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Yes, Most def an everyday routine (when I wear makeup that is). Can’t live without my concealer! I have to always cover up my horrible dark circles and blemishes. One thing I can’t live without! 🙂

I always use concealer but I don’t always use foundation. I like to just target my problem areas rather than apply a heavy mask of foundation. I do tend to use several different types of concealer for various needs. Even though it takes me a little longer to do my makeup now, I find that my skin looks more natural and that I break out less.

Nope. I only use it to cover up a pimple every once in a blue moon. I’m so thankful that I dont have any under eye issues!

I use concealer about once a month when I’m sick or got less than 4 hours of sleep. I don’t usually need it. I don’t have under eye circles or acne for the most part.

Concealer?! Geez, I have three in my bag right now! I have problems with skin tones, texture, and CONTOURS, plus variable skin behavior depending on weather and hormonal status. I have concluded most people don’t get good results from concealers because they don’t even know what they need to conceal. I use MAC prep&prime lid primer all around the eye and lids; get foundation blended and set; STAND BACK from the mirror and decide what more is needed; add eye shadows, liners, whatever; use MUFE Full Cover concealer applied and blended with a brush using more foundation; get blush,bronzer,powder in place; use very pale MUFE Full Cover OR Bobbi Brown Concealer to dab the scars, dark spots, difficult places and blend again (tired yet?); get lip color in place, then one more time dot under the eyes with Bobbi Brown concealer (using a DARKER color)and blend all the way out to the ‘apples’ of cheeks. It is a multi-step thing, going back and back, spend more time on contouring and even skin tones. My skin is DRY, sensitive, med-light color, acne-prone.

My concealer is a lifesafer! I generally prefer a lighter texture in foundation, and industrial strength concealers. Sometimes I don’t wear foundation at all, just concealer and powder is enough for most days in the office.

Unfortunately, yes. These dark circles have pretty much been here since birth. 😛 The sheer foundations/tinted moisturizers I prefer generally don’t provide enough coverage to adaquately tone them down, and there are plenty of days I skip that step altogether.

Additionally, I dislike wearing any extra layers on my skin than necessary on hot, muggy days, so if I have redness from allergies, I’ll just dab a few drops of liquid concealer onto my fingers and use it to smooth out the area around my T-zone that gets it the worse. By far the most useful tip I picked up from Kevyn Aucoin’s “Making Faces.” 😀

Yes, if it comes down to time I usually go for concealer instead of foundation. Get the couple of blemishes covered and leave it at that. Overall, my skin tone is even enough that I don’t always need a foundation, but I do usually have one or two problem spots that need concealer.

I only WISH foundation had ever been good enough for me. Concealer is definitely a daily part of my routine. My panda eyes and acne-prone skin demand it!

…but you know, it definitely isn’t quite as necessary when I get enough sleep and I’m not stressed out. Who’da thunk? 😉

Duuude! Why u no sleeping?! Yeah… me neither. LOL!

I don’t often use concealer off camera. I’m mostly just fighting dark circles when I do – and those are a direct result of how tired I am so they’re usually not bad until late in the evening. During the day something like Touche Eclat is enough to do the trick if I really need something.

Concealer is probably the one product I could not live without. I’d rather use a bit of concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes that might pop up, than use a regular foundation or any other makeup product. I always thought that a flawless complexion can do more for a person than the most elaborate eye makeup or lip.

I don’t use concealer often at all. I don’t even wear foundation often anymore. But when I do, I like a light-medium coverage foundation and that’s good enough for me. I don’t like my face to look too perfected, so I’ll leave out the concealer. Of course, if I do have a monster red zit or something, I’ll dab a little on. I will say though that I have been using a concealer under my eyes more often than usual. It’s the new Giorgio Armani Maestro one–it’s INCREDIBLE and super light so I like that

Yes! I don’t like using a foundation and honestly I don’t think i really need it either. I do like to use a concealer under my eyes and sometimes on a blemish..

Absolutely! Concealer is something I could never live without due to acne and acne scarring, I always envy girls who say their must have product is mascara/blush/lipstick since I would never leave the house without concealer.

Absolutely! Well rested or not, I’ve always had dark circles under my eyes – linked to low blood pressure and exacerbated by pale skin. So I’ve used under-eye concealer since my teens. Now I have redness around my nose and a few broken capillaries. Concealer applied judiciously leaves me free to skip a full face of foundation if I want to.

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