How do I apply under eye concealer without it looking cakey?
I've always had an issue with my under eye concealer looking cakey. I don't know if my technique is completely wrong, or what. I normally mosturizer my entire face, apply an eye cream and then when applying my primer over my whole face with a clean foundation brush I make sure to add some underneath my eye. I then apply my vincent longo concealer with my finger, and it always creases and looks cakey. It happens with every other concealer ive tried as well.I'm really frustrated with this because even with the concealer the vein and shadows I need to conceal are still visible. I'll try to explain what I mean by cakey, as its probably different for everyone. For me the very few lines I have under my eyes are accentuated, and then I have what looks to be patches of concealer that attaches to any dry skin I have.
I'm frustrated with this and would love advice from professionals. Its' essentially the only part of my makeup routine that needs perfecting. So I'm hoping some of you could give a detailed dresciption on how to conceal under eyes without having that cakey look.
You may suggest products that wouldnt be heavy and also do the job of concealing my blue vein.
Hi lalalaura3. There could be many reasons why your concealer is creasing under the eye area, either from application technique or even preparation before the concealer is applied. With any makeup application it's best to prep the eye area before you apply any concealer, liner and/or eyeshadow. I recommend applying a hydrating eye cream and waiting about 1-2 minutes so it absorbs completely into your skin.
1. Place a small amount of your concealer on the back of your hand and warm the product so it becomes emollient and easy to apply. (Be careful not to tug or pull your skin under the eye area when applying)
2. Next, use a concealer brush to apply the concealer to the under eye area and set with a translucent setting powder such as the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder for a long lasting and crease-free finish.
If you find that these steps still don't help with your current concealer creasing, check out these concealers that are more emollient and also waterproof:
This concealer is not only emollient and easy to apply for drier under eye areas, but it is also waterproof and highly pigmented so it covers your veins without looking too cakey and dry.
I hope this answers your question!