How do you apply under-eye concealer?

I lightly apply the initial product with a flat, concealer brush or fingertip (depending on the concealer’s packaging), and then I use a fluffy, highlighting brush (but synthetic) for blending and lightly buffing the product into the area. Alternatively, a fluffy eyeshadow blending brush works well for the area, too!
Sometimes I set, sometimes I don’t, but if I set with powder, I’ll use a sponge or a flat, natural hair brush (like Wayne Goss Air Brush).

— Christine
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I am using the Cle de Peau concealer now and it has a twist up product so I use the flat side of a traditional foundation brush and get product then pat the flat side under my eyes. If I need to extend towards the tear duct I will use the short, narrow end of the brush. The brush that I use is synthetic and I find I get much better coverage with the patting motion. I generally set my concealer and I use the Wayne Goss Airbrush and generally RCMA No Color Powder for that. When I was using the Tarte Shape Tape for under my eyes I had to be very careful not to apply too much product and since the applicator is so big that was hard to accomplish so I would rub the applicator on the back of my hand to get some product and then would dab it where I needed it and then use the smaller end of a dampened beauty blender to blend out. I am still using the Tarte Shape Tape for concealing some scars from a cat scratch from 2 years ago.

After primer and foundation, before powder. If it’s a liquid concealer with a doefoot applicator, I apply directly to undereye in a few stripes radiating from the inner corner of the eye. If it’s a squeeze tube, I squeeze into my hand to warm it up and use a small concealer brush.

Then I lightly tap with my ring finger to blend and spread. The heat from my finger helps melt it. I also use the fingertip to tap into the sides of the nose bridge and inner corner of eyes.

Then I’ll use a beauty blender sponge with leftover foundation to tap and blend the edges around the top of my cheekbones.

For setting, I use a velour puff with loose powder to press into my whole face. Then I’ll use a fluffy brush to sweep away any excess powder. Sometimes, I’ll use a peachy or yellow powder to help brighten the undereye.

I don’t like to bake. It’s very drying and makes my eyes look crepe-y and worse.

I’m using Bye Bye Undereye lately (which I will admit is growing on me) and it is suuuper thick. So, I dispense a tiny amount onto my ring finger, dab as equally as I can onto each undereye area, and then the other, then pat pat pat pat pat away. I apply to both my undereye and lid, then set with RCMA No Color powder using my WG Airbrush.

I use a now discontinued Sephora cream eyeshadow brush (I think it’s the #28), the handle of which I had my husband cut short. It’s the BEST brush for the job as well as being amazing for cream shadows (I have a 2nd one for that use with the handle un-cut). Because I often use MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, which I pump into a small sample jar, since too much product comes out, I use a Starbucks or Second Cup “stir stick/stopper” to dab the concealer where I want it and then the #28 to blend it in. Then I use a MAC 224 brush to apply Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder or Hourglass Ambient Light Powder to set the concealer.

Pretty much the same: flat brush or finger to get product in the area then buff with synthetic. I like Marc Jacobs concealer brush for that purpose. I always set because any shine in the area just draws attention to my deep seated grooves. Agree: Goss Air Brush is absolutely perfect for spot powdering; so glad I bought two of those badboys because I use it for blush as well.

I use the wand applicator to apply to my face. I use my current go-to ELF foundation to blend. I set with Laura M., Bobbi B. Golden Orange or Sascha Buttercup powder.

I apply under eye concealer with a damp beauty sponge (Beauty Blender or Real Techniques) and set it with a sweep of translucent powder. I absolutely love the way the sponge makes my under eye area look!

I will be picking up tips here! Interested to hear how everyone approaches this step.

I use my ring finger. Pat and smooth, that’s it. I’m going to try Christine’s buffing suggestion with a synthetic brush, and see how I like that.

I use a bit of concealer under my foundation, as well as after foundation is applied. I’ve always done that and now it’s a mindless habit.

It depends on the concealer. But my usual routine, is:

After foundation, I’ll apply a light peach corrector under each eye. Focusing on my inner corners where i’m the darkest. (I like MUFE’s corrector, and NYX’s dark medium under eye corrector, for correcters!)

9 times out of 10 I use a liquid concealer next, (My faves are Tarte Shape Tape, KVD Lock it Concealer Creme, NARS Radiant Creamy) and i do THREE DOTS under each eye. then I take a flat, paddle foundation brush and i’ll tape the concealer into place.

I’ll then take ELF’s highlighting brush, and use that to roll and pat translucent powder under my eyes to set!!

Then I’m done!!! I crease no matter what I use/do. So I’m just used to my dehydration lines showing up. It doesn’t bother me one bit.

I apply a few dots with doe foot or sponge tip applicator or fingers in targeted area. I blend with elf fluffy concealer brush using stippling motion until blended

If it has a wand, I will dab 3-4 small dots on the area and then pat it into place with my fingertip. If it is a pump type or tube, I will put enough for both undereyes on my ring finger, transfer half to my opposite ring finger, and pat it into the corresponding undereye. As for setting it, I generally don’t anymore. If I do, it will be with a sparse bit of my usual finishing powder, WnW Reserve Your Cabana.

I use my finger to apply and blend it is a thin consistency concealer so it blends easily. I have a powder for under the eye for setting it and it really looks nice but I don’t use it at all even though it looks nice because I don’t like the idea of putting powder directly under the eye because they can be drying and aging over time.

I use NARS RCC mainly so I apply it in the thinnest coat possible in a vauge triangle shape and pat in with my finger until it’s mostly set and then I bounce it the rest of the way in with a damp BB.

30 minutes to an hour after I’ve applied eye cream I will pat on an undereye primer (currently, Smashbox). After that I dot a corrector (Giorgio Armani Master Corrector) in the very corner, where my circles are deepest, and blend using finger pats. Next up is 3 or 4 dabs of concealer (Urban Decay Naked Skin) tapped out with my finger then fully blend in using a damp beauty sponge. I don’t always feel I need to powder, and I never “bake”, but if I do set the area I use the ByTerry Hyaluronic Powder or the Besame brightening powder and apply with a very fluffy brush.

Fortunately I don’t need one. I tried it in my younger, wild days running on hangovers and no sleep tho and even in my early twenties it gave the appearance of fine lines on me. Now it really pronounces wrinkles. Have tried several in recent years to try and highlight under my eyes and they all make me look wrinkly.

I apply either with the doe-foot applicator it comes with in the case of something like the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer or the UD Naked Skin Concealer, or with a Zoeva 142 Concealer and Buffer brush if it’s in a pot like the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer. Then I blend it in with my fingers, a Beauty Blender, or aforementioned Zoeva concealer brush depending on what kind of coverage I’m looking for or what works best with that particular product.

I use an eye cream when I do my skin care before make up and I also use an under eye primer by ELF. First I apply my foundation and then I mix a little dab of whatever eye cream I’m using with IT Cosmetics BYE BYE Under Eye. Then I pat that in with my finger. Then finish blending with a damp beauty blender. I never use powder or set.

I have never actually used under eye concealer – I wear thick, black spectacle frames so there doesn’t seem to much point, as I have shadows there anyway, regardless.

I initially place the concealer w/ a flat concealer brush, then I buff it in w/ a small but dense brush (the Morphe M173, it looks & feels just like a round top kabuki but it’s smaller) & then I bounce over w/ my Beauty Blender. I always set my undereye concealer and for that I use a small fluffy brush (the Real Techniques setting brush.)

If I am going to use concealer, it would be after foundation and before powder. I just dab it on and smooth it with my fingers or a brush.
I hardly ever use it now.

I have very dark circles thanks to my Italian heritage, lol. One time I used the NARS Creamy Concealer and it faded at the end of the night, with my dark blue smoky eye, I looked like I had two black eyes. After trying out a few different concealers I discovered the it Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye and their peach corrector. I apply the corrector with a small lip brush dotting it under my eyes straight from the container and pat it with my Sigma P84. The concealer comes in a tube so I take a small dot on the back of my hand and dot it on with the same small brush under the eyes and in a triangle. Then I dab it again with the P84. Right before setting it with powder I pat it again with my ring finger to help alleviate any lines. I got a sample of MUFE powder and that is what I use to set.

I don’t use it on a daily basis but for those days when I look like I lack sleep I first do my foundation then apply the concealer in top. A few thatxwirk fir me I’m very pale are the Maybelline Fit Me one the highliter one. Or WetnWild Dulce de Keche powder is excellent on me. I’m liking the latest stuck concealer they came up with this Spring i rub it a bit on my index finger it helps it melt then dab in my under eyes. These oruducts have been excellent on my skin hardly noticeable. If I notice anything standing out I use the sponge with left over foundation and just dab it dirt if an eraser.

If the concealer has a pump (Mac Pro Longwear), I put a pump on the back of my hand, use my ring finger to apply the concealer, blend it in with said finger, and then use a damp Beauty Blender to blend the rest in. For a concealer with a wand, I apply it with a wand and then use the same finger blending and then sponge blending as I would do with a concealer with a pump.

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