We always try to look our best, but sometimes life does catch up to us and this can take a toll – not only on our bodies, but on our outer appearances as well. Whether it is because you are sick with the flu, sunburnt or you are just starting to look tired, it does effect your skin. Luckily, there is concealer for that and not only just one or two shades to conceal a blemish, oh no, there is a rainbow of concealers out there. We decolour code the concealer palette and explain what is colour is meant to do.

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Apricot

This shade helps disguise discolouration and conceals bruises, dark circles or uneven skin tone. Apply the colour using a patting motion with your finger on bare skin. Using a damp sponge, concentrate on the discoloured areas, blending outwards and ensuring the edges are blended seamlessly into the skin. Lastly, apply a sheer foundation over the entire face to set and lock the concealer. You should have visibly reduced discolouration.

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Lavender

If you have recently suffered from the flu or if your skin is looking worn out, mixing a touch of lavender-coloured concealer with your everyday concealer or foundation will make the world of difference. Apply mixture with a damp sponge and stipple into the skin where needed and blend.

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Mint green

Green cancels out any redness, so apply this shade with your finger directly to the red areas on your face. For most people, this is around the nose and T-zone area. Using a damp sponge blend outwards, using a tapping motion to blend all the product into the skin. Lastly, apply your foundation all over the face to even out your complexion.

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Honey

A honey shade will help even out sun spots and freckles. The warm toned colour decreases and lifts the shape of sun marks and softens the appearance of marks on the surface of the skin. As already mentioned, apply using your finger on the sun damaged areas and blend as if you would blend bronzer over you cheeks and cheek bones.

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Brisque

This colour is slightly darker than the honey and is perfect for quick touch-ups throughout the day. You can even use this shade to lightly contour and enhance certain features on the face.

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