A comment in this blog just caught my interest,
Hey mineral makeup girl i just wanted to know how to apply mineral makeup so it doesnt make fine line around eye look very bad. i dont even conceal there cause it looks worse and it also makes my pores look huge. i use bare esentuals. i love the coverage just not the super magnifying of flaws
Well, the main rule in makeup application is for any area with fine lines, powder must absolutely be avoided because it won’t cover the lines, but then, magnify and highlight the area. The best bet in smoothing them out, for the meanwhile, are primers worn underneath mineral makeup.
I highly recommend Colorescience Sunreliable Line Tamer as I just love on how it has Organo-Silicone instead of the normal silicone that I normally try to stand despite my acne-prone skin ( silicone sometimes can cause breakouts, organo-silicone is a healthier, less harmful alternative ), and now, I can actually use primers to help control my oily skin, resurface and smoothen my depressed scars, sunk pores, and smoothen my fine lines sans the guilt.
Apply Line Tamer all over the face, including the area with fine lines. Smoothen them, lightly dab on the surface of the skin, as primers are supposed to stay on the surface of the skin, not absorbed into the skin. That’s supposed to help resurface and smoothen the skin into a flawless layer that would be perfect for applying mineral foundation. The lines would be blurred out and filled in that any powder won’t sink in the lines anymore.
As for applying mineral foundation and mineral concealer ( yellow color correctors ) on the undereyes, make sure that you apply in very very light strokes when you get to the area with the fine lines.
For concealing the undereye area, get the eyeshadow brush with the loosest, and long bristles so depositing pigment there would be weak – overload will definitely make the minerals sink in fine lines. Apply the mineral concealer in the lightest, sweeping strokes that the brush is almost not touching the skin. That would definitely prevent fine lines from being magnified.