Under Eye Concealing
- Choose a brightening concealer as the main aim is to brighten around the eye area and cover dark circles and any puffiness.
- Use a peach or pink-based concealer to counteract the blue tones of your dark eye circles and buy one that is a shade or two lighter than your skin tone.
- Use a concealer that’s oil-based for under your eyes because you want to keep the delicate skin in this area hydrated and moisturised. This will also help to prevent creasing.
- Apply a little eye primer underneath the eye area awell as on your lid. The main purpose of an eye primer is to prevent eyeshadows from creasing so if you have fine lines the primer will help stop the concealer sitting in them. Apply a small amount and make sure it is well absorbed.
- Apply your brightening concealer by dotting it in a line at the inner corner (the inside of the bridge of your nose) in a vertical line and working it only on the dark areas that need concealing. This prevents the concealer from looking cakey and will stop it sitting in any fine lines. (check out the diagram above). Only apply concealer the whole way underneath your eye (from inner to outer corner) IF REALLY NEEDED. Then using a fluffy brush or your finger buff/blend the product into the area so there are no harsh lines.
- Get a tissue and separate it into two. Then press the separated sheet on the area you concealed really gently to absorb any excess oils that may be on the skin.
- Set with a small amount of powder. You don't need to apply a huge amount otherwise it will cake underneath your eyes.
- Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
- Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer
- Bobbi Brown Corrector (Light Peach)
- Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
- Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector EyeRoll On
- If you want to cover a blemish that is raised and red you can apply a green based concealer first to neutrise the redness.
- Always match your concealer to your foundation when concealing blemishes/spots.
- I always start out with a light base and conceal any blemishes afterwards. If you suffer with acne or have alot of red spots you can buy foundations that will help i.e. Clinique Redness Solution Foundation
- If you have already popped the blemish make sure to moisturise the area well to prevent it drying out and becoming flaky.
- Apply your primer & foundation. I like to apply a thin base all over the skin and cover any blemishes with a good concealer afterwards.
- Using a fluffy eyeshadow brush apply a small amount of concealer to the blemish. Don't brush across but instead dab the concealer onto the little monster. Focus only on the blemish.
- After you are finished concealing you can blend out the edges but try not to touch the actual spot. Sometimes using a very small precise brush to apply the concealer makes this alot easier.
- The secret to making your skin look flawless is buffing and blending. It may take a little time but it will be worth it in the end.
- Press a small amount of powder using a sponge/puff over the blemish/spots. Then using a brush dust powder over the rest of the face to set all your foundation.
- One of my all time favourite makeup artists Lisa Eldridge has a brilliant video tutorial on YouTube. Here is the link if you want to have a look - She is truly amazing.
- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
- Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer
- Vichy DermaBlend (This stuff is available in an amazing full coverage foundation and concealer for those with acne or really bad blemishes).
- I recommend using an oil-free cream concealer, which will provide heavier coverage
- Like blemishes you can use a green based primer/foundation or concealer
- After applying your foundation use your ring finger to pat and blend the concealer into the crease around the nose.
- Blend out with a sponge ( I love the Real Techniques one which has a tapered edge which makes it great for getting into creases) or a fluffy brush.
- Set with a small amount of powder.
- Catrice Camouflage Cream Concealer
- MAC Studio Fix Concealer
- Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
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