How To Find Your Concealer Shade

Charlotte’s concealers work wonders helping to CONCEAL the look of blemishes, LIFT the look of your complexion and BRIGHTEN the appearance of dark circles. Discover how to find your concealer shade using Charlotte’s shade-matching secrets.

How to Find your Concealer Shade Online

Whether you’re shopping Charlotte Tilbury at home, in store or on-the-go, you can find your perfect concealer shade match in minutes! From online concealer shade finders to the expert advice for your skin tone, discover all the ways to find your concealer shades for Charlotte’s must-have formulas below…

Use Charlotte’s Pro Shade Match Tool, her Concealer Shade Finder

Bringing together Charlotte’s passions for makeup artistry and beauty-tech innovation, Charlotte’s PRO SHADE MATCH TOOL is an online concealer shade finder for finding a FLAWLESS MATCH in UNDER 60 SECONDS! Powered by AI, this online concealer shade finder asks a few simple questions and analyses an image of your face to pinpoint the concealer shade that will work best with your skin tone!

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Knowing Your Skin Tone

Is your skin tone fair, medium, tan or deep? A good way to tell is by looking at concealer swatches and comparing your skin tone to Charlotte’s models. Finding your skin tone will narrow down your options, making it easier to find your concealer shade online.

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How to Choose Concealer Shade for Dark Circles

Concealer is a not-so-secret weapon for helping to diminish the appearance of dark circles. With Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer, the hyaluronic acid-enriched formula hydrates tired under-eyes to help them seem smoother and brighter.

The medium-buildable, hydrating concealer can provide the eye area enough coverage that dark circles are less apparent, but in more deep-set cases, the key is to choose a lighter concealer shade that combats the blue/grey pigments that make eyes seem sunken and dulled. Apply Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer under the eyes for a brighter, lifted appearance.

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Colour-Correcting Dark Circles with Concealer

Colour-correction is based on colour theory and is used in makeup to even out skin pigmentation. It’s particularly popular for beard coverage, but it works wonders for tired eyes and dark circles.

When choosing concealer shades for dark circles, look for pink or peach-toned concealers that work for your skin tone. These undertones will help to neutralise the appearance of darkness, lessening the prominence of dark circles and leaving your eye area looking brighter and more awake.

Charlotte recommends her Magic Vanish Under-Eye and Face Colour Corrector, a pigmented colour corrector that comes in expertly neutralising peach, orange and red shades for all skin tones.

Apply your colour-correcting shade directly onto dark circles and blend it out, concentrating the product in the darkened areas. Then, add a shade that matches or is 1 shade lighter than your skin tone over the top for a flawless-looking finish. For a full-coverage finish, choose Magic Away, or if you prefer a hydrating, medium-coverage formula, use Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer!

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How to Choose Concealer Shade to Contour

Concealer is a chameleon in your makeup bag, and aside from helping to cover up blemishes and brighten the look of your under-eyes, it can be used as a cream contour that SHAPES and SCULPTS! Choosing a concealer shade to contour with is simple – just select a shade of Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer that’s two shades darker than your perfect match.

For example, if you have fair skin, you’ll want to choose a contour shade from the medium skin tone category to be able to blend effortlessly with your complexion while mimicking the look of a natural shadow. Choosing a more cool-toned option will create a more SCULPTED effect, or a warmer shade will leave you beautifully BRONZED.

Tilbury Tip: For deeper skin tones, choose a lighter shade that flatters your undertone and apply underneath your contour. This helps highlights to pop while accentuating the look of your natural bone structure.

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Should your Concealer Shade be Lighter than Foundation?

When choosing your perfect concealer shade, you can choose a shade that’s lighter than your foundation to act as a under-eye brightening concealer with a spotlight effect for the high points of the face. This is perfect for creating the effect of a BRIGHTER, LIFTED-LOOKING COMPLEXION!

Some makeup artists prefer to find a concealer match that’s closer to the skin’s natural tone in the same way that you would with foundation. This creates a more seamless application but doesn’t have the same level of dimension and contrast that using a lighter shade offers.

Concealer and foundation have a beautiful bond, and it’s important that the two are always in harmony. When choosing your concealer shade, focus on finding one that complements your foundation – whether it matches as closely as possible to conceal, or has a beautiful, brightening effect!

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Darlings, concealer is a truly versatile product that belongs in every beauty bag. Whether you’re using concealer to help CONCEAL, LIFT, SHAPE or BRIGHTEN the look of your skin, you can find the concealer shades that work for you. Hurry darlings, your BEAUTIFUL SKIN awaits!

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.