To erase undereye circles, darkness or puffiness, try a brightener or illuminator to diffuse and reflect light. (ex: YSL Touche Eclat)
For imperfections like breakouts, scars and sunspots, look for a cream concealer in an exact skin match. (ex: MAC Studio Finish)
When using cream concealer for maximum coverage, don’t use your fingers because it will deposit natural oils and thin out the coverage. Instead, pat it on with a synthetic-bristle concealer brush then blend the edges.
To camouflage redness often caused by rosacea or acne, use a green corrective concealer. To cover blue or purple under the eyes or over veins, use a peach corrective concealer.
Always use a primer first if applying concealer to an area with fine lines or wrinkles. Otherwise, over time the concealer will settle into the skin and draw more attention to the pesky folds.
You can also apply cream concealer to lids as an eye base and to lips to neutralize the natural liptone before applying color to get a true shade payoff. I always do this to get the exact lip color and it also makes the color go on smoother.
Urban Decay released the Naked 2 palette. I receive an e-mail this morning about it and it’s already sold out. It does look pretty awesome thought, great for day and to do smokey looks.
Until next time,