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Green Concealer 101: What It Is, and How to Use It

When and How to Use Green Concealer

Using concealer is a great way to cover up blemishes and achieve a flawless complexion. Many beauty brands now sell concealer in a variety of shades and for different kinds of skin – from dry to oily skin – so creating a faultless look is applicable to all skin tones, textures, and types.

For those who like to wear makeup, many like to apply concealer after applying primer but before applying foundation then blending in. However, concealer can be used on its own.

For example, Glossier’s Stretch Concealer is a concealer that covers imperfections on the face but provides buildable coverage, so it can be used on its own to create the desired makeup look.

However, meet the new kid on the block – green concealer. Yes, green. As part of the quirky green makeup trend, green concealer is now a thing, and it’s the current and must-have beauty tool to possess as part of your makeup collection.

What Is Green Concealer?

Yes, it’s green and that may seem a little bit unusual, but green concealer is pretty special. Green concealer is a type of concealer that works to cover up blemishes and blotchy skin.

In fairness, that’s what most concealers do, but the difference between standard concealers and green concealers is that green concealers work to neutralize colors.

How Does Green Concealer Work?

Green concealer is a color corrector and it works by neutralizing and masking other skin tones. Green is a complementary color to red, so it works by reducing the redness in the skin.

Redness of your complexion can be hard to deal with and some foundations can exacerbate this issue – some foundations have a warm or red tone and can leave your face looking unusually red.

Therefore, if you’re prone to redness or you happen to have a very rosy tone underneath the skin and you want to combat this, then green concealer is for you.

How to Use Green Concealer

  1. Before applying makeup, start off by applying a primer so that you can keep your makeup look in place.
  2. Apply a thin layer of green concealer onto the face to cover the redness. Don’t overdo it – if you apply too green concealer then it will be difficult to cover up.
  3. Make sure you blend the green concealer into your skin.
  4. Once the green concealer is blended in, apply a setting powder.
  5. Apply your usual foundation onto your complexion.

How to Use Green Concealer for Acne

Acne causes various blemishes, such as pigmentation and scars. For light and pale skin tones, acne leaves the skin looking red and inflamed.

Green concealer works against acne by covering up the red blemishes caused by acne – inflammation and pimples – and it helps to tone down the appearance of breakouts.

To use green concealer for acne, follow these steps:

  1. Apply your regular foundation first.
  2. Take a small amount of green concealer and gently dab over the inflamed blemishes with a small brush.
  3. Next up, blend out the concealer with a beauty blender and blend it into the skin until the green hue has disappeared.
  4. Then, apply a standard neutralized concealer that matches your skin tones.
  5. Finish off by dusting a weightless translucent powder to complete and set the look.

What Are Some of the Best Green Concealers Available?

Here are some of our green concealer recommendations:

Catrice Re-Touch Anti-Red Concealer: give your face a touch-up and say goodbye to redness. With an easy brush application, you can cover up red spots, blemishes, and blotchiness.

Maybelline Cover Stick Green Concealer: shaped like a lipstick, this waterproof green concealer will cancel out redness without clogging your pores.

Ulta Color Correct Concealer Palette: this palette features color-correcting shades that hide redness and discoloration and brightens the complexion. With a creamy texture and five gorgeous hues, the Color Correct Concealer Palette is suitable for all skin tones and provides full coverage. Best of all, it is gluten-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, oil-free and sulfate-free so it’s kind to the skin.

Maybelline FaceStudio Master Camo Color Correcting Pen: available in a few different shades – including green – this color correcting pen provides precise and pigmented coverage.

Physicians Formula Concealer Twins 2-in-1 Correct and Cover Cream: this two-in-one compact tool that covers redness and neutralizes the skin tone to create a faultless look without needing to use a lot of makeup. This might be the ideal product if you’re looking to create the ‘no makeup’ makeup look.

NYX Cosmetics Concealer Jar (Green): this concealer keeps the skin around the eyes hydrated and it provides medium to heavy coverage with a natural finish.

NYX Cosmetics Color Correcting Palette: this palette contains six correcting hues that are lightweight and easy to blend in. The palette also provides even coverage and hides blemishes effectively.