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Sep 14, 2017

How to Apply Crease-Free Under Eye Concealer

Mary Kay customer applying concealer

Undereye concealer always seems to possess a particular challenge no matter the season. During the summer it practically melts off your face and in winter it settles into lines looking dry and flaky. But keeping your dark circles from your late night Netflix binge under wraps doesn’t have to be a constant battle. You just need the right tricks and equipment in your beauty arsenal to maintain a fresh appearance. Follow these few steps to get the most from your concealer.

Step 1: Prep your Skin

The first step to keeping your concealer looking flawless all-day is, of course, skin care. The skin under your eyes is very delicate and prone to dehydration. To maintain ideal hydration levels prep your skin with an eye cream. Use each night before bed and 15 minutes before applying your makeup. During the summer use a lightweight hydrating eye cream and when the temperatures drop switch your nightly cream to a heavier version. (But continue to use the light moisturizer in the mornings.)

Step 2: Choosing the Right Concealer

After waiting 15 minutes for your eye cream to fully absorb gently apply your concealer. I suggest using a light formula (instead of a thick putty) that is slightly lighter than your natural skin tone. If you use a concealer more than one or two shades light will leave you looking like a reverse raccoon.

Try a concealer with a touch of soft peach tones to help balance your dark circles and achieve a well-rested flawless look.

Step 3: Apply Concealer

When applying your concealer think of your eye as the sun and lightly paint concealer sun rays under your eyes. Then use your ring finger or blending sponge to gently blend and smooth out the dashes in taps to avoid an unattractive streaky effect.

If you suffer from oily skin like me, you probably find your concealer hanging on for dear life by midday (or in my case mid-morning), try setting the concealer with a touch of loose translucent powder. Or try applying eyeshadow primer before applying your concealer.

Step 4: Concealer Insurance

If you know you're in for a longer than usual day substitute your morning eye cream for eyeshadow primer. (word to the wise: a little goes a llooooonnnngggg way) No matter what your age if you are using too much powder under your eyes it will accent the fine lines and make you appear older. But when your use eyeshadow primer your product will stay put and create a smooth, youthful texture. Try and apply 15 minutes before concealer, so it has time to set.

What Not to Do:

During the day if you find your concealer trying to make a break for it don’t layer on more makeup it will leave you looking cakey and accent your undereye bags in a poor light. Instead, try using blotting paper to soak up the excess makeup and oil.

What are your best concealer tips?

Your clients consider you their personal guiding light into the convoluted world of makeup. Impress even your long time makeup wearers with these nifty tricks and be sure to read our past beauty blogs for more tools of the trade.

Did you enjoy this blog or find it helpful for combatting the eternal battle against creasing concealer? Comment below with your best concealer tips and tricks! For more beauty tips, visit UnitWise.com. Are you a consultant, director, or NSD’s, who wants to expand her brand, email us today at heroes (at) unitwise.com, subject line: “Makeup Guru” for a chance to collaborate! We look forward to hearing from you!

To the Fabulous Ladies of MK:

Your clients consider you their personal guiding light into the convoluted world of makeup. Impress even your long time makeup wearers with these nifty tricks and be sure to read our past beauty blogs for more tools of the trade.

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