How To | Stop Your Concealer From CreasingFriday, July 10, 2015
Long time no talk! Sorry about that! I had a lot going on in my personal life and my mom got married so I was ridiculously busy! I missed you guys while I was gone so I can't wait to get back into the swing of things! Today I wanted to share one of favourite makeup tricks that has never done me wrong.
I am a huge concealer junkie and it is a massive part of my daily routine, especially when it comes to highlighting my under-eyes. I am firm believer in using a light concealer under the eyes to lift and highlight the face but we all know that it can turn into a bit of a crease filled mess. Simply setting the concealer with a bit of powder wasn't really cutting it for me anymore so a few months ago I decided to do some research and I think I found the answer!
My method is very simple and absolutely anyone can do it. It does require a bit more time than you might be used to but it really works and I have tested it on a couple of my friends and even my mom! You only need a couple of products and you can use whatever works the best for you because the magic is all in the way you apply it. You will need:
- a liquid based concealer
- a dense, tapered synthetic brush or beauty blender
- loose translucent powder
- powder puff or beauty blender
- big fluffy brush
In my case I am using the Maybelline Master Conceal Camouflaging Concealer in fair, the Morphe G2 Brush, the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder, a powder puff and the Real Techniques Powder Brush.
You want to start with all of your products prepared and ready to grab so lay out your tools and dispense a decent amount of loose powder into the lid with the puff over top.
1. Start by applying the concealer under your eyes in whatever manner you prefer, I like to apply it in a V shape, going down the side of my nose and up to the edge of my eyebrow. Just lay the concealer down but don't spread it around too much. Instead of patting or swiping the concealer around to create the shape you want, they key is to press it into your skin. Slowly use your ring finger and roll it to press the concealer in.
2. Once you have the basic shape set out, switch to your brush or beauty blender. Use this to gently press the concealer into the skin. The brush or sponge will pick up any excess product while blending it out until you can't see where the concealer starts and stops. It is so important to remember to press the product into the skin because that motion is helping the concealer to melt into your skin.
3. If you are applying any other liquid or cream products, it is important to do it before this step. Now load up your puff or sponge with the translucent powder. You want to get quite a lot of powder onto the puff. This part can be a bit tricky but using your other hand pick up your brush and while looking up, use the brush to press the concealer into the skin once more.
4. Without looking down bring the puff up and in a pressing motion place the powder over the entire area that you covered in concealer. It's important to keep looking up while you press the powder into the skin because you are creating a smooth surface for the powder to set. If you are looking down, the powder will form to the natural creases under your eye but when looking up there are no creases and they will stay that way once set.
5. Once you have placed all of the powder under your eye, you can look down and now you will wait. This part is key, letting the powder sit will allow it to sink into the skin and become one with the other products beneath it. You can let it sit for a minute or if you want to "bake" or "cook" your concealer you can let it sit for around 5 minutes. When times up simply wipe away any excess left over with your fluffy brush.
And thats it! Take a second to look at the difference it makes, you eyes will appear brighter and wide awake and you will be crease free! This method should really prolong the wear of your concealer and the foundation underneath, since I started doing this everyday my makeup has lasted longer than ever before. My last tip is to spray your face with Fix+ or setting spray to make the products meld together and look more dewy and natural.
I hope you enjoyed this post and found this information helpful! Let me know if you did or what your concealer tricks are!