What’s the Difference Between Foundation and Concealer?

Foundation and concealer are two products that both help even the look of your complexion for a more even-toned appearance. However, both of these products are used differently on your skin! This week in the blog, we are going to break down the difference between foundation and concealer, as well as how important they both are in your makeup routine!

What is Foundation and What Does it Do?

Foundation is a complexion product that is used as a base for the rest of your makeup. Each foundation varies in the amount of coverage, either light, medium, or full, which tells how much of your natural skin will show through. If you want a foundation to lightly cover your skin for a more even-looking skin tone, we recommend our 4-in-1 Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 for a light but buildable coverage with a dewy-looking finish. If you want to cover blemishes or dark spots with more coverage, we recommend Love Your Selfie Longwear Foundation & Concealer to help mask imperfections with a full coverage, natural-looking finish.

What is Concealer and What Does it Do?

Concealers tend to have smaller packaging because it is intended to be used as a spot treatment for smaller areas on the skin, such as dark under eye circles and blemishes. For a fuller coverage concealer, try our 4-in-1 Sculpting Concealer Brightening and Hydrating to help cover the look of imperfections with medium-to-full coverage and a lightweight feel. For a more brightening concealer, we recommend our Disappearing Ink 4-in-1 Concealer Pen for extra hydration and buildable coverage to help brighten the look of dark circles and blur the look of blemishes.

How Can I Use Foundation and Concealer Together?

To use foundation and concealer together, start with the foundation of your choosing to build a base coverage on your skin. Starting with foundation helps you cover imperfections and even the look of skin tone before adding more coverage with concealer. Once foundation is applied, we recommend applying concealer on areas where any darkness or redness may show through, such as under the eyes and on any blemishes.

Pro Tip: To help elongate the wear time of foundation and concealer, we recommend using a setting powder, such as our 4-in-1 Loose Setting Powder, to help set makeup into place.

How Can I Use Foundation and Concealer Separate?

For a more natural look, you do not have to use both foundation and concealer together! We recommend using a concealer, such as 4-in-1 Sculpting Concealer Brightening & Hydrating, as a spot treatment for any blemishes or dark spots, for a barely-there look. Or, for a “no makeup, makeup” look, we love using our 4-in-1 Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 and a little blush and mascara for an effortless makeup look!

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