The dark circles and flaws beneath your eyes are a reminder of too many late nights or an extra glass of wine as you look in the mirror. One of the best methods to hide these defects and brighten your eyes, giving you a more rested, young appearance, is by using eye concealer.
Why Do Eye Concealers Use It?
When applied correctly, eye concealer can:
1. Hide dark circles, age spots, veins, scars, and hyperpigmentation around the eyes.
2. Reduce the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines.
3. Create an illusion of lifted, tighter, and rejuvenated under-eyes.
4. Provide a flawless base for eye makeup.
However, improper use of eye concealer can settle into fine lines, crease, or look cakey. To get the best results
· Select a product that is right for your skin type. Creamy, hydrating concealers work best for dry skin while oil-controlling versions are ideal for oily skin.
Choose a color that compliments your skin tone. Go one shade lighter if you have dark circles.
Apply with a concealer brush and blend thoroughly into your skin using small dabbing motions.
Add some pressed or loose powder to finish.
Check your reflection in natural lighting and reapply as needed.
With regular use, eye concealers can hide imperfections and boost your confidence to face the world. Choose the right product and technique, and no one will know your secret for bright, youthful-looking eyes.
How to Choose the Best Eye Concealer for Your Needs
To choose an effective eye concealer, you must first determine your specific needs and skin type.
Select a shade that closely matches your natural skin tone. Test the concealer on your jawline to find the right match before purchasing. For dark circles, choose a shade one to two tones lighter than your natural skin tone to help brighten the area. For age spots or blemishes, match as closely as possible to your natural tone.
Consider your skin type when determining formula. For normal to dry skin, a creamy formula works well as it helps hydrate while concealing. For oily skin, look for oil-controlling or matte formulas. Stick concealers work for all skin types but may feel heavy for some. Liquid and cream concealers typically offer buildable coverage, while sticks and cakes often provide full coverage.
Light or sheer coverage is suitable for minor imperfections. Medium coverage works for most needs, including dark spots and age spots. Full coverage is best for covering tattoos, birthmarks, scars or severe dark circles. Buildable coverage means you can apply in layers to achieve your desired level of coverage.
Some concealers offer added benefits like SPF for sun protection, vitamin E for hydration or salicylic acid for oil control. Consider your needs and how the concealer will be used to determine if any added benefits are useful.
Tips for Applying and Blending Eye Concealer Flawlessly
To apply eye concealer flawlessly, follow these pro tips:
Choose the Right Formula
Select an eye concealer formula based on your skin type and needs. For dry skin, choose a creamy concealer. For oily skin, pick a lightweight liquid concealer. For severe under eye circles, use a highly pigmented concealer that matches your skin tone. For mature skin, look for a concealer containing hyaluronic acid or vitamin C to hydrate and brighten the delicate under eye area.
Apply in a Triangle Shape
Apply small dots of concealer in an upside down triangle shape under your eyes, starting from the inner corner of your eye and ending at the outer corner. Add a dot on the sides of the nose to conceal any darkness there. Use your ring finger to gently pat and blend the concealer into your skin using small, light tapping motions. Do not rub harshly, as this can cause the concealer to settle into fine lines.
Set with Powder
Lightly dust some loose or pressed powder over the concealer to set it and prevent creasing. Use a powder that is one shade lighter than your natural skin tone to brighten the under eye area. Reapply as needed to keep your under eyes looking refreshed.
Allow the concealer to dry for a minute before applying powder. This allows it to adhere better to the skin.
Following these tips will help you achieve a flawless under eye area and keep your eye concealer looking natural all day long. With regular practice, applying eye concealer will become second nature.
To cover your dark circles or other imperfections, you need to find an eye concealer shade that closely matches your natural skin tone. Apply it with a fluffy concealer brush, dabbing it on gently and blending it in thoroughly so it looks natural. Set the concealer with some powder to increase its longevity. With regular use of a quality concealer and by getting plenty of sleep and drinking enough water, you can achieve bright, refreshed looking eyes every day. Eye concealer is a staple cosmetic product no makeup kit should be without. Follow these tips and you’ll be applying it like a pro in no time. Your eyes will thank you!