My under-eye area always gets caky
Lately I've been trying to hide the dark circles under my eyes but have been having next to no luck. First I moisturize, then I put on foundation primer, and then I put on a liquid coverup but it always ends up looking caky and not smooth, what am I doing wrong? Do I need a special under eye moisturizer to use first? Any tips?? I usually use a cover up brush but sometimes I use my fingers... I'm not sure if that matters or not.
As far as makeup to cover the circles, a very good concealer that is actually a multi-purpose product and not just a concealer is Make Up For Ever's "Lift Concealer" which is in a liquid form. It contains an active ingredient with skin-firming properties for the eye area, and vitamins A and E, which regenerate the skin. It also conceals specific, darker areas (brown spots, blotches, etc.) and can be used as a highlighter on the more prominent parts of the face (cheekbones, forehead, and chin) for added radiance--that's why I call it a multi-purpose product and not just a concealer. It is designed not to settle into fine lines and it is very lightweight.
You can find it on Sephora's website at: http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P12661&
You may want to consider taking a low-dose antihistamine, too, but be sure to check with your doctor first. “Allergens" are a major trigger for undereye shadows. As we age we become more reactive to them.
I hope this helps you.