Finding Your Perfect Match: How to Pick the Right Concealer Shade for Your Indian Skin Tone

A concealer is an essential part of any makeup routine, but finding the perfect shade based on your skin colour can be a daunting task. With so many options available in the market, it's easy to get lost in the endless sea of shades and undertones. Don't worry; we've got you covered! In this blog, we will guide you through all you need to know about concealer shades and undertones. From understanding color theory to choosing the right coverage for your skin type, we'll also share some expert tips on how to apply concealer like a pro. Whether you're looking to cover dark circles or blemishes, our guide will help you find your perfect match and achieve that flawless look effortlessly. So, let's dive in and uncover the secrets of finding the perfect concealer shade for Indian skin tones.

Why use a concealer?

For a flawless base, when using makeup products, consider choosing the right concealer shade that matches your skin tone or is slightly lighter. Concealers are perfect for hiding imperfections such as dark circles, blemishes, and scars. Don't forget that you can use color-correcting concealers for discoloration on your skin.

Understanding Undertones

It's crucial to understand undertones while selecting from the different shades. Remember to always test on your jawline and slide it down towards the neck, and finally compare with your foundation shade in natural light for a seamless blend.



Another way of choosing the right shade for your skin tone is identifying the colour of your veins on your wrist.

Usually, there are three undertones you decide from that is – pink/cool, neutral, and warm/golden.

If you have blue or purple coloured veins – you are a pink or a cool undertone.

If you have blue and green coloured veins – you are a neutral undertone.

If you have green-coloured veins – you are a warm or a golden undertone.

Another fun way to identify your undertone is with the kind of jewelry you wear! If silver jewelry suits you more, you have a pink or cool undertone and if golden jewelry suits you more then you have a warm or golden undertone. If you pull off both colours of jewelry equally well, in that case, you have a neutral undertone.  

Remember to always swatch and test before purchasing to ensure the best match for your unique skin color!

How to choose the correct formula for concealer

Choosing the right concealer for your skin type can make all the difference in achieving that flawless look. Here are some tips:

-For oily skin, go for oil-free and matte finish concealers to prevent any excess shine.

-If you have dry skin, choose creamy and hydrating concealers to avoid any flakiness or patchiness.

-For combination skin, opt for a lightweight and buildable concealer that won't clog pores or emphasize dry patches.

Remember, it's all about finding what works best for you and your unique skin type. So go ahead and experiment with different formulas until you find your perfect match!


Swatch the shade on your jawline

To ensure precise concealer matching, try these foolproof tips: Test the shade on your wrist and jaw in natural light. Check how well it covers the veins on your wrist to gauge its performance. When covering spots and blemishes, choose a shade that matches your natural skin tone for seamless blending.

Match it with your foundation

The trick to a spotless glam face lies in acing the base. When you are looking for the right fit in concealers, always remember to use your foundation shade as your guide. To cover up spots and blemishes like a pro, zero down on a shade that looks like your foundation's BFF and blends in like a dream.

How to Apply Concealer Like A Pro? 

For a flawless application, prep your face with a cleanser and moisturizer. In case you are using a foundation in your makeup routine, make sure you use the concealer over the foundation and not before the foundation.

  1. Take a small amount on a concealer brush or sponge.
  2. Dot the concealer onto the pimples, dark spots, blemishes of dark circles using quick motions. This camouflages the target while keeping the surrounding skin clear. Let it set briefly and add more layers if necessary.
  3. Use a powder brush to lightly dab your setting powder over the concealed area, ensuring a long-lasting finish.

The hangover proof full coverage concealer for Indian skin tones

Our Range of concealers come in 8 shades + an orange colour corrector that are specially made for Indian Skin tones. Here’s how you can quickly decide your shade once you have identified your undertone!

White Russian 01 – Neutral Undertone

Prosecco 02 – Neutral towards Pink/cool Undertone

Pina Colada 03 – Warm/Golden undertone

Baileys 04 – Warm/Golden Undertone

Whiskey 05 - Neutral towards warm/golden undertone

Brandy 06 - Neutral towards pink/cool undertone

Dark Rum 07 – Warm/Golden undertone

Espresso Martini 08 – Warm/Golden undertone

Typsy Tricks -

  • Use it on the eyelids as a shadow primer to make the pigment of the eyeshadows last longer.
  • Use the shade - orange corrector 01 to colour correct your dark spots and conceal your dark circles in your eye area before using your concealer.
  • To contour, use a shade that’s 1 or two shades deeper than your concealer shade from our shade range. Who said contouring is complicated now?
  • If you accidentally choose the wrong shade, fret not! Use a lighter concealer shade to brighten and highlight areas and a deeper shade to create subtle contours for a sculpted and balanced look. As we said, mixing two shades might do the trick for you!

Choosing the right shade of concealer can make all the difference in your makeup routine. Whether you're looking to cover up dark circles, blemishes, or hyperpigmentation, even with the best concealer, understanding color theory and undertones is key. Now, armed with our expert tips and hacks on how to pick a concealer that matches your skin tone perfectly, you'll be sure to get flawless coverage every time. Happy Concealing!