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Problematic Under Eyes: Concealing

Moisturise - Prime - Correct - Conceal - Set

Moisturise your face with your favourite face cream and apply an eye cream around your eye area. Using your ring finger, gently blend the cream in using a tapping motion. Eye creams are specifically targeted for the eye area as it is much more thinner and weaker than the rest of your face. I like to use Soap & Glory Puffy Eye Attack Turbo-Boost Hydragel (review will be up soon). You must allow the eye cream to dry before applying concealor so it doesn't look cakey.

Soap & Glory Puffy Eye Attack Turbo-Boost Hydragel 14ml
Boots £12.50

I prime my face using Laura Mercier Foundation Primer. I use a pea size amount all over my face and I gently blend the left over product around my eyes. A primer creates a smooth surface for your concealor and extends the lasting power. Alternatively, you could use an eyeshadow primer around your eyes such as the Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer 50ml
John Lewis £29.00

A corrector is used underneath a concealor to neautrilise and brighten the area. I use the Bobbi Brown Corrector in Dark Bisque. I apply it under my eyes using the Real Techniques Detailer Brush and gently blend it in with my fingers using a tapping motion- I use the left over product on my eyelids. 

Bobbi Brown Corrector 1.7g
John Lewis £19

To conceal, I use Nars Radiant Creamy Concealor in Caramel. This is my staple makeup item! I've gone through so many and it is like magic! It is very creamy, pigmented and super easy to blend. I apply it in an upside-down triangle shape under my eyes and blend it in using the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. It is a full coverage concealor and covers anything from scars to dark circles to blemishes. I can't fault it at all.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealor 
Selfridges £22

It is important to set your concealor to prevent transfers and a longer lasting wear. I use the Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder and pat it into the areas where I have concealed. A little goes a long way, you don't want to use too much and make the area look too powdery. This is an optional step- some people prefer not to set with powder as their eye area tends to be a little dry.


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