Powder to Creamy Concealer? (with Video)

October 23, 2018 3 min read

jar and bottle of makeup next to coffee cup

Powder to creamy concealer - BAM!

One of the *really* cool things about mineral makeup is how customizable it is. Seriously, there are so many different ways to apply it based on what your individual preferences and needs that there truly is a way for everyone to use it and love the results! Enter mineral makeup concealers.


Does Using a Powder Concealer Seem Awkward?

Applying concealer in powder form can seem a little funny. It’s one of those products that you might prefer to use with a more traditional, creamier application. Perhaps you are worried about applying too much product and having the powder settle into fine lines throughout the day. Or maybe you just want super full coverage and feel that a creamy concealer would allow you to best achieve that look. Or, you tend to have dry skin and prefer to not overuse powdery products on it. Hey. We get it. Sometimes you just don’t want to use a powder concealer, and that’s ok! It is super simple to turn your powder mineral concealers into full coverage, creamy concealers with products you already have lying around! You can mix up the perfect blend in less than a minute (honestly, it probably takes less than 10 seconds once you get the hang of it!). And today, we are going to show you how! 

wrist showcasing makeup swatch / Powder to Creamy Concealer | Simple Beauty Minerals

Light to Medium Coverage

The first option for a more natural and light to medium coverage look is to mix up your desired mineral concealer with a little dab of your favorite moisturizer (might we recommend the Olive Oil Light Lotion?). Depending on how much you want, take a little bit of moisturizer (start off small, it’s much easier to add more of this later rather than continuing to add in more concealer to achieve the right result which can end up wasting product!) and then sprinkle on a dash of concealer, and mix it up! I chose to mix mine with my favorite pink blending sponge because I was using that to apply the product right after as well, but you could mix this up with your finger or any preferred applicator as well. It mixes together so easily, the powder disappears right away leaving you with a beautiful and uniform consistency with very little effort.

The next step is to apply it to your desired destination! I chose to use this on my under eye area because I thought it would give you the best idea of how much coverage the two different concealer “recipes” provide– you can see the difference between the light/medium coverage option (with the moisturizer base) and the full coverage option (with the liquid foundation base) in the photo below!

Powder to Creamy Concealer | Simple Beauty Minerals

Powder to Creamy Concealer | Simple Beauty Minerals

Fuller Coverage

The same steps apply for the full coverage look, only substitute the Antioxidant Liquid Foundation for the moisturizer as your base, then add in your desired amount of powder concealer and mix it up– and you are ready to apply your customized concealer!

Finish it Off

I finished up by applying my Sensy Rich Foundation in Celina Nadine to my entire face to help tie the whole look together, and voíla! My completed full face of concealer + foundation.

Sensy Rich Foundation in Celina Nadine | Simple Beauty Minerals

 I wore this the whole day while running errands and going for a bike ride along the coast with my husband, and I can honestly say it held up beautifully throughout the whole day! It still looked awesome even after all of that, and it blended together seamlessly with both the concealer and foundation doing an awesome job all the day long.

concealer + foundation | Simple Beauty Minerals

 And now Lisa gives you ideas on just how to go about mixing up your powder to cream concealer and how to apply it for a smoother, brighter look under the eyes.

Have you tried this method of applying your concealer to give it a creamier consistency? If so, we would love to hear your thoughts and experiences with it!


Abby is a photographer and blogger who never says no to a hot cup of tea or a new shade of lipstick. She lives in Monterey, CA with her husband where they enjoy hiking, cooking/eating everything vegan, and basically living the (neat and tidy) hippie dream. You can follow her @abby.roe.photo on instagram, or find her + her organic handmade mineral lipsticks HERE.


Note From Lisa: Abby and I love to coordinate our ideas and helpful tips in the hope that between both of us, you will feel empowered to try some of these techniques yourself.