Under eye setting powder
Please suggest the best setting powder for my under eye concealer...Any powder I use makes my under eye area look dry and cakey...and if I skip powder then the concealers settles into my expression lines...Any opinion on Bare Escentuals Well rested? Or any other brightening powders..I have bad dark circle. Really appreciate your help. Thanks
I found the Bare Escentuals settled in the creases under my eye throughout the day. I use my concealer then apply a thin layer of Powderflage by Benefit. I don't like the brush that comes with the powder but the pink cancels out the blue that are common under the eye area. When I need a little more highlighting I use YSL touche eclat radiant touch highlighter, I have used it under or on top of the Powderflage and it by far is the best highlighter I have ever used. It's not shiny or pearly but gives that extra "oomph" of brightness. I have used it on the on the inner area and the outer corner of my eyes and have been pleased with the results. Also, when applying under eye products-I look down (chin to chest) which accentuates the dark areas in the mirror so it's easier to see where to apply the product.
Personally I am not a big fan of Bare Essentials Makeup, but Benefit has some wonderful items for eyes.
Eyecon is used to fade dark circles and lift the eye:
Stay Don't Stray is great for brightening under the eye and holding all your makeup in place. Use this product first before any other ones:
That Gal is also great for a brightener throughout the day:
Hello Flawless is by far the most amazing powder foundation I've ever had! It's really light and looks very natural but gives great coverage (not to mention it has SPF 15 too keep your skin protected):
Hopefully all this information is able to help you! I am completely loyal to all these products and just to Benefit in general and I hope they can help you too
Laura Mercier's "Secret Brightening Powder" is what I use and I love it. It contains micronized pigments that will not settle in fine lines or accentuate shadows and it gives a weightless finish. It really does brighten the undereye area while at the same time setting your concealer. You can find it at: http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P109911
I hope this helps you.
Benfit makes a concealing powder. You can wear it alone, or dust lightly over your favorite concealer to lock it in place.
You can try Laura Mercier's secret brightening powder: