How do you apply under-eye concealer?

How do you apply under-eye concealer? Share your techniques!

I like to pat in place with my fingertip initially, then blend with a fluffy brush (something like the MAC 217 in shape), and then lightly press setting or finishing powder to keep it in place.

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Gillian Avatar

So far I’ve only found two concealers that set on me and don’t migrate into the fine lines under my eyes.They’re the Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener (in Porcelain Peach) and the Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer (in Fair). I apply them with my finger first and then wait for them to almost set completely then I blend with my MAC 224, that way I get good coverage and and because they set I don’t need to use a powder to keep the concealer in place. I highly recommend both of these concealers if you have trouble getting your it to stay put without the use of powder which can make your under eyes look cakey. 🙂

Gillian Avatar

Thanks. I have really dark circles so I need a good concealer but some of the best coverage concealers crease really badly on me even if I powder them. The Tarte concealer has better coverage than the Bobbi Brown one so it’s a good choice if you feel like that’s something you need. I certainly do! I hope you get on well with the Tarte concealer. 🙂

Ryou Avatar

Depends on the concealer. For liquid consistency I like to dot them straight under the eyes then blend with my ring finger or a round synthetic brush. For thicker, creamier concealers I like to apply them directly with my fingertips or a brush. I like Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush and Ecotools Airbrush Concealer Brush to blend.

Lulle Avatar

It really depends on the texture of the concealer. With very fluid concealers I like to make little dots with the applicator and then lightly pat with my finger to blend. With creamier products I use a flat synthetic brush to spread on the under-eye area, then again pat with fingertips.

Aisha Avatar

I use Maybelline fit me concealer. I dot it with the the wand and blend it with the pointed end of beauty blender. For me beauty blender gives the best result and takes off any access product and then I set it with Ben Nye banana powder or Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder.

Ivanna Avatar

I apply it first after moisturizer, then do a few more things in the restroom before going to my vanity. I apply the rest of my foundation, then concealer in other spots. At this point, I smooth out any creases with my finger, then pat translucent powder with a fluffy blending eyeshadow blush on my undereyes and on lids. Lastly, I apply brightening corrector powder where needed on the undereyes, and corrent its brightness with a little bit of peach blush if it’s too light for my face.

Mariella Avatar

I usually use IT Cosmetics and that requires a bit of warming up between my fingers. Then I apply it onto my dark circles and draw it into a “V” shape. Then I blend with the absolutely marvelous Sephora Pro Cream Shadow brush (I’ve got 2 and had my husband cut the handle shorter on the one I use for concealer so I can get close enough to the mirror to see what I am doing). I then set with powder (lately I’ve been liking Bourjois Java Rice Powder but most of the time, I use either Nars setting powder, Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder or Bare Minerals Well-Rested).

patsyann Avatar

Right after applying my daytime eye cream, I pat on my concealer( Ben Nye Blue Neutralizer NB1)with a tiny Japonesque concealer brush. I blend a bit and then I set with either Well Rested or Ben Nye’s Banana powder. I use an other wise useless Sigma brush E36 for the powder. Works well for me.

anne Avatar

really poorly. i can’t find one product that doesn’t look like the dried, cracked ground of the sahara desert on me. i use a hydrating eye creme (dermatologica) underneath, wait a few minutes, then use a tiny amount of nars creamy radiant whatever, or touche eclat, or laura geller caulk, or benefit eye-bright, with the same result–it looks awful. i don’t really have dark “circles”, per se, but dark areas at the inner and outer corners of each eye. no mua has really solved this problem for me.

Valerie C. Avatar

Philosophy Hope in a Tube as a base, Bobbi Brown Corrector and Concealer in porcelain applied with a flat concealer brush, then patted in. If it creases I just swipe MAC 217 and it’s perfect.

Maggie Avatar

I pat on IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye with my ring finger–the warmth from my finger seems to help it melt in. If needed, I blend with the pointed part of a Beauty Blender but I usually just set with powder.

Shan Avatar

I’m having a sever dark circle since i’m lack of sleeping nowadays, so it’s a routine for me to use a concealer. My best choice is Bobbi Brown single concealer in Light Peach or YSL Touche Eclat in shade 2, then i’d pat it lightly with my hands (or something using brush too)

fancie Avatar

I like to start off by stippling my concealer into my skin and then buffing it out to blend. I also like to use my Beauty Blender as it’s really quick and convenient. Plus, I love the airbrush effect it gives. Once I have it all blended in I press a bit of Ben Nye banana powder on top to set

calimom Avatar

I use the Maybelline “eraser” with a sponge tip and then smooth with a concealer brush. I do this before foundation. After foundation I set my whole face with loose powder but under eyes I use a bit of powder patted in with my finger and smoothed with a clean eyeshadow brush that I use only for this purpose.

EnhancedbyGheiy Avatar

I use Naturactor coverface #141. Dab a little under the eyes using ring finger (weakest finger for less wrinkles) then twice on lower part which is darker and even extend a little bit downwards like an inverted right triangle. But since Naturactor coverface can also be used as a foundation, I apply it on my whole face and neck. Last is Ben Nye banana as finishing powder or sometimes Max Factor in Truly Fair 🙂

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