If there is one huge makeup mistake women make, it is to NOT use concealer. Everyone out of high school age could probably use a tad bit of concealer to make a huge difference in the way their skin looks. It hides a plethora of sins (long night out, too much bubbly, you get it), lack of sleep (thank you children), lack of coffee, stress (thank you work!), etc. Concealer is the easiest way to fudge a good nights sleep and shave a few years off. If you can hide those under eye bags, then it immediately takes your look up a notch.
Speaking of skin, you should see the ultimate skin perfection on the models at Tracy Reese on the runway for her Spring 2012 collection. This fresh faced look was thanks to makeup artist extraordinaire Mally Roncal who also has her own cosmetics line and is a mama to twins!! Ah ha! Who better to know about concealing under eye bags than a woman with multiple children!
There are a few steps that I go through every time I apply concealer for maximum performance. Of course you could skip a few of these, but I figured I would give you more info than you need if you truly want concealer perfection.
Here’s how I look like I get 8-10 hours of sleep with 5 minutes of concealer tricks:
*Note – If you have very dark skin with brown under eye circles, as opposed to the usual purple/blue ones on fair to medium skin toned women, use an orange based concealer instead of yellow which can make those circles appear ashy.
3rd Step: Apply a VERY light application of translucent powder with your fluffy brush (not too much, can create a white cast in pictures) over the concealer areas to fill in the gaps and set the concealer in place.