I have tried literally everything (sponge, brush, fingers, different concealers, powder, not using powder to finish, primers, creams) but still my undereye concealer creases&cakes, it goes in the fine little lines, blots... awful. Any tips??
Concealer is something that can go horribly wrong, I agree.
If you apply too much it looks cakey, not enough and you can still see darkness and if you quickly dust a powder to set the concealer it can go patchy and
uneven, if you don’t set it at all it can crease quickly and be overly
shiny and if you “bake” the area with loads of powder it can look cakey,
dry and unnatural.
Use an Eye Cream or Primer
If you’re applying your concealer directly ontop of foundation without prepping the eye area first this could be where you are going wrong. On the other hand if you’re applying a thick heavy eye cream under the eyes and immediately going in with concealer this could also be where you’re going wrong. Confusing? Applying an eye cream or undereye primer will help to hydrate the undereyes and give the skin a little more “slip” so product is less likely to settle, but if you don’t let it absorb for 5 minutes or so before applying your concealer, you will find the concealer immediately grabs to the eye cream and makes a bit, gross, uneven and creasing mess. I recommend: Origins Gin Zing Refreshing Eye Cream (because it’s lightweight and has light reflecting properties which brighten the undereyes) and Smashbox PhotoFinish Under Eye Primer (because it is a beautiful creamier version of their original primer which helps fill in fine lines under the eyes)
Try a Thicker Product
When I say a thicker product I don’t necessarily mean one that is full-bore high coverage, I just mean one that isn’t super thin and liquidy. Thicker, creamier products tend to sit ontop of the skin better and have a bit more playtime (great especially if you have issues with creasing) whilst thinner and more runny products often dry a lot quicker and as a result can settle into fine lines and wrinkles. Try using a product that has a creamier texture like Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer or you could even try a full-coverage stick foundation!
One of the biggest causes for concealer creasing underneath the eyes and looking cakey is simply applying too much of it! I recommend only using concealer on the areas needed and go easy with it. Just because you have a bit of darkness under the eyes doesn’t mean you should pile on heaps of concealer. You may find this post about how to properly use concealer helpful.
The key to setting your undereye area is to use a loose powder or a clean, fluffy blending eyeshadow brush and gently press the powder over top of the concealer before dusting/blending the excess product in with the same brush. Here is a video on how to use setting powder.
I need tips for eye makeup! I'm Arab so my skin so dark, especially around my eyes. My bags and my lids. I'm 14 and I love makeup, but I can never do nice natural pretty makeup because my eyes are too dark. I use light concealer to cover my kids as a primer and base but it doesn't seem to work, and neither does white eyeshadow. Most of my friends are light skinned so nice colors like light pinks and neutrals look great, but you can't see hem on me, any tips?
Color correction might be what you need! It will take some practice to find the right shade and amount of product to use but it does work if done properly. Then for natural looking makeup instead of going for light colors use metallics that are the same shade as your skin. On days when I just want natural looking eyeshadow I go for medium toned golds and browns so it just adds a little bit of shimmer and sparkle to my lids without looking super bright or ashy.
Also you can use your dark circles to your advantage. If you conceal under your eyes and not your lids it usually looks like you just have some shadow on your lids. You can then apply a light layer of shimmery gold or brown shadow over you lids for a very natural look.
To get shadow to show up there are a lot of things you can do.
4. You can foil metallic shadows to get them to show up better. I always do this with loose metallic shadows otherwise the shadow goes everywhere. I first pick up some shadow on my brush and then spray it to dampen the shadow. Then I apply the shadow to my lid.
sippngwaterfalls said: do you have tips for under eye concealer and creasing? I’ve tried multiple primers, using a setting powder, etc but it still seems to crease :(
Creasing is one of (in my opinion) the worst traits in makeup, and there’s nothing more annoying than perfectly applying eyeshadow only to find that it’s a hot mess within a few hours or covering your dark circles so they’re nowhere to be seen, only to end up with what looks like intense wrinkles underneath your eyes. Creasing is a pain, but some of these products & techniques could be your saving grace.
It’s a magnificent morning here in beacon hills. The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and it’s not very windy. It’s the perfect day. You open your eyes to see a boys face in front of yours.
“What’s for breakfast” Stiles the boy in front of you and guy best friend asks you
“Uh whatever that’s in your fridge at your home” you reply with a tint of sass
“Well good morning to you too” stiles sarcastically says
“I had this nightmare that when I woke from my date with Derek you’d still be here and clearly it came true” you laughed a little
Stiles put of the most offended face and that only made you laugh more. Stiles hit you with the pillow you were not using and scoffed.
You get up from your comfy bed and stretch a bit.
“Alright come on lets go make breakfast you pest” you said to stiles while walking to your bedroom door going downstairs with stiles on your tail.
You and stiles walk into the kitchen. You look in your fridge seeing what to make. Stiles takes a seat at the counter table.
“So did you and your girlfriend the bag of cheezies have a good night because it sure looked like it when I got home, you were cuddled up together” you joke
“Cheezies are the best girlfriend, she feeds me, keeps me full, warms my heart and body as we cuddle, sh doesn’t run away from me or talk back and is so delicious” stiles chuckles
“Well I hope you two are very happy” you speak being sarcastic while taking eggs out of the fridge.
“I happened to have a great night as well” you smile
“I love you Y/N but I’m not sure I want to hear details about about to and Derek” stiles laughed and you rolled your eyes cracking eggs in a bowl .
“That’s fine, I wasn’t going to tell you much anyways. I’ll be going out with Lydia, Kira and malia and I will talk with them” you say giving joking attitude to stiles.
You put hash browns in the oven and pour a small amount of milk in the bowl of eggs stirring it all and adding some salt and pepper mixing it again.
“So what are you girls doing and why aren’t guys invited” stiles asked while raising an eyebrow at you.
“We are going shopping and because we don’t like you” you respond joking and flip the hash. Browns. You start cooking the eggs.
“You are a mean girl, you should of played one of those chicks from the movie mean girls” stiles says
“Yes that’s me the men’s girl, making you breakfast after letting you use my tv and house all night and sleepover. Wow I’m such a bitch” you sarcastically say.
You finish up cooking and put the eggs and hash browns on a plate for you and stiles. You put a plate of food in front of stiles
“Here you go brat” you chuckle at stiles
“Thanks boo” stiles replies
You and stiles eat and enjoy the wonderful food you have cooked.
Your phone goes off and it appears to be a text message. You checked who it might be. The text was from Lydia saying to be ready in two hours.
You hurried up eating and told stiles to hurry up as well because you had to get ready.
You both finish your food.
“Thank you for the food and everything else” stiles smiles and gives you a hug. You hug your best friend back.
“Wow you have manners” you laughing
You put yours and stiles dishes in the sink as stiles put his shoes on. You walked stiles to the door.
“Bye, thanks for keeping my house clean enough last night” you speak to stiles
“Your welcome babe, see you later” stiles says walking out of the door to head home giving you the time you need to get ready for hanging with the girls.
You close and lock your door and head upstairs.
You walk into your bathroom strip off your clothes and turn the water to your shower on to make it the perfect warm hot temperature.
You jump in the shower wash your hair first and begin washing your body and shaving quickly what needs to be done.
You leave your shower wrap a towel around you and blow dry your hair.
You go to your bedroom and put on a jean skirt with a black tank top.
You turn your straightener on and wait the minute for it to fully heat up.
You straighten your hair trying to hurry up without burning your self. You jam to music while doing your hair. You Hum and sing to most songs.
You sang “ I got a pocket got a pocket full of sunshine, I got a love and I know that’s it’s all mine oh oh woah” you hum more of the song doing more of your hair.
You sang “making my way downtown walking fast faces pass and I’m home bound, staring blankly ahead just making my way through the crowed” you finish up doing your hair.
You turn off your straightener and start putting on face primer and concealer, foundation, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, blush and touch up your eyebrows.
A little time goes by and you get a text from Lydia
LYD: We'er Here! Get your butt outside❤️
YOU: Okay ❤️
You put on a pair of cute flat boots and grab your purse with your phone in hand. You walk out the door and lock it. You get into Lydia’s back seat. Lydia’s obviously driving her own car while malia is in the passenger seat beside Lydia and Kira is in the back seats with you.
"Hey chicas" you greet your friends
They all had smiles on their faces clearly as happy to see you and you are them.
"Hey" Kira and malia said basically at the same time.
"Hey Hun" Lydia says back to you
"Lets get our shop on" you slightly yell with excitement.
The girls laugh at your silliness.
Lydia starts driving to the mall and turns on the radio which always means you girls will be singing at the top of your lungs to whatever plays. You girls sang like the silly weirdos you are together.
"I’m in love with the shape of you, we push and pull like a magnet do"
You girls sang rockabye baby by joey badass, starving by haliee steinfeld, sign of the times by Harry styles, that’s what I like by Bruno mars. Basically all they play recently on the radio.
You all got to the mall. Lydia found a spot to park not far from the doors.
"Yay shopping" you speak like a young child And The girls giggle.
"Yes shopping I need new shoes" Lydia says excitedly as you all get out the car.
"Yes because You Lydia need more shoes" you sarcastically say knowing she has plenty of shoes. Lydia gave you a bitchface while Kira and malia chuckle.
You and Lydia lock arms and all walk into the shopping center.
Lydia and you are the closest of all the girls. She is literally your best friend. Your other half, your main chick.
"Where to first" Kira asks not speaking to any on of you specifically
"I don’t know" malia replies
You shrug it caring where to. And Lydia chirps up and says “lets go to Macy’s” grabbing your hand pulling you to the direction the store is located in the mall with the other girls quick behind.
You all enter Macy’s.
"I could use a nice dress, maybe it can persuade Derek to take me dancing" you smirk
" yes we can find something classy but sexy. Something that says I’m not a whore but I’m not a Virgin either" Lydia says
Kira chuckles and malia rolls her eyes not entirely interested in picking a intimate dress for a family members girlfriend even if it is her friend.
Malia and Kira go off to look through shirts and pants while You and Lydia check out some dresses. You try on a black dress which is pretty comfortable.
While checking your self and dress out in the mirror in your change room Lydia speaks up
“So I don’t recall you telling me about your second date last night” Lydia nags
You open the door to the change room and walk out to show lyds the dress.
"Well we went to a very nice restaurant and had great food, he laughed I laughed, we talked about whatever, the waiter kept flirting with me it took me a little to realize, literally at the end of dinner" you laughed and Lydia smiles.
"I think Derek was annoyed and even a little jealous but it was cute" you smile and blush
Lydia is looking at you with a bored expression and says
“I don’t like” You frown and ask “ you don’t like what” thinking it was about what you were saying.
"The dress it’s not enough, it’s boring" Lydia answers like it was obvious that’s what she meant
You exhale “Oh Okay”
You go back to the change room to remove this dress and try on another.
"Sounds like you had fun on your date" Lydia says
You smile to your self remembering the evening and because the dress you just put on looks sexy.
You walk out of the change room again
“Yeah I really did have fun, I always have fun with Derek, even though that sounds cheesy” you smile and blush
"Awe so adorable Y/N is in love with a sour wolf" Lydia chuckles teasing you
"Yeah sure way to jump the gun" you chuckle nervously. Thinking to your self OMG did she just say love? Me love Derek? No way. That would be crazy, it’s to soon for that. Right? Well maybe not.. oh dear. NO I can’t!. Maybe I do.. maybe I love him already? We have known each other awhile so it’s not that Crazy.
"I am in love" Lydia interrupts your thoughts speaking in an admiring tone.
"What your in love" you ask very confused
Kira and malia come walking your way.
"Yeah that dress is perfect" Lydia points out talking about the dress you currently have on.
"Oh I like that dress" Kira to you
"It is nice" malia adds
You take one more look at your self in the dress and smile.
“Yep this is the dress I want” you say confirming your choice.
You take the dress off in the change room and you girls go to the cashier desk. Lydia surprisingly did not buy anything as she was busy helping you. Malia and Kira paid for a couple shirts they were looking at. And you paid for your stunning dress.
You girls took off to browse in Hot Topic.
"oh my god look what I found" you held up a Harley Quinn shirt that read Daddies Lil Monster.
"I so love it" Kira said with a big smile
"Who doesn’t love Harley Quinn" Malia said
"Exactly" you smile while grabbing your size in the shirt.
"Your really going to buy that shirt" Lydia laughs
"Yes how can I not" you reply acting offended by the question
Lydia shakes her head with a fake disapproving look. You pay for your shirt and Malia pays for a studded necklace she adored.
You all go to Starbucks in the mall for a cool drink of frappuccinos. You and Lydia got a Vanilla Bean frapp. Kira had a Java Chip. And Malia a Caramel frapp. You gals sat at a table enjoying your drinks and a break from standing.
"Did you and Derek have a good time on your date" Kira asked And Lydia gave you a big grin already knowing the answer.
"Yes I sure did" you smile slightly
"Well we all know he likes you a lot. I don’t think you need to be a werewolf or fox to sense that" Malia says
"That’s very true" Lydia speaks And you blush
"I sure hope so, you all know I really like him" you say with butterflies going crazy in your stomach because of this conversation about the amazing man in your life
“You two are so cute” Lydia exclaims
"Yeah you two really are" Kira agrees smiling
" what about you and Parrish huh lyds" you ask nudging her smirking
She gives a small smile
"Honestly, I am not sure, it’s complicated" she says
"How so" Malia asks
"We don’t really show or say our feelings" Lydia replies
"He seems complicated But very sweet" Kira says
"And sexy, very sexy" you add with a laugh and the other girls laugh to.
You all finish your drinks and toss the empty cups in the garbage. You guys head out to Lydia’s car. You all get in the car this time you in shot gun aka passenger seat beside Lydia. First Lydia drops off Malia than Kira and took you home.
You had a great time with the girls and absolutely love your new dress. And can’t wait to wear it for Derek.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (Gifs and pictures not mine) Hope you all are enjoying the story so far!
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