Makeup Fail: Teresa Palmer Shows Us What NOT to Do With Concealer
As a makeup artist, I can tell you concealer is your staunchest ally. It can take a solid ten years off your face when applied correctly and cover up a multitude of sins. As a general rule of thumb, though, you don’t want your concealer to make you look like a Pawnee ceremonially painted for the Morning Star ritual. Teresa Palmer’s concealer is way too light for her skin tone and she used way too much powder, which I generally suggest you skip altogether unless the powder is very finely milled (like the powder in Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer Kit), and even then only sparingly, because powder has a tendency to settle into fine lines and make your under eyes look crepe-y. Perricone MD’s No Concealer Concealer ($45) is great if you don’t wear a ton of makeup and want a concealer with sheer coverage, and Dolce & Gabbana’s Perfect Finish Concealer ($33) is perfect for fairer complexions. My own favorite concealer, however, is Koh Gen Do’s Moisture Concealer ($54), which utilizes pearl powders and pure mineral pigments to brighten and illuminate and is totally free of synthetic fragrances, dyes, and Triclosan. Unless of course you like gambling with eye cancer, in which case you should probably skip the Koh Gen Do for something with more phthalates and GMOs.