Most of us have seemingly adapted quite well to working remotely during the lockdown; but as we spend our days lounging around, sprawled out on our sofas in sweatpants as we work from home, a spontaneous request to jump on a video call at a moment’s notice – especially if we’re not wearing any makeup.
This is where micro-concealing comes into play.
Rather than applying a full face of make-up, all you need to do is dot the areas with the tiniest amount of concealer; place the product on any breakouts, around the nose, lips, under the eyes or wherever you need it to even-out your skin. Dab the product in with a small but dense brush or with the pointy end of your beauty blender until it blends the product buffs out seamlessly.
Another key aspect to nailing the technique is to use the right product. What you need is a medium to full coverage formulation that is crease-proof, long wearing or self-setting so you don’t need to do extra touch ups or add powder throughout the day – as the overall idea of micro-concealing is to have the skin look like skin.
Bazaar shares our picks when it comes to the best products for micro-concealing below.
Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer
It's the complete package when searching for the perfect product for micro-concealing: the Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer is weightless, waterproof self-setting full coverage formula. This budge and crease-proof concealer can be used all over to blur and brighten, while keeping skin still look and feelinglike skin for up to 16 hours.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer
It’s Ultra HD so you know you’ll look fabulous on camera, and it’s self-setting so you don’t need to dab on extra powder. Just dot on, blend and you're good to go.
Dior Forever Correct Concealer
This multi-use full-coverage creamy concealer can even replace your foundation. Perfect for those with very dry skin; not only does it cover any signs of imperfections, it has a moisturising properties within the formula which give dehydrated or mature skin much needed luminosity, lasting up to 24 hours.
Natasha Denona Transfix Concealer
A matte concealer with buildable coverage and micronized pigments that give it exceptional staying power. The applicator is perfect for micro-concealing as it creates stripes and dots with the right amount of product that will stay put all day, giving you a fresh and flawless face.
Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Concealer
Natural, lightweight and hydrating this concealer sinks and synchronises with your skin. It's self-refreshing for up to 24 hours, so your make-up stays as fresh when you reapply it.