Concealers can do much more than simply disguise under-eye circles. With the right formula, a concealer can be used to contour and brighten the skin as well, making them the ultimate multitaskers and a staple in every makeup case.

Read on to discover how to use your concealer for contour and highlighting and five simple steps to mastering this technique. 

Choose your formula

Before we get into the specifics of application, it’s important to make sure you have a concealer that lends itself to this technique. You want to avoid using a concealer with excessive dewiness since it may break down over the course of the day. Similarly, a concealer that is excessively drying can make blending into a natural-looking finish more challenging.

We recommend using a creamier formula for seamless blending. The Triple C Concealer is effortless to use and delivers a soft satin finish without creasing. This formula has a creamy consistency that's easy to blend and is waterproof and humidity-resistant, making it a reliable option for all-day wear. It is also boosted with 3 forms of natural Vitamin C which work to protect, smooth and visibly brighten the skin over time.

Choose your shade

To begin, choose a concealer that is two shades darker than your skin tone for contouring and one to two shades lighter for highlighting. It's important to choose a concealer with the appropriate undertones for your skin type. Those with warm undertones should choose a concealer with neutral or yellow undertones, while those with cool undertones should opt for neutral or pink undertones.

Contour with concealer

Next, apply the darker shade of concealer to the areas of your face that you want to contour. This could include the hollows of your cheeks, the sides of your nose, your temples, or your jawline. Use a small brush, we suggest the Vegan Concealer Brush, or your fingertips to blend the concealer outwards, ensuring a natural-looking finish.

Brighten with concealer 

To brighten and highlight, apply the lighter shade of concealer to the areas of your face that you want to bring forward. This could include the bridge of your nose, the centre of your forehead, your chin, or the tops of your cheekbones. Again, use the Vegan Concealer Brush or your fingertips to blend the concealer well.

After applying both the contour and highlight, blend out any harsh lines with a beauty blender or brush to ensure a seamless and natural finish.

Complete the look

To finish off the look, set your makeup with bronzer for added warmth and dimension.

With practice, contouring and highlighting with concealer can become a simple and effective part of your makeup routine, helping you achieve a more defined and sculpted look.