Ladies and gentlemen, I may have solved the world's greatest issue to date! No, it isn't the national debt crisis, but it does mean as much to me, and that is the creasing I'd constantly get with my concealer under my eyes. Grrrr!!!
I don't really wear a lot of makeup in the summer, except if I'm going somewhere fancy or have a photo shoot (that sounds fancy doesn't it). For my day-to-day, I tend to use a mineral foundation to even out my face, eye shadow and some mascara. But, I almost never not put on concealer under my eyes. You see, I am very self-conscious about my dark circles. You might look and think it isn't so bad. For me, it's all I notice. It's hereditary, no amount of sleep will make them go away (thanks dad). And there have been times when I've emerged makeup free and someone would look at me and ask, "You look tired, are you okay?" and my response is always, "No, I'm not tired, this is just my face. Thanks!"
I have watched several different videos on Youtube promising me the secrets revealed to anti-creasing. I'd try their tricks and inevitably, I'd be disappointed. Well, now that I have discovered my trick, I will be disappointed no more!
No makeup, indoor lighting, no filters.
This trick I'm about to share is so easy, I don't understand why no one has ever done it before. I have been using Mac's Studio Finish (full disclosure, it is a few years old, don't judge me) as my concealer. I've tried liquid as well, but feel like I need full coverage for under my eyes. Of course, the cream concealers crease more than liquid, although, I have experienced creasing with a liquid concealer as well.
What you'll need:
1. Small foundation brush
2. Cream concealer
3. Argan oil
4. Fluffy powder brush
5. Setting powder
I used a small foundation brush to apply the Mac Studio Finish concealer to under my eyes. I apply it just below and stop short at my cheeks. I'm going for a natural look, not contouring.
Now, for the trick! I dabbed a tiny amount of Argan oil over the concealer with my finger and blended it in. This helps the cream to distribute and settle into fine lines. I then applied a small amount of setting powder over the concealer/oil mix.
Finished face in daylight, no filter, no creasing!
Still no creasing after 8 hours.
Will you try adding some Argan oil to your concealer? Let me know the results in comments.
Scarlett is a business owner and lover of pretty things. She started this blog to share some of her witticisms and favorite things.