colour Correcting Fluid Pink ($29.00): available at John Lewis, Nordstrom, Sephora and Ulta
Do you use pink concealers? Share your tips in the comments below.