How To Prevent Under Eye Concealer From Creasing

Concealer is indeed a girls best friend, it covers up any nasty blemishes and sun spots, as well as covering those pesky dark under eye circles. Yet it can be problematic for many people, from a dry and cakey finish to excessive creasing which both enhances the look of fine lines. In my line of work I get girls and guys on the daily asking me how to combat these problems so I decided to offer some great tips so your under eye concealer looks and stays fresh and beautiful all day long.

1. Before application apply a generous amount of eye cream. A hydrated area will diminish creasing.

2. Use a primer to prep the area before application. You can use one made specifically for the are such as the Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer. I also like to use a combination of the Make Up For Ever Primers in Nourish and Smoothing (Check out my full review here for more details).Smashbox_PhotoFinish_Hydrating_UnderEyePrimermakeupforever_step1_skinEqualizer_primers3. Use a creamy rather then a thicker/dryer texture of concealer. The more creamy the texture the less it will emphasize fine lines and provoke creasing. I like to use the Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer but it is a tad on the thick and dry side so I like to mix a bit of the HD Concealer in to make it creamier and thinner in texture.

Make Up For Ever HD Concealer + Full Cover 4. If you have a concealer that’s too thick and dry in texture you can also add a bit of eye cream to thin the product and provide more hydration.

5. Apply a light layer of translucent setting powder to the area after application in order to absorb excess product (which leads to creasing) and to make sure the product stays in place. Although powder foundations do the trick I find a translucent powder to provide more hold and longevity such as the the Make Up For Ever HD Powder or the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder.Laura Mercier Secter Camouflage Powder + Make Up For Ever HD Pressed powder and Pro Finsih As you can see the main culprit of under eye creasing tends to be due to dryness, so keep that under eye area hydrated and perky for a flawless long lasting finish.

Do  you have problems with under eye creasing? What are some of your solutions and HG products?

Hugs from Beauty Land

February Beauty Favorites 2015

March is here which means its time for the monthly round up of my favorite makeup products. I have some new goodies and some oldies to present so keep reading for more details.

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Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizers:

I use both the Nourishing Primer for my unsightly dry patches and the Smoothing Primer to fill in any pores, even out the texture of my skin, while also doing some oil control for my t-zone. I wont rant on about these primers because I’ve done a huge post on them (which you can find here) but all I have to say is these guys have revolutionized the way my makeup applies and lasts.

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Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder and Mac Powder Puff:

My go to for setting my under eye concealer and the highlighted points on my face has go to be the LMSBP. This powder is so finely milled it never looks cakey, it adds luminosity, and prevents creasing.

The last month I’ve been obsessed with applying this (and all setting powders) with the Mac Powder Puff. It allows for the product to really sink into the skin without disturbing the foundation or the concealer.

LauraMercier_SecretBrighteningPowder_MacPowderPuffBenefit Hoola Bronzer:

This is a staple in my collection that I always come back to. It never fails as the perfect bronzing and contouring product. Its smooth in texture making it easy to blend and lasts for all day wear.

Benefit_HoolaBronzerHourglass Ambient Blush Palette:

This little palette is just so perfect. The colors are amazing and they give the most gorgeous lit from within glow on the cheeks. The formula is soft and finely milled for an easy and blendable application.

Hourglass_AmbiantLighting_Blush_PaletteMac Stone Lipliner, Limecrime Chinchilla Lipstick, Make Up For Ever Lab Shine:

Ive been really obsessed with wearing grey lipstick and been wearing these guys non stop. I start with Mac Stone Lip Liner and add Lime Crime Chinchilla Lipstick on top. To make it more wearable i’ll either top off with Make Up For Ever Lab Shine in S0 for a more nude version or Lab Shine in D2 for a more purple vibe.

Mac_StoneLipLiner_LimeCrime_ChinchillaLipstick_MUFE_LabShineWhat were some of your favorite products this month? I’m always on the look out to try out new things so definitely leave a comment below :)

Hugs from Beauty Land

June Favorites

Hey guys and dolls,

So July is here and that means its that time of month again…where I share all my favorite beauty and makeup products from this past month 😀

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This time around is a bit different because Ive been traveling but of course Ive brought some of my most loved and used products.

June_Beauty_Favoryes_Smashbox_CCCreamFor my skin Ive been loving the new Smash Box CC cream. I have it in the shade Light/Medium. The coverage is great for a CC type cream, it really does a great job at color correcting, especially the redness around my nose and chin. It makes my skin glow and its feels very light weight. Its super hydrating and I haven’t experienced any breakout with it either. The finish is on the dewy side. I do find that I tend to get a little extra shiny at the end of the day but a little bit of MUFE HD powder on top solves the problem.

June_Beauty_Favorites_MUFE_Pro_Finish_PowderIve also been really impressed with the MUFE Pro Finish Powder. I use it on its own for light coverage or use it on top of the CC cream to set and to add a little more coverage!!

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The Mac Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20 I usually use in winter for covering blemishes. But now its way too light and it works amazing as an under eye concealer and brightener. It doesn’t crease on me and is definitely long wearing. It’s super natural looking too. Really loving this product 😀

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The Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder is just WOW for setting the under eye area!!! Its almost translucent and really reflects light nicely. Its really perfect for light skin tones.

June_Beauty_Favorites_UrbanDecay_24/7_PencilIve been keeping my eyes pretty simple these last few weeks. So for a pop of color I like to add the UD 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Covet in my lower waterline.

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I also like to use the D&G Crayon Intense eyeliner in nr. 22 in my waterline. Its a fun alternative to a nude color in the waterline. It brightens the eye area but in a funky fresh way.

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Im all about fun and bright lips in the summer especially corals. Razzler Dazzler from Mac is my ultimate fave at the moment. Its the perfect light peachy coral pink. Love it!!

Well those were some of my most used and loved products of the past month. What were your most loved beauty items?

Hugs from Beauty Land