July 12, 2016

[Tutorial] Basic Concealing Make-Up #1 + First Impression to Etude House Big Cover Cushion Concealers

This is a continuation of my last post when we talked about concealer. Now I'm going to share with you the very...very basic of concealing face flaws. (I'm not an expert here, merely sharing with you how I do concealing). Have fun! :)

Last week I shared about Etude House Big Cover Cushion Concealer. I bought 2 out of 6 available colors, Mint and Illuminate respectively. And today I'm going to apply these 2 products in my tutorial. (check out my previous post here)

Okay, first thing first. You have to go through all your skin care routine before applying make-up. As you can see, I have this redness around my nose area, chin and a bit on my cheeks (circled in purple). (Heard that is caused by heat or something, but I'm not sure how and why hmm..).

I also mentioned about color-correcting make-up in my previous post. Basically it's about contra one color with another. Please refer to the picture below. For example, I have redness spots which I wish to conceal. Take the opposite color of Red to complement it, which we should get Green. Now let's take another example. Most of us Asians have Yellowish-toned skin. So what color is best to conceal yellowness? (refer to the picture below again) Yes yes, you've got it right. It's Purple!

So now I'm going to try on Etude House Big Cover Cushion Concealer - Mint and see if it could do some magic. Give it a few clicks until you see the formula coming out from the sponge-head applicator. I'm going to blend the formula in with a mini beauty blender on one side of my face (as picture below), so that we will be able to see if there's any difference. ;)

Tip #1 :: Avoid and/or minimize hands touching your face while applying make-up reduce irritation :: Plus, beauty blender comes in handy and even does the job better ::

And here you go. Any difference? Disclaimer: I did not apply any filter on any of these pictures here. By first look, you might see no big difference from the picture. In fact, it does. Check out the area around my nose where less redness is seen.

The Saem Cover Perfection Tip Concealer SPF28/PA++ #01 Clear Beige

To cover dark circles, I'm using The Saem Cover Perfection Tip Concealer #01 Clear Beige. (will write a separate review on this item later) And again, I'm going to apply it just on the right side of my face. I'm using the same mini beauty blender again to blend the liquid concealer nice and fit.

Okay, the contrast is quite obvious now. Though it is not perfectly covered, marks of dark circles have been concealed tremendously. By applying foundation/BB cream that has average coverage power, you should be able to conceal them easily now.

Tip #2 :: Save time and effort to create flawless look with a good concealer. :: 

Since our topic today is about concealer, I'm gonna skip some of the steps here (apply foundation/BB cream and draw your brow)...

Finally, we are at our last step of tutorial today. Well, technically we can't consider this step as "concealing", but rather "strobing" (and I wonder why Etude House included Illuminate into this Big Cover Cushion Concealer product line). A new make-up term which is another word for "highlighting". If you have been catching the trend, you must have come across this saying, "strobing is the new contouring".

While contouring you use darker shades on the side of your cheeks to make your face looks smaller and more defined; strobing is when you highlight the spots that catch light that would and should enhance your natural features: cheekbones, along temples, nose bridge, below brow bone, eye corners and above cupid's bow. Again, blend in the product with separate beauty blender until it fades into the rest of your skin.

Tip #3 :: Apply the highlighter on the back of your hands then only apply it onto your face where you can control the amount. :: 

I never tried strobing before. This is totally new to me (>_<). As strongly recommended by Taiwanese Youtuber HelloCatie, I bought my first strobing instrument a.k.a. the Illuminate. Said it should give natural dewy glow, I was so persuaded to buy it. Now take a look of my finished-look :)

Yay or nay? :/

So is it a YAY or NAY? o.o You'll be the judge :)

Overall the outcome turns out okay. However, these two Etude House Cushion Concealers didn't give a WOW-impression. For me, I would prefer the Mint more than the Illuminate, considering the functionality and its outcome is more visible. 

**Quick rating**
✓ Affordable price
✓ Moist and mild formula
✖ Average coverage
✖ Low functionality of the sponge-head applicator (literally no point and can get very messy)

Anyway, I won't strongly recommend you to purchase it, but you can try it for fun. It's not that bad thou :)

Do lemme know your thoughts about this product review or share your experience with me in the comment box below.


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