How to: Conceal the correct way with Inglot

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

We popped into Inglot and learnt about how colour theory plays an important role in hiding and disguising dark circles under our eyes, and that concealer alone may not do the job. This is where colour correctors come in to play. We also learnt that by using our finger to apply concealer, we stretch the skin and cause premature ageing. Follow these easy steps next time you want to disguise your dark circles and tired eyes:

Before: Take note of the blue, purple and red colouring under our Content Editor’s eye.

X: This slide shows the incorrect shade, as well as the incorrect way of applying the concealer. Anien is pulling her skin to apply the product, which is stretching her skin, and the shade is also far too light for her skin tone.

Step 1: Apply a green shade of Inglot AMC Colour Corrector to the red spots and lines under the eye.

Step 2: Use a yellow colour corrector on the purple areas, if applicable.

Step 3: Now apply an orange colour corrector, as this will mask any blue areas under your eye. Using a flat concealer brush, gently blend all the colours together. If you have only used two different colour correctors, do the same.

Step 4: Apply a layer of concealer in a downward triangular shape (see image above) and extend outwards slightly if you want to mask anymore redness. Blend, Blend, Blend!

Step 5: Note the difference between the left and right eye. The right eye has been colour corrected and concealed. No more bags.

After: The end result close up.

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. Danielle Cateley

    I definitely need some colour corrector for my dark circles, also the PALEST concealer I can find (Which is never easy) – Any concealer recommendations for a very fair skinned lady??? :) x

    2 years ago •


    Wow this article is just what I needed. I have a dark circle under the one eye only.

    3 years ago •

  1. Kiara

    Great article and what a difference! I love Inglot.

    3 years ago •

  1. Geraldine Young

    Wow! It makes a huge difference and looks good. Question: should you apply powder over your concealer to set it?

    3 years ago •

    1. BeautySouthAfrica

      Hi Geraldine,

      If you would like to have that extra bit of coverage, then you can apply powder over your concealer. However, this is not a necessary steps when applying make-up.

      Thank you!

      3 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    If I had to only choose 2 makeup items for the rest of my life – they would be concealer and blush. It makes the biggest difference in my opinion.

    3 years ago •

  1. Zanele Mondi

    Blend, blend and blend! I know those words really well as I naturally have dark skin under eyes.

    3 years ago •

  1. Mark Parr

    Interesting article and made so easy.

    3 years ago •

  1. Cheryl Oliver

    Good tutorial and very easy to understand. Inglot have some really great products.

    3 years ago •

  1. Megan Firmin

    I just use an orange concealer on my dark circles and the green correcter on red spots.

    3 years ago •

  1. Sandra Phoma

    I really love Inglot freedom system. For my dark skin, I use their orange/salmon coloured concealers to cover dark spots, especially the mustache area.

    3 years ago •

  1. Zakiyyah Jogi

    Great article.I’ve always been confused as to how to correctly apply concealer but this has made me want to give it a second try!

    3 years ago •

  1. Chantelle Thompson

    Concealer can make a difference but you must know how to use it. I love the article!

    3 years ago •

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