A common makeup mishap for most of us, creasing and cakey eye makeup is a guaranteed way to highlight every fine line and wrinkle – especially under your eyes. While the purpose of makeup is to give the illusion of flawless skin that makes you look younger and less tired, applying it incorrectly can have the exact opposite effect. So try to avoid some common mistakes with these top tips that will make your beauty routine that much easier.
As a rule of thumb you always want to make sure your skin is well moisturized prior to applying any makeup to your face. Apply thin layer of a lightweight gel moisturizer, like Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel to set the perfect canvas. If you don’t like gels, opt for a creamier option
Choose The Right Concealer
If you’re wearing the wrong kind of concealer, it can actually create a caked-on effect. Pick one with a lightweight, creamy texture (one shade lighter than your skin tone). It’s shaped like a lipstick and has a moisturizing core that’s surrounded by the concealer so it glides on nice and smooth. Experts agree that heavier concealers tend to cake, so stay withing the lightweight option.
Correct Dark Circles
Skip powdered products underneath your eyes. If you wear a heavy product under your eyes, it will crack and begin to look cakey throughout the day. Instead, consider applying a peach corrector first to counteract the greenish-purple tones and then layer a concealer in a tone one shade darker than your own to blend in with darker circles more naturally.
Apply The Right Way
How you apply your makeup can make or break your whole look! With a damp (not wet) beauty blender, lightly apply concealer in a triangle formation underneath your eyes, bringing it out towards your cheeks. Unlike a brush, a beauty blender will allow you to work into those fine lines underneath your eyes. Set with finishing spray, like this one from Skindinavia, to set your makeup to last throughout the day.