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My Newest Concealer Trick

This is such a simple thing that I don’t even know if it warrants a whole post, but let me indulge. Because it works really well. I’m not a full coverage foundation person. I don’t even know if I’m a medium coverage foundation person most days. I’ve been really liking spreading a thin layer of foundation or, more often, reverting to my Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint—a product notorious for “pointless” coverage. After using up my much-loved NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, I decided to dig through my stash and attempt at using up the concealers I do have instead of repurchasing. I’ve been using the Ellis Faas Concealer* which is another favorite formula, but I came across the Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Correcteur, which I’ve inexplicably stashed away after a love affair with the NARS RCC.

So, this concealer is amazing and pigmented, but it doesn’t go on as well as the NARS RCC, which has great pigmentation and enough slip to it that it doesn’t look cake-y, ever. I’ve never managed to perfect the hydrate-undereye-then-apply-concealer technique, so the next best thing was something I picked up from watching a video by chrissstttiiine.

I apply a bit of the concealer to the back of my hand add a drop or two of the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint then go to town. I use it on blemishes, too. I mean, you can still see them, but like I said, I don’t mind a bit of imperfections peeking through.

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Then I just set everything with a light powder and call it a day. Anyway, I’m super excited about this because it renders most of my too-thick concealers, well… usable!

* Items marked with an asterisk are PR Samples.

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6 Comments

  1. I do something very similar. I’m currently using a BECCA dual coverage concealer compact, and it’s quite dry, even more so in the colder London weather. I mix it (also on the back of my hand!) with a tiny bit of moisturizer and it slides and blends beautifully. I keep a travel sized jar of decanted moisturizer from the last time I went on a trip by my makeup station.

  2. Christine! She has a lot of ‘cool’. I like her.

    I have a fine line on my undereye that is not as deep as a fully-developed(?) wrinkle but can’t be considered a fine fine line either. I’m having a difficult time with concealing because of it. I’ll try to do this trick. Really hoping that it works.

    • Same! Haha I like that she has a job outside YouTube and doesn’t seem very easily swayed by hype and stuff.

      Sometimes I actually find it better to not conceal much! What do you think?

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