3 ways to set the eye area without making it look dry
We and the concealer – a love affair with a downside. On the one hand, it immediately makes us look awake, but the next moment it creeps into the fine folds of the lower eye area. Once powder comes into play, it just looks dry. If these problems sound familiar to you, you should quickly try these 3 ways to set your concealer and leave the dryness behind.
Concealer is without question an essential step in our makeup routine. We can safely do without foundation when we hold this glorious product in our hands. Eye bags? Disappeared! Pimples? Where were they again? And all other discolorations can also be excellently covered with concealer, for an even complexion. If there wasn’t just the problem with fixing. Why is there no solution for this? Oh right, we have them – and now we’re going to share them with you.
Fix concealer: Short 1×1 for understanding
To understand the math of makeup, a brief explanation is necessary. Creamy products – such as concealer & Co. – have a shiny finish, are more moisturizing and give the skin a youthful glow. However, creamy products also move on the face, slide into creases, wear off when touched and are not as long-lasting. In order to have something of our beautiful concealer for a particularly long time, we fix it with powder. This mattifies, holds the product in place and thereby increases durability – but can also look dry very quickly and accentuate wrinkles. How do you combine the best of both worlds? Set the eye area in place without making it look dry with these three ways.
1. The water-wind method
Have you ever ridden a bike in the rain? If you were wearing makeup, you know exactly what we’re talking about: the rain smudges the makeup while the wind practically cements it into your skin. The interplay of water and air is pure gold for the durability of your make-up! Well, if it doesn’t get smudged in the process.
We now make use of this knowledge. You apply your concealer as normal and set it with powder. Now you take a moisturizing make-up fixing spray – these are available both in drugstores and in the high-end sector like sand by the sea. Just make sure the spray is very fine. Spray this spray generously on your face and then: DO NOT MOVE! Let it soak in, even better would be a fan to dry it with. You can repeat this water-wind method as often as you like. The spray not only makes your concealer last longer, it also connects the powder layer to your skin and makes it look less dull and dry. Win win!
2. Set correctly
Just because you apply powder doesn’t mean it has to look dry. There’s a lot more to it than that How on than on that if. From concealer 1×1 we know: the more powder, the longer lasting, matt and drier. Since baking – a trend of applying an absurdly large amount of powder – has become popular, many tend to use more product than is even necessary. In truth, even a small amount of powder is enough to fix it, which consequently does not look dry.
Use a powder puff, preferably triangular in shape, so you can reach the inner corner of your eye. This will pick up a small amount of powder. Now comes the most important thing: Before you set the concealer with it, work the powder into the tassel on the back of your hand so that it is evenly distributed. So simply rub it on your skin in circular movements so that the same amount of powder is everywhere in the sponge and not just on the surface. Now fix the concealer from the inside to the outside with gentle tapping movements. If you need more powder, just repeat this step.
3. Powder is not just powder
Of course, the right product is also important when fixing concealer. Let’s call a spade a spade: Many products still have room for improvement, especially when it comes to a non-dry finish. So what to watch out for? Powders with light-reflecting – not glittering – reflections fix reliably and look glowy at the same time.
The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder is a prime example, but the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Brightening Flawless Finish and Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Light Catcher also stand out. In the drugstore, the elf Halo Glow Setting Powder, the Artdeco Eye Brightening Powder or the Zoeva Authentic Skin Finishing Powder are very good choices.
If your skin is properly hydrated and you follow these three tips, your concealer will never look dry or slip throughout the day.