Having Problems Keeping Under Eye Concealer in Place? Try These Tips
One of the best tools in your makeup kit is often concealer, as it can hide all kinds of things you may not want to draw attention to. And one of the most common spots to use concealer is under your eyes to help conceal dark circles, discoloration, and even camouflage puffiness. But having said that, under eye concealers are notorious for creasing, moving around, bunching up, settling in fine lines, and wearing off throughout the day. So, what can you do to fix the problem?
We’ve gone ahead and put together some information and tips that can help you keep your under-eye concealer in place and look great all day long.
1. Set Your Concealer in Place with Powder
You don't need to have oily skin in order to benefit from setting powder in certain areas, and one of those is your under eye. After applying your concealer, allow it to dry for a couple of seconds, gently tapping out any creases, and then apply a very light layer of translucent setting powder. You want to be careful not to apply too much - you only need a very light layer.
What this does is set the concealer into place helping to ward off creasing, bunching up, and even fading. This is especially helpful if you have a long day ahead and need your concealer to stay put.
2. Ensure You Aren't Using Too Much Concealer
Another tip is to scale back on the amount of concealer you are using. The heavier the layer you apply, the more likely you will notice creasing. If you find that a light layer of your concealer isn’t covering enough, use a fuller coverage concealer.
3. Start Using Eye Cream
Applying a hydrating under eye cream can also aid in keeping concealer in place and prevent it from looking cakey. It’s a good idea to try samples first before deciding which one works best for your needs and plays best with your concealer.
4. Excessive Squinting Can Move Around Concealer
Another problem that you may not even be aware of is excessive squinting that can result in concealer moving around and settling into fine lines. There are plenty of reasons you may be squinting such as not wearing sunglasses while out in the sun, allergies, or even the fact you are having a hard time seeing. If you are squinting in order to improve your vision, it may be time to schedule an eye exam.
Regular eye exams are the best way to determine if you’re in need of corrective eyewear to remedy the squinting you’ve been doing. Eliminate the squinting and you won’t have to worry about that concealer moving around.
5. Try Applying with Fingertips
If you're in the habit of applying your under-eye concealer with a brush or sponge, try using your fingertips instead. This ensures you don't use too much, and the warmth of your fingertips helps to move the product around and blend it in better.
6. Budge-Proof Under Eye Concealer
By using these tips and advice, you’ll be able to enjoy a budget-proof under-eye concealer.