How do you warm up concealer or foundation?

by Paris B on · 19 comments

in Concealer,Discussions,Foundation,Tips

Have you ever had the problem when your concealer or foundation feels too thick? Or when you apply it, it feels and looks a little cakey?

warmconcealer How do you warm up concealer or foundation?

I have that problem sometimes with the Lancome Effacernes concealer and Ayu asked what I meant when I said that I’d warm it up with my fingers before I apply.

How I warm up my concealer is like this:-

  • Squeeze a dab of concealer on the back of my left hand
  • Use my fingers of my right hand and rub the concealer back and forth. You’ll feel it have more slip due to the warmth of your fingers
  • Dab to apply

This thins out the concealer so you don’t end up putting cream that’s too thick on your face which can result it looking cakey and fake and cause it to settle into fine lines.

This tip works with most cream based concealers in a pan e.g. Boi-Ing or the Revlon Age-Defying cream concealer; stick concealer or thick foundation too. I do the same thing whenever I encounter thick creamy texture. My concealers and foundation go a much longer way too icon wink How do you warm up concealer or foundation?

Do you do the same thing? Does it work for you? Do you have another trick to share for thinning out thick concealer or foundation? icon smile How do you warm up concealer or foundation?

Stay beautiful,

Paris B

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Jenn
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August 4, 2009 at 10:13 am

That’s a great tip Paris!! I think i’ve never warmed up my concealers prior to using before!! Will definitely try that out next time! :D

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ParisB August 5, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Hi Jenn

Perhaps its just that you’ve been using concealer of the right texture for you! ;)

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Nikki August 4, 2009 at 11:40 am

I do the same thing and it works :)

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ParisB August 5, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Hey Nikki

Yay- great minds! :)

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skylarkz August 4, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Whenever I want a less thicker foundation, I use MAC Fix+ to thin out my foundation. ^_^ Add few drop of FIx+ into my foundation and use foundation brush to apply. ^_^

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ParisB August 5, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Hi Skylarkz

Thanks for that tip!

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LyNn August 4, 2009 at 12:56 pm

I do the same thing!
I prefer to warm up all my liquid face products especially my bb cream.
You get a less cake-y effect if you warm it up behind your hand. :)

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ParisB August 5, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Hi Lynn

Yep! What you say is quite true – it sinks into the skin better too!

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Shanghainese Dumpling August 4, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Yeah I do the same thing too, but when I use a past type you can try to use hair drier to blow on it to warm it up

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ParisB August 5, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Hi Shanghainese Dumpling

Hairdryer! I didn’t think of that! But won’t it dry out?

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Jean August 4, 2009 at 3:01 pm

What I learn from Benefit Flawless make-up work shop is:
First, we can dip our finger into warm water, dry it, den use the warm finger to rub the concealer on your another hand (like u do).
I think it’s quite troublesome cause need to prepare warm water..
But they also mentioned that we can just do it in a simple way, which is the method you use~^^

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ParisB August 5, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Hi Jean

Thanks for the tips. I’d skip the warm water too because its so hard to prepare it since most of us don’t have hot water in our bathroom taps. But if we did, then its worth trying.

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Jessica August 4, 2009 at 9:06 pm

good one Paris! I usually cup my face after application to give it an all-over warmth…

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ParisB August 5, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Hi Jessica

That’s another good tip! I do that too when I apply liquid foundation so it sets better. :)

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DONNA August 5, 2009 at 4:04 am

I am 70 yrs old, i like to use a little foundation to even out color but everything I have tried, looks cakey……..And I look worse then if I use nothing at all……at my age it seems that everything I use shows my wrinkles and flaws more…..I know I cant hide them, but would like to minimies them if possible thank you

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ParisB August 5, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Hi Donna

Perhaps you could try a lighter water based foundation? The Lancome Maquiliquide is very light as is Diorskin Nude. In the alternative you could try tinted moisturizer or mixing some foundation with moisturizer so its lighter.

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fashion classes August 5, 2009 at 6:12 am

I’ve never warmed up my concealers either. And I’ve stopped putting concealer on because it totally looks cakey and yucky. This is a good tip though that I will have to try. Thanks so much!

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J.Le August 7, 2009 at 3:11 am

My skin is acne prone, so I try to avoid using finger to apply my concealer. I just use a brush to get a little bit of concealer, then hold it for couple seconds under the light.

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