What’s the difference between concealer and foundation?
Foundation acts as a base to build upon, smoothing out imperfections and blending in with your natural skin tone. On the other hand, you use concealer to target specific areas such as blemishes, dark circles, or breakouts.
Something to remember when considering, "What is the difference between concealer and foundation?" is the order of application. It's recommended you use foundation first and then correct any uneven areas using concealer. While it's possible to do it the other way around, that might smudge the concealer, forcing you to reapply it. A beauty expert can help you pick the best shade and formula for your skin’s needs.
Which Face Makeup is Right For Me?
The best foundation for you depends on your skin type and skin concerns. From oily skin to dry skin to combination skin, we have a full assortment of foundations for you to choose from in various finishes and levels of coverage. We’ve made it super easy for you to find your perfect shades and formulas, right from home! Use our Foundation Finder, or use our virtual try-on tools to find your perfect foundation or lipstick shade and formula.
How do I Apply Face Makeup?
It's generally accepted that the best order to apply makeup is: start with primer for a smooth base, then apply foundation for a flawless canvas. Follow those with concealer to cover blemishes and correct dark circles, then with powder for the finishing touch to prevent shine and keep your makeup in place.
How can I create simple makeup looks using Estée Lauder's best-selling products?
The best makeup products to always have in your makeup bag are the ones that quickly transform you from just-woke-up to put-together in a matter of minutes. You don't need to spend hours on your beauty routine to make an impact, but there are some must-have items for a quick makeup look.
Our go-to quick pick-me-ups are mascara, concealer, and lipstick. Blend away skin imperfections using a concealer, make the eyes pop by enhancing the lashes with a non-smudge mascara and finish your 5-minute makeup look with a statement lip color.