Pin-point concealer

Pin-point concealer is my favourite form of “foundation”, It’s the most natural look on the skin. Im just going to say it…Skin always looks better than foundation! It just does. But sometimes we have a few minor imperfections that need some attention. This technique is what I personally use on a daily basis, sometimes I use it on its own. When combined with a sheer foundation, It gives an even more polished look.

Pin-point concealer on freckled skinPhoto Credit: Saysha Baker

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This technique is when you take a tiny brush and perfectly “dot” concealers on an imperfection until it has covered over it, blending it into the majority of your surrounding natural skin.

This way, your skin looks like there is no make-up on it what so ever but you are left with a healthy, even natural finish.


2-3 Brushes. A small Pin-point concealer brush, a medium concealer brush for under the eyes and larger blemished patches on the skin and a medium fluffier brush to “buff” the edges into the skin.

You need a great concealer (I preferrer a cream based concealer as apposed to a liquid or stay fast one). But what ever you do choose, make sure it is full coverage. If you want an extra bit of polish, a sheer foundation before any concealer is great. I also use a colour corrector now and again when my skin requires it, but this is optional. You will also need some loose translucent powder to set the work and flatten any textures.

Where to put it:

Concealing under the eyes is a must, next to the nose (inner corner of the eyes) where there is any darker blue tones. For this you may need a yellow / pink or orange colour corrector depending how dark that area is. Then your skin toned concealer goes over.

You would conceal over any pigmentation that is distracting especially pigmentation around the eyes (as this type of pigmentation makes one look tired). Furthermore conceal over any pimples / redness you may have (often around the chin or mouth area).

DO’S: This look is best with a cream blusher and cream eyeshadows. Slightly enhanced brows (but not extreme as this look is supposed to look like you have woken up looking perfect). To finish – balmy looking bitten lips.

DONT’S: Don’t get the concealer colour wrong, as this can look very bad. Don’t use light-reflecting concealers as this will flash back as little dots over your face. Don’t use a shade that is too light as it does the same as light-reflecting ones. Finally, Don’t use a concealer that is too dark as this just looks like you have dark dots everywhere.

I generally have 2 different cream concealers. One light that blends into my chin and around my mouth perfectly, then a darker one on my cheeks and forehead as the top part of my face is naturally a bit darker than my lower half of my face. then I generally mix the two for under my eyes.

This particular look is AMAZING on freckles skin, mature skin and teenagers.