Answer: Everyone's needs are different, someone might not need a heavier concealer when the next person needs a lot of coverage. Mine range from thin liquid to stick my favorites are: Dual Action Concealer, Mineral Photo Touch and my new one Liquid Concealer A concealer is used to lighten dark spots, darkness under the eye and dark sunken circles.
There's a difference, darkness under the eyes is not the same as circles that are sunken. The application is different: For just darkness, apply a concealer that is slightly lighter than your overall completion using a brush and paint just that area pat and press until blended. Dark sunken circles takes a precise application use a brush and only paint the indentation, pat and press keeping the concealer in the same area. Using your fingertip helps warm a heavier concealer to blend. Big mistake and I see it all the time is concealer spread way past the darkness this brings too much attention to the under eye darkness.
Foundation can be lightly patted not wiped on top personally I prefer not to. Other areas to use concealer is inside corner of the eye next to the nose also outside corner of the eye, there could be darkness. Don't forget the sides of the nostrils sometimes they have some redness. You should have two shades one slightly lighter for under eyes and one the same shade as your complexion.
Linda Ontiveros, the official make-up artist and sponsor of Miss California breaks down her beauty techniques!
How to clean your brushes
Clean your makeup brushes by pouring a mild, household liquid soap, a small amount goes a long way, or even some baby shampoo and mix with water. Put some soapy water in your hand and swirl the brushes in until clean. Rinse the brushes and gently squeeze any water and let them dry naturally. Don’t let the brushes soak in the water and bear in mind that soaking your brushes in water can ruin them.
How to recycle your individual compact (powder, blush or eyeshadow). These compacts don't come with a removable pan, but we can make them removable ourselves.
Make sure your product shade comes in a refillable pan. When you're out of product and are ready to purchase a new compact, reuse the old one instead.
Carefully pry out the metal pan, but don't hold the mirror while doing this because it will break under pressure.
Gently insert the refillable pan which will fit right in.
For ease of removal next time try the following: bend a paper clip and hold it with needle nose pliers and heat it until red. Then, burn a hole in the bottom of the compact. If you're not comfortable doing this ask your husband or boyfriend. Otherwise, when you come for an update I can do it for you.