The Concealer Trick No One Told You

We all dread dark circles especially if you were genetically blessed with with them like me. It seems as if no matter how much concealer we put on these bad boys still peak through. However, today I’m going to tell you the easiest trick to add more pigment to ANY concealer to help disguise those under eye bags.

All you need to do is before applying concealer take some on the back of your hand or on a mixing plate and add some loose powder. Mix the two together and WA LA! Apply it on your eye with a flat concealer brush and you’ll see how much more pigment you concealer has. Be careful not to go overboard with the power because depending on the concealer you use, it can cause dryness. 

The swatch on the left shows concealer by itself and the swatch on the right shows concealer with loose powder

You may ask what kind of loose powder? I’ve used this trick with a few. One being the Sacha Buttercup powder in light and the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. For the Rimmel powder, since it is a pressed powder I simply just scrape at the pan to loosen the powder. You can also use translucent powders as well such as the Laura Mercier Translucent powder. These three are the only ones I have used but feel free to experiment with any pressed or loose powders you have right now. 

PRO TIP: When doing this trick it works best to apply the concealer with a flat brush underneath your eye and then blend it out with your fingers. You can use a beauty blender but fingers work like magic for me. 

Give this trick a try and let me know how you liked it!