Two Step Concealing

After reading this post here on The Beauty Department, I had a route through my makeup stash and decided to try two step concealing. In the 'Lumin-eyes' post The Beauty Department actually uses the concealer to highlight the brow bone area, I've not shown that step here as realistically for my everyday make up times limited, so it's a step I feel I can miss.

Everyone should have at lest two concealers in their makeup collection, a creamy/thick one that conceals dark circles/blemishes, and a luminous sheer concealer that has brightening properties and can double up as a highlight. The two I used are the NARS Creamy concealer (the best I've tried, words can't describe my love for this) and the YSL Touche Eclat, unfortunately this product receives a lot of hate in the beauty community I believe when used correctly it can be a fabulous multi use product to have in your makeup collection.

Apply the creamy concealer to the outer eye area. Random fact but when I conceal my dark circles I literally apply this just to my eye area, I'm a firm believer in pin point concealing, I'm always surprised by how many ladies apply tons of concealer on their whole face, I believe if you find a foundation that works well there's no need for the added layer of concealer. By using the thicker concealer on the outer part of the eye area there's no fear that dark circles will shine through as you still have your coverage.

Next take your luminous concealer, and apply from the centre of your eye right through to the inner corner. This step makes your under eye area look a little brighter and almost adds a sort of highlighted effect. Everyone knows the wonders of a slight bit of shimmer in the inner corners, I find blending the concealer makes my eye area look a lot brighter.

Once you've blended the two concealers your left with a brighter eye area, dark circles are covered and this just transforms my overall look everything looks a little more fresh and radiant. I see this concealing method as double duty it's a saviour for those mornings where I haven't had much sleep, (which seems to happen an awful lot a lately.)

Do you mix concealers? What are your go to concealers for dark circles?

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Amy Liddell said...

I really want to try both of these!

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Sophia said...

I've been dying to try the NARS creamy concealer. I think I'm going to have to try this method, thanks for the tips!
xo Sophia

Anine said...

Beautiful, I've never tried this method! I use the drugstore variants of these :)

xx Anine

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for the comment Any, they're both so brilliant the NARS creamy concealer though is so worth the hype I was worried it'd be one of those concealer s that crease but it works so well! :) x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, glad you enjoyed the post...you NEED the concealer dramatic but it really is one of those products that lives up to the hype it just works so well I haven't used anything else since purchasing this in Jan x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for the comment, I'd love to try more drugstore concealers sadly can't get my shade majority of the time although the Maybelline fit me concealer has climbed up on my wish list I'd love to see how it compares :D x

beautylovesbooks said...

This sounds like a great idea! I love YSL Touche Eclat!

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for the comment, it's brill! I use it for all sorts :) x

Amy Keeling said...

I really do want to try the Nars Creamy Concealer, it sounds so good! I use two concealers too, one for covering and one for highlighting :)
Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, ooh Amy you really must try it! I was worried it'd be one of those products that didn't live up to the hype but it so does! It covers everything it's brilliant at covering scarring/spots too some days I just wear the concealer and skip foundation all together :) x

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