How to Prevent Under-Eye Concealer from Creasing
Okay, you have applied all your makeup but you notice that the concealer under your eyes is beginning to crease… is there anything worse when it comes to makeup? Yes, it is possible to prevent those pesky creases with a few little tips and tricks. We have got your back that is why we have put together the ultimate complete step by step guide to eliminate this problem! Simply follow our guide and kiss goodbye to the concealer creasing under your eyes.
First Things First, Use the Right Tools & Brushes
When it comes to apply colour correcting concealer, we suggest you use a small blending brush for the best coverage. You want to be careful when applying the colour correcting concealer as it is easy to go a little overboard which will lead to you having to apply a lot more concealer to hide the colour of the corrector! We suggest when you are applying the concealer to use a sponge as this will give you the most air brushed affect. When you apply the loose powder, we suggest you should use either a powder puff or a sponge as this give the best coverage since you can really press the powder in. When applying the pressed powder, use a larger brush to sweep the excess loose powder off and to press in the pressed powder.
Prep with Eye Cream / Moisturiser
It is always good to prep your eye area before going in with any makeup products, especially powders. For the best results, your under eye area needs to be hydrated and moisturised to avoid any dry patches. It is also great to prep with eye cream or moisturiser as this will help to prevent wrinkles and dark bags under your eyes as you age. It is a win-win situation so pop on some eye cream or moisturiser!
Don’t Apply Concealer Too Close to Your Eyes
It might sound like a great idea but you should avoid applying concealer so close to your eyes. Firstly, the closer to your eyes you apply it, the quicker it will begin to crease. Instead apply the concealer lower down a carefully blend it further up, this will avoid creasing. Secondly, apply the concealer so close to your eyes may result in excess products getting into your eyelashes and your eyes which will cause irritation (not cute).
Choose the Right Concealer for You
If you tend to apply a lot of concealer, you are probably best using a high coverage concealer so you don’t have to keep applying more and more to get the same effect. High coverage concealers can be light weight so it is best to look around to find the perfect concealer for you. If you want a concealer that is light coverage yet you have dark circles or bags, pop on some colour correcting concealer prior to adding a concealer that matches your skin tone. If your eyes are feeling tired or you struggle from bags or dark circles under your eyes, colour correcting concealer is your BFF. Why not try a colour correcting concealer such as a yellow concealer to block out any discoloration? There is also many other shades such as green, yellow and purple that work a treat!
What colour corrector is best for me?
Green: Hides redness and blemishes
Purple: Eliminates yellow tones in cool skin
Pink: Balances blue tones on cools skin (perfect for hiding veins)
Orange: Balances out blue tones on warmer skin
Yellow: Hides dark or purple tones (such as dark circles under eyes)
Don’t Go Crazy with Concealer
You don’t want to apply too much concealer to your under eye as this will defiantly cause creasing. Apply smaller amounts by popping the concealer on in a dotting motion and blend out using a sponge. If you feel you need more coverage apply a little more or opt for a higher coverage concealer. If you find that you normally apply a lot of concealer to hide dark circles or discoloration, why not try colour correcting concealers?
Set It with Powder but don’t go overboard!
Yes applying powder on top of your under eye concealer is super important if you want those creases to stay at bay! Sometimes it seems like a genius idea it keep packing on the powder, however when it comes to powder under your eyes less is more! Not only are you preventing creasing with less powder but it will also save you some coin since your powder will last you longer! It also comes down to the type of powder you are using, we recommend you use a loose powder to set your under eye. It is up to you if you want to use either a translucent powder or one to match your under eyes.
- Apply a small amount of loose powder (either a matching shade or translucent).
- Once you have applied a small amount to your under eyes and the area is covered by the translucent powder, let it bake for a sort while (around 3 – 5 minutes) for maximum long lasting results.
- After you have left the powder to bake, grab a brush and set over the powder using a pressed powder… yes you read that right, powder on powder! Pat the pressed powder and swipe of any excess loose powder.
Highlight With Concealer
Instead of using a regular powdered highlighter select a cream based one or some concealer! Apply the concealer just under the brow bone to clean up your brows and pull everything into place. This will also lift up your brows so it’s a win-win situation!
When it comes to mascara, the right formula for you combined with a good technique will make the world of a difference! We have everything you will ever need to know to become a pro at mascara…
Step One: Choose the Best Formula for You
There is no ‘best’ mascara, of course there are good and bad ones but it’s all about what works best for you and gives the best results. Before purchasing a mascara, decide whether you want waterproof or regular as well as the colour; ultra-black, black or brown, if you’re feeling adventurous why not try a coloured one. The colour you decide on depends on the look you’re going for, ultra-black is the most impactful and dramatic, whilst a brown will give you the benefits of mascara but will keep things looking more natural. You should also keep in mind and ask yourself the question of ‘what do I want from my mascara?’ If you are looking to lengthen your lashes then opt for a lengthening mascara. There are plenty of options such as volume, lengthening, long lasting, 24 hour etc. A top tip is to check the wand the mascara comes in, different wand types will give you different results; a thicker wand will give you more volume whilst a thinner wand will give you more length.
Step Two: Wipe Off the Excess Mascara before Applying
Be sure the wipe any excess mascara off the brush before applying. If you don’t do this then you run the risk of clumpy lashes. However, for some this is the look they are going for so stack up them layers!
Step Three: Apply Mascara to the Lash Root
When it comes to application you want to make the most out of the mascara. It’s always best to start working from the root and towards the end of your lashes. By applying mascara to the root, this gives the appearance of fuller, thicker lashes! Keep repeating this step until you are happy with the amount of volume you’ve achieved. You can also use this method on your bottom eyelashes.
Step Four: The “Out-Up-In” Method
This method makes sure your lashes don’t all clump together and ensures they are more spaced out like your own lashes are. To use the ‘out-up-in’ method start at the outer corner of you eye, apply the mascara at an angle. This will pull the eyelashes up and out helping them appearing much longer. Next, move to the centre of your eye and pull the lashes up and move onto the lashes in your inner corner and pull them in. If you feel you need to be more precise in the inner corner then why not use the tip of the mascara wand?
Step Five: Apply Mascara to Your Bottom Lashes
Use the same technique as you did on your upper lashes, but this time on your bottom lashes. We recommend you use a thinner mascara wand for this as it will help you be more precise and prevent you from getting on your under eye. If you find this hard to do without getting mascara everywhere apply some cello tape underneath your eye or hold a piece of card there. This will prevent mascara getting on your skin and will go on the cello tape or card instead.
Step Six: Finishing Touches
Now that you have applied the mascara properly, you may want to use an eyelash curler or pop on a pair of your favourite false eyelashes. We recommend the Luxury 3D Mink or Faux Mink (vegan) lashes.
No makeup look is complete without a pair of your favourite false eyelashes! Whether you are going for a natural look or full glam, there is a perfect pair for all occasions. We highly recommend the ‘Tease’ synthetic lashes since they are more natural and have a clear band. The clear band will help to make the false eyelashes look like your own eyelashes, but the best part is they are only £3.95 a pair!
We have a wide range of different styles and materials to make sure we can match everyone’s lash needs!
Luxury 3D Mink Lashes – can be worn 20 – 25 wears if looked after
Luxury 3D Faux Mink Lashes – vegan and can be worn 20 – 25 wears if looked after
Luxury 3D Faux Mink Multi Packs – vegan, three pairs of lashes and can be worn 20 – 25 wears if looked after
Synthetic Lashes – vegan and can be worn up to 20 wears if looked after.
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