Top 6 Rules for Applying Concealer Round Your Eyes
If you are looking for the perfect coverage around your eye area, follow our 5 tips and tricks. Whether it’s because you have dark circles, skin pigmentation or simply want great coverage keep reading. We have put together all the information you need into the ultimate guide so that you can achieve the perfect coverage each and every time.
1. Prep & Prime
When it comes to creating the perfect base you need to prep and prime the eye area. Start by applying a small amount of concealer to your face. Select a primer that works well with your skin, for example if you have dry skin why not opt for a hydrating formula? If you have more oily skin select a matte primer.
2. Colour Corrector
If you suffer from dark circles or skin pigmentation then you should try a colour correcting concealer. There is many colours to choose from so select a shade that will help cover whatever your problem is! Okay, sounds great but what colour corrector do I need?
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)
3. Go easy with the concealer
There is no need to go crazy with the concealer. It is all about apply just the right amount, in this case less is more. Not only will this help you achieve the perfect under eye look, but it will also save you some coin since you are using less. So, how do I know what the perfect amount is? Grab you favourite concealer and draw a ‘C’ shape. Start from the inner corner or your eye and create the ‘C’ shape following up to the outer corner of your eyes. If you feel you may need more coverage, go ahead and apply more it’s always best to apply too little and add more than apply too much.
4. Use the Right Tools; brush, sponge or fingers
When applying a colour correcting concealer we recommend you use a small blending brush for a precise application. It is important you don’t go overboard with this and only use what you need as it will result in you needing to spend more time trying to cover the colour of the corrector. Make sure you always blend out the colour corrector so you can achieve an even and airbrushed finish.
When applying the concealer it is a personal choice whether you want to use a sponge or a brush. We recommend you use a sponge as this will give you the most airbrush affect. However, if you are focusing on a high coverage finish, go ahead a use a brush to blend it out.
When setting the concealer we recommend you use a sponge if using loose powder. This is because it will give you better coverage which will make your concealer last all day. If you are using a pressed powder go ahead and use a large fluffy brush to apply.
However, if brushes and sponges aren’t your thing your fingers can do just the trick.
5. Blend It Out
This is super important if you want a flawless and airbrushed result. If you are using a colour corrector it is important to blend it out well otherwise you may still be able to see it when you have finished your makeup. You should always be careful around your eye area so keep the blending gentle. We recommend you use a tapping action rather than any other technique to blend.
6. Set It with Powder but don’t go crazy!
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!
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!
How to Apply False Eyelashes like a Pro
Step One: Remove Lash Envy Beauty Lashes from Box
Carefully remove the false eyelashes from the tray with a pair of tweezers or our Lash Envy Beauty Applicator tweezers. Hold the lashes from the false eyelash band. Alternatively, you could use your fingers to gently remove your Lash Envy Beauty lashes. It’s whatever method you find easiest.
Step Two: Lash Fitting
Place the lash strip across your natural lash line. Decide if the lashes are too long for your eye shape or not. If so, you will need to trim the false eyelashes to fit. With a pair of scissors, carefully cut off the excess that is longer than your lash line. This step is very important as it is this part that will ensure your lashes look perfect for your eye shape. If the lash strip is longer than your natural lash line, the falsies will not sit properly on your eyelid and therefore they will look unbalanced!
Step Three: Apply Lash Adhesive
Apply a thin layer of lash glue along the lash strip. It is important that you wait 20 – 30 seconds before applying as this allows time for the glue to become tacky. When the glue is tacky, your falsies will stick properly. If the glue is to wet, it will be harder to apply as it will slip around everywhere! Tacky glue also means better, cleaner and easier application!
Extra tip: Never use cheap or unbranded glue. It is likely to be unsuitable for use around eyes and could irritate or burn your eyes! We suggest sticking to brands such as Duo glue.
Step Four: Lash On!
Gently place the lash strip on the center base of your natural lash line. Then continue to the inner and outer base of your natural lash line. We recommend using the Lash Envy Beauty Applicator Tool to make it a simple and mess free process. Slightly press along the lashes to stick them as close to your natural lash line as possible. The closer you get, the more seamless the lashes will look!
Extra tip: When placing your falsies onto your natural lash line, position the false eyelashes coming down onto your lash line. This makes sure the lashes sit properly and won’t hang downwards.
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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