You want your concealer to be just a shade or two lighter than your skin, according to makeup expert Bobbi Brown in her book, Living Beauty (buy it from Amazon). The exception is when you are covering pimples. It’s best to use a concealer that matches your skin exactly when it comes to covering pimples.
Next, the shade of the concealer must be one shade lighter than the foundation you choose. This is because the concealer is there to hide the imperfections, and one shade lighter gives more coverage to the problem areas.
Using a concealer on acne that is a shade lighter than your face will not only call attention to the blemish, but also cause it to look larger. However, you want your makeup to draw attention to your eyes, and concealer around your eyes that is a bit lighter than your foundation will help them stand out and make you look more well-rested.
Choosing a Concealer. For the undereye area, be sure to select a shade of concealer that’s no more than one or two shades lighter than your natural skin tone to avoid an obvious white circle around the eye area. For your face, select a concealer that matches the color of your foundation exactly.
Aug 10, 2010 · Concealer for like spots and blemishes should be the same color as your foundation. But if you want to cover dark circles under your eyes you need a concealer one shade lighter than your foundation. Yamborghini · 9 years ago
Is under-eye concealer supposed to be the same shade as your skin tone or a touch lighter? (self.MakeupAddiction) submitted 3 years ago by annakara10. The one shade lighter concealer I think is meant to brighten your eyes a bit, but it does not look good on me at all. But on other girls it …
Dec 18, 2007 · Best Answer: foundation for all over your face should be the same colour as your skin tone. don’t get anything with a pink undertone because it will look too fake. under eye concealer should be one shade lighter than your skin though.