Having seriously dark undereyes had been a problem since the word stress and insomnia introduced themselves to me. Thank heavens for mineral makeup! With Bare Escentuals’ Well Rested and Ocean Mist’s saffron yellow concealer, I am able to look my best everyday. As if I had a good night’s sleep. Here’s a before-and-after shot of me with and without concealer:
Looking for your HG (holy grail) concealer is quite tedious, just as finding the perfect tools in giving you bright undereyes. I must admit it took me over a year (yes, I’m turning one year with mineral makeup!) to almost perfect applying concealer. And to be honest, I still am using a cream concealer from a non-mineral makeup brand to help in the staying power of my loose powder concealers. I rarely have any problems anymore, except when I over-apply too much product. I ended up looking like a panda, only that it’s a weird, yellow circle around my eyes. Lol.
In covering those undereyes, you’ll also need the right concealer brush. The Mineral Makeup Girl suggests one that does not “tug” at the undereyes. The skin there is quite thin and sensitive, the ring finger is actually recommended when applying products at the area since it exerts very little pressure.
A few months ago, I got myself some new brushes from Everyday Minerals. EDM’s brushes were actually my very first so I thought of giving it another shot. One of the brushes I purchased is their oval concealer brush, described as:
A great firm tip head made from soft synthetic hair for perfect and precise application for blemishes and undereye areas.
The name speaks for itself, the tip head is oval and firm indeed. At first I was worried about using it to apply undereye concealer because it might “tug” away. The synthetic brush (I’m guessing it’s made of taklon) swept easily and evened the amount of product just the way I wanted it to. And the head’s unique shape goes with the natural contour of the undereye area. This brush can be used for applying either cream or loose powder concealer. And for $6, this one brush is so worth having!
The Blushing Vixen