Monday, April 13, 2009

My favorite piece of makeup-concealer

often underrated, concealer should be your bff.  I NEVER leave the house without it.   My question is-why don't more women wear it?  The only answer I can surmise is that they are afraid of it.  Crazy but true.  Concealer is so easy to use and it is the one piece of makeup that probably makes the most difference to your appearance.  It gives you the illusion of looking like you've had a solid 10 hours of sleep.  No kidding.  The key is finding a concealer that matches your skin color enough to keep you out of the raccoon eye zone but is still bright enough to give your eye area a lift.  When testing concealer, look for something creamy, and go a shade darker than you think.  Apply it to the back of your hand first to warm it up, then apply to under eye area with a small brush or my favorite tool-a finger. Tada! Beauty.  One more trick, tilt your head down slightly looking in the mirror.  Those pesky dark circles will really show up and you can see exactly where you need to apply the product.  Start from the lowest, darkest point and blend upwards to keep the product from creasing.