Have you ever come across a green concealer or primer at a beauty store and wondered what it could possibly be used for? I did. Green concealer confused me at first but to understand what it does, we simply have to go back to what we learnt in art classes about the color wheel.
What is green concealer used for?
If you want to counteract a color, you need to use the one opposite it in the color wheel. And green is directly across red. So, if you want to neutralize any red spots on your cheeks like pimples, acne, rosacea or simply rosy cheeks, green will do the job well. Of course, you don’t need to run out and buy a green concealer at the first sign of redness. Foundations or concealers with medium or full coverage are usually enough. But if not, here’s how to use green color corrective products.
How to use green concealers
The trick to apply green concealer is to use very little. While you wanna counteract the redness, you don’t want the concealer to leave a greenish or white cast on your skin. That would just make you look ill. With the help of a concealer brush, apply a small amount on the reddish spot you wish to cover and blend the edges well so that they’ll fade into the skin and won’t be visible. The next step is to apply either your usual flesh-toned concealer or foundation on top of it to hide the green. Finally, set everything with powder so the makeup will stay put.
How to use green primers
The difference between green concealers and primers is that the primers are usually sheerer. Because of that, they won’t completely cover redness but only tone it down. Now reduced, the redness will be easier to cover with a foundation. The advantage primers have over concealers is that, because their consistency is lighter, it’s easier to apply makeup on top of them without risking a cakey appearance.
Have you ever used a green concealer or primer?