I’m lucky enough to say that over the past few months, my skin has been clearing up nicely. Between my prescription from Curology, and my go-to winter skin care products, I haven’t had too many problem areas (knock on wood). Lately, I’m taking advantage of the clear canvas to give my skin a breather from heavy makeup a few days out of the week. Instead of putting on a full face of foundation, I’ve been using the brand new Maybelline Master Conceal Camouflaging Concealer to spot correct any unevenness, leaving most of my face bare.
The Master Conceal Camouflaging Concealer is one of Maybelline’s newest Spring 2015 releases. Available in five shades, it’s designed to cover blemishes and dark circles with a full-coverage formula while still being lightweight.
The squeeze tube tip is thin, making it easy to control how much you dispense. In my opinion, the formula isn’t thick enough to be full coverage, but it still does a great job at covering any dark spots and under-eye circles. Plus, it layers well if you need a little more help in certain areas. I would suggest exfoliating prior to application, since it has a slight powder finish that could highlight dry areas. It’s creamy and easy to blend, and the Light/Medium shade looks seamless against my yellow-undertoned skin— making it perfect for my light-makeup days.
I start off by applying a light primer to help the application process. I place dots of concealer on the areas that need it, like dark spots, redness, small blemishes and under my eyes.
I start the blending process by tapping the product into the skin.
I finish up with a sponge to get that smooth skin finish. I focus on the edges of the concealed areas so that my skin and the concealer are indistinguishable. I’m using the beautyblender micro.mini that I got in my stocking this year. It’s cute, but you could get the same effect with an affordable alternative like the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.
I’m left with a no-makeup makeup look that’s fresh faced and on trend. On easy-going days, I’ll do this and my normal brow routine and I’m out the door. It makes me feel put together without going all out, and is quick for when I’m running late.
The Maybelline Master Conceal Camouflaging Concealer is rolling out in drugstores this season for around $8. The tube carries a generous amount (.4 fl oz), and you only need a small squeeze to cover a lot of area. It’s on permanent rotation for my makeup routine this season!