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How to use concealer for photo-ready skin on your wedding day


Words: Damien Woolnough

Photography: David Jones


20th August 2018

Like taxes, and Cher, blemishes are a part of life but don't let them steal the spotlight on your wedding day.

In the past men have been told to grin and bear broken capillaries, breakouts and eye bags but with grooms taking centre stage at gay weddings it's time to embrace makeup for men.

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Tom Ford for Men concealer, $68 at David Jones

Concealer will stop you from having to use filters to make your wedding day photographs that bit more likeable. Here’s the key to looking picture perfect rather than like you’ve been abducted by a trainee sales assistant on the ground floor of a department store.

Step one: Pick the right shade

For under-eye circles look for a shade that is one or two shades lighter than your natural skin tone.

For blemishes or breakouts look for one closer to your skin shade or even a shade darker.

Step two: Do your prep work

Cleanse and moisturise your face and apply eye creams and wait a minute before moving onto your concealer.

Step three: Apply the concealer

Use your Cartier ring finger or the concealer’s built-in applicator to apply in a gentle dabbing motion, working your way out from the area with greatest discolouration.

When using a pen-like applicator apply directly to the breakout.

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Tom Ford for Men concealing pen, $80 at David Jones.

For those willing to go a step further, apply concealer to the top of the ckeekbones, under (and inner corner) of the eyes and down the bridge of the nose.

If things are looking a little thick, use an applicator sponge to smooth out the edges.

Now you're ready to put your freshest face forward.

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