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What Is the Difference Between a Cover-Up Stick and a Concealer?

What Is the Difference Between a Cover-Up Stick and a Concealer?

Cover-up stick and concealer are two of the indispensable components of a make-up kit. Although they are often mistaken, the two products perform different functions, but they can complement each other. What is the difference between a cover-up stick and a concealer?

Published March 12, 2024, by Sandrine, Scientific Editor — 6 min read

Cover Stick for an Even Complexion

As the name suggests, the cover stick is responsible for covering localized imperfections such as pimples or dark circles under the eyes. However, this care cannot be used on its own to eliminate dark circles. It is best applied before the concealer to achieve the best result. The cover stick usually has a thick texture and a certain shade, depending on the skin color. When choosing a cover stick, it is important to define the problem that needs to be covered: Scars, redness, pimples or dark circles. The cover stick will help you balance the color on your face. Use the principles of Colorimetry as a guide to find the right tone for you. The principle is to conceal a color difference with the appropriate complementary tone. For example, red pimples are softened by a green shade, while dark circles under the eyes tend to be softened by a yellow shade.

The Concealer for a Radiant Look

Lack of sleep, fatigue, stress, smoking … it is not uncommon to have a sallow eye area. In this case, the concealer is the ally for a successful eye make-up. It provides an even eye area, awakens the look and reduces signs of fatigue. This care conceals all types of dark circles, regardless of their color. It also brightens the eye area and provides a nice freshness boost. Whether liquid, cream or stick, concealers are usually offered in different forms. In any case, they are applied with a brush or fingertips after foundation and lightly patted into the skin. Furthermore, make sure that you choose a concealer in the right color so that you can cover dark areas well. Ideally, you should correct your skin tone down by a halftone.

Typology Tinted Concealer: A Dual Function

Our tinted concealer has a dual function, as it can be used not only as a concealer, but also as a cover stick.

Our tinted concealer has high coverage and a natural finish. It not only provides an even, healthy complexion immediately, but also has a long-lasting effect against dark circles thanks to the active ingredients it contains. Caffeine promotes blood circulation and reduces water retention, helping to reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. Cornflower hydrolate supports the effect of caffeine by stimulating blood circulation. Through its decongestant action, it stimulates the removal of fluid that has accumulated under the eyes. Our concealer also contains niacinamide (vitamin B3), which helps reduce the appearance of blue circles by stimulating blood circulation.

When you use our tinted concealer as a cover-up stick, it conceals and treats imperfections. In fact, niacinamide helps to restore the skin's barrier function and is involved in the healing process. It additionally has anti-inflammatory properties that work against skin blemishes.


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