This issue has been the bane of my life, as I slowly…ok not so slowly approach the big 4-0 I must have tried at least that number of products under my eyes, if this is something that bothers you too then here’s HOW TO STOP CONCEALER CREASING UNDER THE EYES.
I have quite bad under eye hollows which cause a dark appearance and make you look tired (hereditary in my case, cheers mum)…so my quest for a bright, concealed eye area began.
Everything I tried, after a few hours made me look about 10 years older….WHAT! So my research continued.
Two main tips that seem to appear when researching this problem are
1 Powder under your eye to set the products in place.
2 Don’t use a thick, dry concealer under the eye, use something more creamy.
OK, so I tried those two tips.
Powdering made my under eye’s look dry, more lined and….well powdery and creamier concealers seemed to slide around and find even more little tiny lines to seep into than before.
I tried using eye creams, high end concealers, drugstore concealers, brightening powders, translucent powders…you name it I tried it and whilst some were definitely better than others non seemed to rid me of the problem.
So HOW TO STOP CONCEALER CREASING UNDER THE EYES….well…….you can’t!
No matter what age you are your skin will move with expression and lines will form, on younger people they disappear straight away, as you get older they never go.
Hydrating the eye area is definitely key, helping to reduce fine lines caused by dryness and dehydration will help dramatically, soft supple skin is always going to look better.
However, I find heavier creams under makeup don’t sit well on my skin, so I use a hydrating cream or even an eye oil at night and a hydrating eye gel in the day before makeup.
The two main things that will help prevent creasing are
How much product you use
The less product you use on the skin, especially around the eyes, the better. So to make sure you can still cover everything you need to, the product needs to be quite opaque.
Pressing the concealer into the skin will provide more coverage than wiping or buffing onto the skin.
Anything too light in texture will not cover the darkness resorting in needing to reapply more product.
Make sure your concealer is peachy toned, this will help counteract any blue tones under the eye.
Where you put it
If you watch YouTube tutorials you will see an array of white under eye upside down triangles, which is fine for 20 year old’s, as you get older you can’t get away with that amount of product under the whole eye.
As you can see from one of my client’s before and after pictures below, the darkness will always be mainly in the inner eye whilst any lines will appear on the outer eye, all we are trying to conceal is darkness so no product is needed on the outer eye, this is the part that as you talk, smile etc will move and so will any product that is on there.
As you are applying your concealer smile in the mirror, where your smile lines appear avoid placing any product.
So to recap
- Keep your under eye skin hydrated
- Drink water
- Get your 8 hours of sleep
- Use a product opaque enough to conceal what you need to. make sure its peachy toned
- Don’t apply too much product
- Smile when you apply your concealer and don’t apply on your smile lines
My favourite eye products are
Gels for day/under makeup
Creams for night
What are your favourite eye products? Comment below