Hi could you please tell me what concealers are best for covering up dark circles? Thanks!
Finding the perfect concealer can be just as challenging as finding the right foundation. Trying to get a product that will not only cover imperfections, but also last throughout the day and look natural can be a real struggle. Overtime I’ve tried many concealers some good, some great and some.. not so great.
This is a staple in my makeup bag and what I use 85% of the time that I do my makeup, it’s a tried, true and tested favourite. This concealer gives great coverage and can easily be built up without going patchy or uneven. The formula is super creamy (as a result it can be prone to creasing, so make sure to set with powder) The shade range could use some improvement, but other than that this stuff is the real deal.
NARS are well known for their Radiant Creamy Concealer and it’s no surprise why. This concealer is one of my favourites and gives great coverage underneath the eyes. It blends well, is very creamy and has a beautiful radiant finish which helps reflect light from underneath the eyes and diminishes the appearance of dark circles. Some people have issues with this concealer, but if you know how to properly apply NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer and follow my tutorial you shouldn’t have any problems.
On a drugstore level, this is probably my favourite concealer. Although it’s not necessarily the best concealer in the world, it’s the best you will find at the drugstore and at an affordable price pyouoint. This concealer has a liquidiy consistency which can be built up to give total coverage underneath the eyes (as well as any other areas of the face) Here’s a demo of the Maybelline Master Conceal Concealer
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is one of my all-time favourite
concealers, it gives great coverage, blends beautifully and looks
natural on the skin, but a lot of people use certain techniques with the
product which means they don’t get the most effective and attractive results out of the product.
Party Look #7: Grown-up Barbie (with MAC Pink Nouveau lipstick)
For girls who don’t want too serious a look for the holiday season, here’s a quick makeup look using a bright Barbie pink.
The eye look is a slight variation on the Laneige look with red lips done recently, just not as glittery.
A favorite of both Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, MAC Pink Nouveau is THE classic medium pastel pink. If you love the look of Saint Germain but have medium to tan skin and find it too chalky and pale, try Pink Nouveau!
Base: Ginvera Green Tea BB cream
Concealer: Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer #2
Powder: ClearLast powder in Medicated Ochre
Brows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 Pencil in Seal Brown
Eyeshadows: Laniege Pure Radiant Shadow No. 2 Shine Gold
IN VAIN: SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE COLOR OF THE YEAR FACE CHART CHALLENGE WINNERS
Get inspired with six unique ways to wear Radiant Orchid with our favorite face charts from our cast.
To celebrate the 2014 Color of the Year, our talented cast showcased their matchless artistry skills in an exclusive Face Chart Challenge. From countless applicants, Artistry Ambassador for North America Aaron De Mey and the senior leadership team at Sephora HQ chose these six standout looks. We love the punky-purple lips (complete with orchid tattoos!) by Alison Lodato at Walden Galleria, “Smoky Orchid” eyes from SoHo’s Christina Vega, smoldering lids by Taylor Norbeck of Caesar’s Palace, hazy flushed lips by Breanna Senchik of Canada’s St. Vital store, blushing lavender cheeks by Lincoln Park’s Briana Hurley, and pink-halo eyes by Annette Barreto of Stonestown.
Customize your unique Radiant Orchid look with our Color of the Year collection now.
Whether it’s soft and sheer or sharp and saturated, Sephora + Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year Radiant Orchid—a perfect bouquet of fuchsia, pink, and purple shades—suits all skin tones. Embrace the modern, feminine hue on eyes, lips, and cheeks (or all three!) with these basic-to-bold tips from Sephora PRO Artist Gilbert Soliz. RENEE TRILIVAS, REPORTING BY GENEVIEVE LEON
BASIC: “To create a vivid wing, glide Gazing Paint Liquid Liner from the center of lash lines toward the outer corners, angling the line slightly upward toward the temples. Tilt your head back to check for symmetry.” BOLD: “For extra graphic pop, sketch on white eyeliner before brushing on liquid liner.”
BASIC: “For a blurred effect, press on Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick with your finger. Concentrate pigment in the center, softening and spreading color to the outer edges.” BOLD: “Control color intensity by patting on high-pigment lipstick with a lip brush: Start at the edges and work your way in. You’ll not only create a crisp, clean lip line, but you’ll build an even, saturated base.”
CHEEKS BASIC: “For a diffused flush, dab Ravishing Dew Cream Blush onto the apples of the cheeks, then gently buff color in a circular motion upward and outward along the cheekbones, using an angled sculpting brush.” BOLD: “Dab excess pigment in the hollows of cheeks—layering cream blush lower in the face deepens the effect, creating a sportier, more robust glow.”
Legend has it, the original cheek-and-lip stain, cult-favorite Benetint, was created for an exotic dancer. Instantly appealing to a much broader audience, the tint spawned two more, Posietint and Chachatint, garnering a loyal following. Now, with the addition of the candy orchid-hued Lollitint, Benefit is poised to reinvent blush all over again. “Benetint is a water-based tint,” explains Benefit’s Global Beauty Authority Annie Ford Danielson, “but Lollitint is an emulsion. It contains a different blend of ingredients—a copolymer that creates a matte film locking in color on lips and cheeks.” We caught up with the beauty expert to find out how to wear the pretty pink tint with remarkable stain power. MELISSA LANE
“I apply my tint after my foundation, but there are no rules,” says Danielson. “Brush three strokes on the apple of your cheek and blend quickly with fingertips. Repeat on other side. I like to blend with a highlighter for an added pop of dreaminess. Dab on lips and blend. For extra delicious color, repeat. Make sure your lips are hydrated before using a tint!”
“Lollitint’s color is buildable: as you apply more stain, it gives a more intense tint and adds staying power. It all depends on your personality. Are you adventurous? Or are you more modest? Whether you like to intensify your tint by layering, or prefer to be a one-hit wonder, you need to blend quickly. For a heavenly flush, apply Hervana orchid-blossom blush on top of Lollitint. You’ll thank me later.”
CREATING A SUBTLE EFFECT
“Tints will soak into the top layers of your skin and help the color look more natural rather than just sitting on top of your skin. For a really subtle flush, blend a tiny speck of foundation with your tint of choice. Your flush will truly look like it’s coming from within.”
“Benefit Lollitint is [inspired by] Radiant Orchid, which Pantone Universe crowned color of the year for 2014. The flirtiest flush you can get from a bottle, the warm violet hue brings out the best in everyone regardless of skintone or hair color. Lollitint is the perfect purple. Falling into the middle of the color spectrum—not too warm or too cool—she’s as sweet as candy and plays up a healthy flush on the skin!”
For the Fall 2014 Opening Ceremony fashion show, the makeup look was created by our own Artistry Ambassador Aaron de Mey using the Sephora+Pantone Universe Color of the Year collection, starring the versatile and feminine Radiant Orchid (and a chocolate wall—really). The Sephora Glossy caught up with Opening Ceremony’s visionary founders, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, to hear how they got inspired by the shade. HOLLY SIEGEL
What do you find inspiring about Radiant Orchid?
HUMBERTO LEON & CAROL LIM: We love that while it is bold, there is an effortlessness to wearing it. The rich, saturated color makes you feel vibrant.
You used Radiant Orchid not only in beauty, but also in your fashion collection. Tell us about how they complement each other.
CL: It was natural for us to “think” in this color and incorporate it into our collection, as it translates well into the color palette. Radiant Orchid looks and feels very rich in the fabrics and techniques we used to bring our clothing to life.
How was it collaborating with Sephora’s Artistry Ambassador Aaron de Mey?
HL: We love collaborating with Aaron, he is both a visionary and an inspirational partner. Aaron is able to interpret the mood we want to create into polished, exciting looks and always exceeds our expectations!
How did you strike a balance of the color on different features—eyes, cheeks, lips, nails?
CL: We always look at the entire picture and see where we want the focus to be. From there, we work with the other features to enhance that focus. For our show, Radiant Orchid is featured on the cheeks of all our models—the rouge appears as a very natural, beautiful flush. We loved that it had such a feminine effect on the look. The rest of the makeup look is a bit softer in contrast.
Bumble and bumble is doing the hair. How did their styling enhance the beauty vibe?
CL: We have worked with Bumble before, and they have always been incredible at working with us to create the right mood for the hair. It is always a three-way dialogue among us, Aaron, and [stylist] Anthony [Turner]. We work together to ensure that one element doesn’t overpower, but rather enhances, the other.
Carol, how would you take this beauty look from the runway and make it your own?
CL: For me, I love taking one of the elements and incorporating it into my look: one day it might be the sheer balm on the lips, another day it might be a bolder shadow on the eyes. There are a lot of elements to play with.
Did you learn any beauty tips or tricks to recreate this look?
CL: Yes…to always start by making sure all the basics are covered! An even skintone, good eyebrows to frame the face, and moisturized skin!
Lush, modern, feminine—and irresistibly versatile. Inspire your beauty with the year’s most covetable new color and discover ravishing ways to wear it now.
SWEEP on a base of Shade 1 from the Cream dream quad of the eye: Radiant Femme Artistry Palette from lids to brows. BLEND Shade 2 up to the creases and along the lower lash lines. BRUSH Radiant Orchid shadow over the outer half of the lids, blending outward and upward. LAYER Shade 3 along the lower lash lines, softly shading upward to diffuse the Radiant Orchid. FINISH by blending Shade 4 over Radiant Orchid and into the browbones.
CHEEKS: DAB Ravishing dew Cream blush onto the apples of the cheeks, buffing color in a circular motion upward and outward along the cheekbones. REPEAT, this time diffusing color into the hollows of the cheeks.
PREP lips for vivid color by exfoliating with a lip scrub. Wipe off excess and smooth on a hydrating lip balm. SKETCH on a saturated base of Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick. Start at the edges and work your way in, using a lip brush to distribute pigment and perfect the lip line.