Concealer is a must-have in your makeup kitty to fake eight hours of sleep or hide dark circles and blemishes. But sometimes, even the best of concealers can start cracking and creasing within two hours of application, making the undereye look messy and drawing more attention to the problem area. But here are some simple steps you can take to keep your concealer look flawless all day. Read to find out more:
To get a perfectly smooth finish, hydration is of utmost importance. Start with a good undereye cream that moisturises the area around the eyes. Hydrated skin minimises fine lines and wrinkles too.
2. Pick the right formula
Getting the right formula will ensure good coverage and long-lasting effect. It’s important to choose a product that works best for your skin type. For undereye, a peach-based liquid foundation works best. Stay away from yellow-based concealer as it will make the blue hue under your eyes look dull and pale. Anything that’s too thin or too dry can cause creasing.
3. Use your fingers to blend
While there a lot of concealer brushes and sponges in the market, if you want flawless application, using your fingers is your best bet. Blending the concealer using finger helps the product melt into the skin instead of just sitting on top of the skin. Pro tip: Rub your hands together to warm up your fingers for better application.
4. Stretch your skin gently
The biggest mistake people make is applying concealer over fine lines. To get an even finish, look up and lightly stretch your skin to create a flat canvas. Make sure you’re super gentle, as the skin around your eyes are very delicate and tugging too hard can contribute to fine lines.
5. Layer up
A common mistake to cover dark circles is slathering heaps of concealer under the eyes. This causes creasing and gives a cakey appearance. Even if your undereye calls for full coverage, a good trick is to use concealer in layers. Start with your undereye cream, top with a sheer liquid concealer, apply your foundation and once your base is set, follow with a full-coverage corrector and concealer.
6. Set it
Seal the deal with dusting a thick layer of setting powder over your undereye concealer. Allow it to settle and dust off the excess powder. If you’re pressed for time, gently press setting power with a flat brush.