FAVE: concealers

I have mentioned this before, but I have, no joke, 25 concealers AND I feel super justified in owning each and every one of them. One is great when my skin is feeling dry, one is great when I am being photographed and one is best suited for those natural days sans foundation! Whatever the occassion may be, you better believe that I have a concealer to match 👍🏼

On those natural days I reach first for my SkinFood “Salmon Dark Circle Corrector” and so do basically ALL my clients. I will convert everyone and their mama to this concealer – in fact my own mama uses this and prefers this to her other concealers. It cancels out dark circles with very little product lickity-split and feels hydrating and natural under the eye! I love this on my more mature clients because it looks so beautiful and dewy on the skin and doesn’t collect into fine lines and wrinkles. PRO TIP: I prefer to apply this with the e.l.f. blush brush, but you can pat into the skin with your ring finger as well! A little goes a really long way, so build up if you need more correcting.

For those full-glam days when I want nothing to move I reach for my Tarte “Shape Tape“!! This is a holy grail item in the beauty community and for very very good reason. I can use this under my eyes or on blemishes and it will set on it’s own even on the most oily of skin types. I pair this with a medium-full coverage foundation because the coverage is superb and the pigment is out of this world!! I looooooove this line because they offer so many color options for the fair and dark skinned babes, so everyone can find their match. I find that this applies very best on my dry skin by using a beautyblenderPRO TIP: before using a really full coverage concealer like this one I like to use a hydrating eye patch like THESE to ensure that my eyes don’t ever look cakey or dry. I DO ALSO find that this oxidizes on my skin a bit, so I highly, HIGHLY recommend grabbing a sample from Sephora to test out the best shade for you.

On days where my skin is feeling sad and dry, my dark circles prefer the iT Cosmetics “Bye Bye Undereye” concealer. You need less than a pea size amount of product to cover BOTH undereyes and you are left with no signs of dark and ALL signs of bright and glowing. I apply this with my fingertip and blend in with my beloved e.l.f. Blush Brush for full coverage! PRO TIP: If you find that this creases under your eyes, simply set it with a translucent powder – I swear by the brightening powder from Laura Mercier!!

My day to day favorite concealer that doesn’t need any setting, lasts all day and doesn’t go cakey on me is the “Radiant Creamy Concealer” from NARS! This boo is my ride or die that I can count on every.single.day. It looks beautiful with both light and full-coverage foundations and when I am at a loss, she pulls through. With 16 shades to choose from you are bound to find a shade for you!!

PRO TIP: I make sure that my concealer is 2-3 shades lighter than the foundation color that I use so that my eyes are bright! It is easier to find real real light colors in the high-end concealers so you fair babes should stick to higher quality concealers to make sure your eyes are bright and beautiful!!

 

xo – Kayti

 

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