This concealer technique really changed how makeup looks on my skin. After I turned 35, so many of my favorite products and techniques that I tried just didn’t flatter my skin anymore.
After switching to this concealer technique, my makeup looks brighter and fresh again!
This application style has been my “secret weapon” on clients, tested and perfected over the past few years. I’ve never shared it before, but couldn’t keep it to myself any longer. The whole point of my blog and channel is to help you look and feel your best, so here we go!
I highly recommend watching the video below first, then read all the steps. I think it’s clearer and easier to understand this way.
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H I T P L A Y
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g i r l g e t g l a m o r o u s C O N C E A L E R T E C H N I Q U E
1 | Skin Prep
I now use either a jade roller for quick lymphatic drainage (gets rid of retained water in the face) or the ZIIP Beauty device for both drainage and long term skincare benefits.
I’ve found that even just a few quick rolls on each side really wakes up my eyes. I tend to use the jade roller when I’m in a rush and the ZIIP device when I have a little time (I use it while I’m checking emails) or it’s a big event.
2 | Hydrate
A hydrated under eye area looks so much brighter and holds onto product better.
I love and use this DHC one.
Hydrating eye cream is essential for a concealer base it helps prevent concealer from clinging to dry patches. It also helps minimize any fine lines.
Shop | eye cream
3 | Correct
I actually did a whole post on the Becca corrector. In short, it’s amazing because it corrects the blueish purple tones at the inner corner and under eye area.
I use so much less concealer because I’m not piling on three layers to get rid of dark circles.
It is a key step in making my concealer look better and my skin look smoother.
Less product = more natural looking finish for me.
Shop | dark circle corrector
4 | Conceal
The biggest changes I made to my concealer routine are:
Placement | I keep the product placement limited to my inner corner to my mid-eye.
I don’t apply any product past the middle of my eye, I only blend what’s already applied at my inner eye outward towards the outside of my eye.
This prevents concealer from settling into fine lines on the outer corners of my eyes.
Quantity | I use the smallest possible amount of product I can, blend it out, then add more as needed.
These light layers help prevent creasing and product settling into fine lines.
The video (only 8 minutes long) goes into depth for both of these tips.
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5 | Setting
This is another area where a simple switch has made a huge difference!
Instead of putting a ton of powder over the blended concealer (a.k.a. “baking”), I use setting spray, spritzed directly into my blender, squished in, and then set my concealer by bouncing the blender into my skin.
Watch the video if you want to see the bounce technique up close!
Then after using spray, if I still need a bit more setting, I’ll ever-so-lightly dust a soft-finish setting powder over the triangle.
Using the spray first eliminates the need for a ton of powder and gives your concealer and skin an overall softer appearance.
Here is the video one more time. I can’t believe how much smoother and fresher the skin around my eyes looks with this technique.
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P I N N O W | R E A D L A T E R
That’s it! I should also mention, this concealer technique works no matter what order you do your makeup in.
I generally do my concealer first, then eye makeup, then the rest of my face. But you can do concealer after foundation and this technique will still work perfectly!
S H O P | (products listed in order used)
My exact jade roller | ZIIP Beauty Device | Eye Cream | Beauty Blender Pro | Becca BackLight Priming (for face) | Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (I’m shade 4.25) | Becca Corrector (for under eyes) | Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer | Surratt Beauty Concealer Palette (I’m shade 2) | Setting Spray | Wayne Goss Powder Brush | Hourglass Setting Powder | Lashes girlgetglamorousHAIR “Double Tapped” | Nail Polish – shade “Desert Suede” | Lashes girlgetglamorousHAIR “Double Tapped”
R E A D M O R E |
- My Favorite 9 Concealers for Dry + Mature Skin
- How To Hide Dark Under Eye Circles
- The Best Eye Cream (You’ve Never Heard Of + It’s Affordable!)
- My Top Beauty Products of 2018
- My Favorite Six Foundations (at every price!)
- The Best Gentle + Effective Makeup Remover
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