22 Jul TRUST ME ON THIS ONE – LESS IS MORE.
My title may contradict the amount of products used for this but trust me, it’s not a lot.
If you don’t already know, your makeup looks different while your doing it in your vanity, when you’re in natural light and when the flash hits your face. I know, it’s kind of deceiving and learning the hard way is embarrassing more than anything.
One of the things I learned the hard way with makeup was concealing. This is where experimenting and trying to do your own thing gets a little tricky. I wanted that Kim K perfectly blended soft focused face and I ended up with a huge white circle under my eye that flashed back every time I took a photo.
If you’re not sure what flashback is, this is what it looks like. (Sorry, Eva!)
(photo from Google)
To avoid that completely was a series of hits and misses. But this process has been my go-to since I first tried it out and didn’t get any flashbacks.
Prep: After applying my foundation, I squeeze a tiny drop of my Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer ($29) I put it on my ring finger and lightly dab it. It really cools your under eye area and hydrates it, which makes the concealer sit on top smoothly. I let that linger for about 30 seconds.
Conceal: I then grab my NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard ($29). I don’t dab on too much product, just tiny dots under my eye area. I go back and get my foundation brush and use that to blend it out. Seeing as the concealer is lighter than my foundation, it blends to the perfect color that isn’t too white.
Set: If I’m going out during the day, I usually use the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($25) but if I’m out at night, I use the Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Banana ($15). I don’t necessarily bake it under the eyes but I leave the powder on for at least 10 seconds before I dust it off. I spritz my MAC Fix Plus ($22) right after.
Powder: Once the spray dries up a little, I come back under my eye with my MAC Studio Fix Foundation Powder in NC43 ($27). THIS IS THE TRICK! I sweep a tiny amount on a blending brush to lightly go over the setting powder because I don’t want it to turn out too white or too yellow.
Okay now, grab your camera and take a selfie with the flash on. I promise, you wont have a half moon under your eye.
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