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Three Reasons Your Concealer Isn’t Working.

Concealer can be tricky, especially under the eye area. Here are the top three reasons that your under eye concealer isn’t being friendly and how to fix it.

1. You’re not using an eye cream.

If you’re not using an eye cream, your under eye is most likely dehydrated and textured. This can cause your concealer to crack, settle, and crease. Adding an eye cream to your skin care routine is the first step to having a smoother and brighter under eye. It will also help most concealers set better on then skin. You may be thinking to yourself, I use my moisturizer under my eye, it’s probably fine. No! It’s not fine!

The under eye are has thinner tissue than the rest of skin, and requires a smaller sized molecular to actually hydrate. If the molecule size is too large, like in regular moisturize, the product will just sit on top of the skin. Using facial moisturizer, or other products not made for the under eye area can create congestion and cause milia. Milia are tiny white bumps consisting of dead skin cells trapped under the surface of the skin. A lot of people think eye cream is more expensive simply just "because". In reality, the eye cream cost more because it requires nanotechnology to create the appropriate molecule size in the formula. Most eye creams are also ophthalmologist tested to be safe for the eye area. So, do yourself a favor, and get an you an eye cream. Even if it’s this inexpensive one from Sephora A .05 oz eye cream lasts a really long time, and in 10 years you will be happy you started using eye cream now.


2. You are putting way too much powder under your eye.

Please, everyone, stop "baking" your under eye area. When you put excessive powder on your delicate under eye skin and swipe it away 10 minutes later, all you did was dust away all your hydration. Now your under eye is dry, and throughout the day it’s only getting drier. I recommend trying a concealer that‘s self setting, like the one from Makeup Forever, or lightly setting your under eye with a powder that’s talc free. Hourglass Mineral Veil is one of my go-to’s. If your main concern is mascara smudging, you can put a little extra powder under your lash line.


3. You’re using wayyyy too much concealer where you don’t need it. I know the internet says to apply a giant triangle under your eye and just keep blending. However, all that excessive product is going to cause a lot of creasing. Try applying the concealer just where you need it most. As you blend the product, it will spread on its own. You can always go back and add more if you need it.


There could always be other reasons your concealer is being difficult, but fixing these three things fights half the battle. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at constanceelainemua@gmail.com


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