One of the most commonly asked questions and concerns I get asked from my clients are “how do I conceal and correct my under eye area?”
We all struggle with our under eye area whether it’s discolouration, dark circles, puffiness and / or under eye aging ( fine lines / crepey skin). It’s important to get the right products, the right amount and learn how to apply them properly.
One key tip is to ALWAYS use your ring finger and only apply light pressure when you are working with undereye skin. The skin on this area of your face is extremely delicate and should be handled with love! You can also use your beauty blender, regular or mini and again make sure to bounce and only use very light pressure and press gently into the skin.
As a professional makeup artist working in the industry for years, one common mistake I see is over applying concealer and powder for under eye correcting. When you over apply and set with powder, fine lines can become more prominent and can age anyone very quickly. The goal for under eye correcting is to highlight that area and make it appear brighter.
Another important factor is skin care and how you are taking care of your skin. The under eye should be treated regularly and the better your skin care regime is, the better your makeup will appear.
One of my current favourites for undereye skin care is something I am regularly using and love.
An anti-wrinkle eye cream to fight the appearance of crow’s feet, dark circles, and puffiness. This is my go to for eye cream and I have noticed a big difference from using this eye cream regularly and loving the results.
Another amazing product that is perfect before makeup application and something I always have in my makeup kit is the MONAT 30 second Miracle Instant Perfector.
This magic gem gives you a temporary quick-fix that instantly tightens and smooths the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines, puffiness, and wrinkles for a refreshed, youthful appearance that lasts for hours.
I have been amazed by how this product works if you are looking to smooth out those fine lines, the results have been incredible for my clientele.
I also love eye gels and my current favourite is the Arbonne RE9 Advanced Prepwork Gel Eye Masks.
These gels are something I use regularly in the morning and definitely something I have in my makeup kit ready to go for my early morning clients and especially for my bridal parties. These cooling and soothing under eye mask patches deliver a surge of hydration that revitalizes tired and puffy looking eyes in a flash so you can face the day.
Now that we have covered a few skin care options, here are my favourite picks for under eye correctors and concealers.
This product is a two in one, the corrector on the top and concealer on the bottom. The coverage is incredible and when placed properly doesn’t sink into fine lines. This is a top favourite of mine and everyone who tries it is hooked on the results. A definite must have!
I love this product, it creates a veil on the skin and leaves skin looking like skin rather than caked on. This is multi use, lightweight liquid concealer formula that melts with your skin to easily veil under eye and face concerns. It’s a build able coverage with no powder needed!
A staple in my makeup kit.
I love that this concealer is waterproof! It delivers highly pigmented, long-lasting coverage that won’t crease or crack. The shade collection is incredible and is available in 24 true to skin shades. That’s a huge bonus when looking for the right concealer.
If you are looking for full coverage concealer, this is it!
Creates a full coverage application and lasts for 16 hrs of flawless wear!
Crease-proof formula won’t cake or settle and a special tape technology helps smooth & blur appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. This is a great concealer to add to your makeup collection.
I love the shade collection of this brightener and that it’s, crease, humidity and sweat resistant!
It not only brightens and conceals but hydrates the skin as well. I love the “no makeup” makeup look and this is a sheer buildable coverage – perfect for undereye.
Treat your undereye circles naturally with this corrector. This super concentrated formula revives tired looking eyes and combats the appearance of dark spots.
A great product from a cruelty free beauty line.
As a makeup artist, I work with so many amazing clients. What I do know is that one size doesn’t fit all. I wanted to create a list of products for you that I have seen the best results from, I hope this helps!