A Crease-Free Concealer Routine

Monday, March 12, 2018

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I don’t mind reapplying lipstick or powdering/blotting my t-zone throughout the day. What grates on me the most is after going to all the effort to put together a beautiful makeup look only to find that my concealer has creased or caked up within an hour or so, making me look haggard and worn out regardless of all other makeup on my face. So finding the right concealers, application and setting techniques and tools is of the utmost importance.

My under-eye area is mostly dry, slightly textured and thanks to my eyeballs, have deep set lines going all the way across. Thankfully I have found a method that actually works to stop concealer settling into those deep lines, and that doesn’t crease up or look cakey even after a good few hours. What more could a girl ask for eh?



Firstly I need all the hydration I can get in the area so I layer a light-weight eye cream over an eye serum to ensure any makeup I place on top won’t immediately look awful. If I am using a hydrating primer, I make sure to take it right up to my lower lash line too.

Next onto concealer and I find that applying too much product is problematic as it settles right into the lines under my eyes and looks really cakey. So starting with a smaller amount of product is really important. I’m currently loving the new Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer | £4 for a lighter, more natural looking coverage perfect for everyday makeup. And of course I still enjoy NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer | £24 which gives a little more coverage and isn’t as drying as you’d expect from a pot concealer.

I take a small amount of concealer and dab it under my eyes and use a damp Real Techniques Miracle Mini Eraser Sponge | £5.99 to blend it out going up towards my temples and down towards my cheeks to make sure it’s not a stark bit of brightness but rather more blended. These sponges really are the make or break for concealer application for me now and when I don’t use them my concealer always looks wrong. They remove any excess product and give an even application of product.

They also come in most useful when it comes to setting concealer under my eyes too.You want to be quick with setting the concealer if you have deep set eye socket lines like me because if you wait too long the concealer will find a way to sit in the fold of the skin and it looks most unflattering. For a long time I used a brush and pressed powder and couldn’t understand why my concealer kept creasing. My makeup would look good but only for a short time.

Enter Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder | £13.50 which is known the world over for being an excellent brightening powder that sets concealer really well. What I didn’t realise for a long time was that the trick to flawless, crease-free concealer that lasts throughout the day is a loose powder rather than a pressed powder. So I take the used damp mini sponge and apply a little of this powder right on top of the concealer. Again, applying too much of this powder can leave an obvious yellow tinge and dry out the area also which is not what we want. A small amount patted into place gives a smooth finish for that flawless, crease-free under eye concealer I have always yearned for.



So there you have my method to ensure my concealer looks smooth and flawless all day. What tips and tricks do you have or use to get crease-free concealer? I'd love to know...




Sal xxx
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