Which Color Concealer to Use ?

by Mallika Dharmani
5 minutes read

Concealer has become essential for us – simply dab away those imperfections. But there isn’t one particular type of imperfection to be treated – there are so many. One has to conceal dark circles, acne, pimples, red spots and for making the skin tone even.With many problems come many types of solutions too.There is a different concealer for every purpose but most of us are just using a concealer of our skin tone to hide away all those spots and areas – that is called color correcting.Which Color Concealer to use for what?!Here is a guide on how to use different colored concealer.

# Green Concealer

 The one concealer meant for all your acne and red spots are the green one. The green color of the concealer when topped with red spots cancels out the red colors of the acne and spots.Dab green concealer onto your acne and red areas and avoid spreading it elsewhere on your face.Once you are done applying the green concealer you can cover it with a concealer of your skin tone.


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# Orange or Peach Concealer

Just like the green cancels out the red similarly the Orange shade or red shade cancels out the blue-green areas.The under eye dark circles are mostly blue and black. An orange concealer cancels out the blue color of the dark circles and hides them away perfectly.You can then cover up the Orange Concealer with your skin tone concealer or foundation pan stick. Remember to use your ring finger to apply concealer near your eye area.

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# Yellow Concealer

 A yellow concealer is something which usually corrects all skin imperfections.If you have any scars or acne marks which have turned a dark brown then you can use the yellow concealer for covering up the brown spots.The yellow in it covers the brown on your skin.For an even skin tone goes for a yellow Concealer.

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#Purple Concealer

This one is for a radiant glow! If you have a yellow skin tone, this counters that. Giving your skin a pinkish glow, which would otherwise, would have been hidden under the yellowness.

  #Pink Concealer

You perfect gift for dark circle correction! If you want to hide dark circles or fatigued eyes, go for the peachy pink concealer. They are the best to hide raccoon eyes! 

#Two Shades Lighter Concealer / White Concealers

These are the trickiest of the lot and must be used ONLY with great care and sparingly. These concealers are basically for highlighting and brightening purpose. Apply a little amount on the areas you want to highlight to give a beautiful natural glow. A concealer which is two shades lighter than your own skin tone is used to highlight the areas where the light hits the most- cupid’s brow, v of the eye and your brow line.

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#Skin Colour Concealer

A concealer which is exactly the shade your skin tone is a must have which is used to apply on top of the yellow, green and Orange concealer.

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People have forever been using the wrong colored concealer for the wrong areas.Hope this post helps in choosing the correct concealer for the correct area.Kiss those imperfections away 🙂

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V. sravanti May 5, 2017 - 5:33 PM

I didn’t know all this! Very informative!

Sone May 5, 2017 - 7:26 PM

I agree with Sravanti! Awesome work Mallika :love

Aayushi Jain May 5, 2017 - 10:52 PM

Thank you for giving a detailed article for better understanding. :haanji

Mallika May 7, 2017 - 3:51 AM

aayushi so glad that you liked it 🙂

Mallika May 7, 2017 - 3:53 AM

its good to hear that we could add some value sravanti ..
feel free to ask anything that might pop up in your mind 🙂

Mallika May 7, 2017 - 3:54 AM

thanks much sone

Vidhi Bassi May 7, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Great work :love

Mallika May 7, 2017 - 3:48 PM

thanks so much vidhi :rose:

Ameya Sharma May 7, 2017 - 4:21 PM

Such an important and informative article. :good:

Smriti May 9, 2017 - 12:54 AM

Perfectly rendered,just the right amount of information. Thanks a lot

mallika May 9, 2017 - 2:39 PM

ameya thanks and so glad to be of service

mallika May 9, 2017 - 2:40 PM

smriti thanks for the appreciation gal

Riya May 12, 2017 - 12:01 AM

Very helpful. I am loving Maybelline concealer at the moment. Oriflame also has a handy dual toned green and creamy color concealer with tea tree oil. Sometimes I use that too.

Jaanvi May 13, 2017 - 4:28 PM

Tysm for sharing this article..

Anuradha Das November 21, 2017 - 5:46 PM

Thank u for the info…?

Amrita Rai November 21, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Important piece of information

Vanshika November 21, 2017 - 6:46 PM

it’s really nice to know it all now ???

Sumaiya November 21, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Thanku for the makeup ideas

Hina shaikh November 21, 2017 - 8:21 PM


Kavita November 21, 2017 - 11:51 PM

OMG! I just come to know about all these types of concealer …thx dear for such an information… Wish to get many more regarding makeup Caz I love to do makeup… N ready to do even late at night’s

Kavita November 21, 2017 - 11:55 PM


Suranjika patel November 21, 2017 - 11:59 PM

Very informative. I use orange concealer as corrector gor my pigmentation and then skin concealer

Binal November 22, 2017 - 12:05 AM

So useful

Rashi Verma November 22, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Mallika…ur tips can really be used…it now suits on my face thanks?

Aliya jain November 22, 2017 - 10:16 AM

Never knew about it !

Fatima November 22, 2017 - 10:37 AM

This is so helpful. I always use an orange corrector for my under eye circle.

Afshan November 22, 2017 - 11:28 AM

I use peach concealer fr ma under eye area but this is extremely informative.. thankiu

Urusha shaikh November 22, 2017 - 4:35 PM

NICE information

Manasi November 23, 2017 - 12:48 AM

Very informative as a makeup begginer didn’t know about all this

Hiral Shah November 23, 2017 - 11:32 PM

So useful and well explained
Loved it

vartika November 26, 2017 - 1:00 PM

wow,very informative

Varisha khan November 27, 2017 - 12:40 PM

Thankeww soo kuchh for these qualitative information… At first, I really don’t know that wht kind of concealer I should use… But now I’ve gained a lot of knowledge by reading ur blog… ?????? love uh. ???

Mani November 27, 2017 - 7:22 PM

Desperately needed this.. thank you 🙂

Alisha Naskar November 27, 2017 - 9:19 PM

Great work . I have been commenting in most of your post . I am not commenting to win . Really appreciate what you do . It takes a lot of time and patience to this . Really great work . May you succeed more .