How Makeup Artists Use Concealer For a Flawless Beat


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It’s no secret that TikTok is the ultimate tea spiller when it comes to beauty hacks. Consider this MUA concealer tip, which instantly elevates your entire beat using one product and a brush. Seriously, it’s a total game-changer if you want to achieve a pro-level makeup look without spending hours blending and perfecting. Now we have your attention, here’s everything you need to know…  

The Hack

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The hack: As TikToker @MakeupbyMonica aptly demonstrates, concealer is a pro-MUA secret weapon for sculpting and brightening, and in this case, for sharpening up any makeup edges for a truly snatched beat. Her original video has over 4.1 million views (so far) for good reason. FYI, our #FauxFilter Luminous Matte Concealer, $29, is ideal for this technique as it provides amazing coverage, yet it’s super lightweight and layers well. 

How to Perfect the Concealer Hack 

Step 1: Apply ALLLL your makeup and let it set for a few minutes.

Step 2: Grab a flat-angle brush and a tiny amount of concealer. Carefully apply the concealer using the flat edge of the brush to sharpen up any blurred makeup edges. We like to use this technique to clean our eyeshadow or liner by taking the brush from the outer corner of the lower lash line to the tail end of the brow. It also works well around your lip line to create a really crisp edge. 

Step 2: Blend, blend and blend with a small sponge using tapping motions. Don’t drag the blender, as this is more likely to disturb the rest of your makeup.

Step 3: To increase the longevity of your makeup, set the concealer with a powder, like our Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Setting Powder, $35. Take a damp makeup sponge or powder puff and lightly dab the concealer with the powder. Remove any excess with a fluffy brush, and you’re good to go.

Pro tip: Remember to use a different brush for your lips, or clean your tool between areas to avoid transferring any product.

Our Thoughts

What we liked: We’ve been love-term fans of this hack as it’s super simple and takes just two minutes to do. It’s perfect for those occasions when you want your makeup to last from morning to night and look super professional. If you’re more of a natural makeup lover, it may not be for you.

  1. The final verdict: We know a good hack when we see it. This is quick, easy, and you probably already have everything you need. It’s perfect for full glam moments.

For more concealer hacks, check out this concealer techniques post.

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