If ever makeup had a flagship purpose, it would be to cover up bags and dark circles under your eyes. This one nifty trick, when done right, can lead to radical before-and-after makeup transformations. What’s disturbing though is that even after all that makeup application in pursuit of a seamless finish, undereye concealer has a tendency not to stay put for the rest of the day.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Look at your top-notch celebs: do you see them walking around with melted, messy, creased, cracked or fading undereye makeup at a red carpet do? Just the images of those perfectly made up celebs (under intense lights we might add) should give you the confidence to believe that there’s a way to set your undereye concealer properly. Read on, we’ve got you covered, girls.
Even before you think of makeup, you need to do good by your skin. It needs to be hydrated and moisturised before you apply foundation. This is, unfortunately, the one step that many women overlook. Likewise, when applying undereye concealer, you should pay particular attention to moisturising your undereye area with a good eye cream first.
Cover like a pro
Apply a long-lasting, top-notch concealer like Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Full-Coverage Concealer. Much like its name, the All Nighter Concealer pretty much hides anything. We can’t stop raving about this flawless matte coverage that stays with you until the break of dawn.
Perfect the gaze
Take your cover-up skills to the next level by mastering ‘the gaze’ with the art of contouring. For best results, accentuate your cover-up with Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Face Highlighter Pen, to rock the very best natural-looking facial contouring.
While you’re at it, add Maybelline Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder in Translucent. This micro-fine translucent powder works ever so gently to leave your skin smooth and downright flawless. We can’t quite describe it, but we love the somewhat soft-focus matte effect. It just takes your look to a whole new level.
With the right products, you don't have to accept creases, wrinkles and messed up effects on your undereye. You can have the finishing touches and confidence of a professional model and eliminate non-stop touch-ups so that you can focus on strutting your stuff and having fun.