You might be surprised to learn that I only recently added a good concealer to my everyday makeup routine. And this isn’t because I had no desire to use it previously—I’d just never learned the *right* way to apply it without it creasing or looking cakey. If I ever struggled with things like dark circles or puffiness around my eye area, I would mostly rely on eye cream to get me out of a jam. Although that’s still pretty effective for me, now that I’m a beauty editor, I’m able to reach out to my arsenal of makeup experts for advice.
Concealer can be extremely handy for various concerns—blemishes, dark spots, under eye bags, and even dullness. If you’re like my former self and could use a few concealer-related tips from the pros, keep on reading. I tapped celebrity makeup artist Elizabeth Seropian to share all her advice on how to apply concealer for every concern.