Best Concealers to have in your Kit

This topic is very interesting because now, everybody wants to have every shade of concealer; one to highlight, one to correct, one to cover imperfections, one to contour, and so on; but there's a lot of misconception or misunderstanding in what the concealer is good for. First, let's define concealer: A concealer is a skin like toned product that was first created to correct and cover blemishes, dark spots, scars, big pores and dark circles under the eye area.

There are also color correcting concealers that help to tint the undertone color of your skin or the spot you are correcting. This type of concealer you have to be careful with, because if you use the wrong color you might end up emphasizing or creating a whole new color of the spot you wish to correct.



I will go in more depth in another article on which ones are the color correcting colors of concealers and how to use them, but now I want to share with you my favorite concealers so you can try them and add them to your makeup bag or kit.

The first one is Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer, this is a foundation/concealer product designed to really correct and cover all you might have in your skin. This formula is amazing and super versatile, I love it because it helps to correct the skin, leaving a velvet matte finish that's so skin-like that you don't feel it in your face. It works wonders in the under eye area and correcting blemishes or any dark spots.

The second one is Kat Von D's Lock It Concealer, I fell in love with this product since the beginning. It is very covering and long lasting. It is also very versatile and leaves the skin with a matte finish but not cakey at all. It covers EVERYTHING, from dark spots, blemishes, pimple's scars, tatoos, etc. I love it!!

Last one, yes last one, because I'm not into concealers too much, I like to conceal and correct using as little products as I can; the last one is Mac Cosmetics Conceal and Correct palette. This palette is very versatile when it comes to have your correcting shades and conceal shades all in one. I like the formula a lot, is very covering and creamy; and it really does the job when it comes to conceal all the spots and the under eye area.

I hope this was good information, please let me know if you have any favorite products you wish me to try and what's your favorite concealer of all times!

Best Foundations for Every Skin Type

One of the products makeup artists recommend the most is foundation. Every woman wants to look young, fresh and have a flawless skin, but it is very important to understand that not all foundations work for every skin type. Here, I'm going to recommend my favorite foundation for every skin type, so you can have an idea of what to try or add to your makeup bag!



  • DRY SKIN: For dry skin my top favorite is Nars Sheer Glow foundation, it looks amazing and applies effortlessly. It has a sheer coverage but it's buildable and it leaves the skin feeling very smooth and moist. My second fave is Giorgio Armani's Luminous silk Foundation, this foundation leaves the skin with a healthy look and it's lightweight feeling; it also has a medium buildable coverage. From the Drugstore Family, my favorite is Infallible Pro-Glow by L'Oreal, this one has an amazing finish and it's medium buildable coverage.

  • COMBINATION SKIN: For this skin type I always recommend foundations that have a velvet to matte finish, my fave is Diorskin Forever Foundation. This one is perfect because it helps minimize the appearance of pores and the coverage is medium with a very natural matte finish. One amazing foundation for combo skin is Kat Von D's Lock it Foundation, this product is very good if you like a matte finish; it has a great amount of coverage, it's buildable,versatile, and gentle to the skin. My drugstore favorites are Wet n' Wild Photo Finish Foundation, Infallible Pro-Matte foundation, and Maybelline's Fit Me Matte Foundation; all of them have great finish, and very decent coverage.

  • OILY/ACNE PRONE SKIN: For this type of skin type you basically can use all of the foundations I already recommended for combination skin, but if your skin is oily and acne prone, then you need to use a non-comedogenic product. Non-comedogenic foundations will help your pores not get clogged and this will definitely help your acne to get better or at least not get worst. The foundation I swear by for this skin type is Shiseido Dual Balancing Foundation, I like it because it minimizes the appearance of pores, it helps the skin to balance the oils, it has a medium coverage and leaves the skin looking very fresh, moist and luminous. Another fave is Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place Foundation, great coverage, great finish and amazing formula, very lightweight for a natural looking skin. From the drugstore family I like Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Liquid Foundation and Almay TLC Truly Lasting Color Foundation, both are non-comedogenic and have great coverage for acne scars and pore appearance.

  • NORMAL SKIN: Normal skin is the skin type every woman dream to have, since people who have normal skin can use any type of foundation. It only depends what finish and coverage the person likes.

Well, these are my very favorite foundations and I have them all in my kit; I constantly recommend them to my clients and fellow makeup artists.