Fake Eight Hours of Sleep

ZAP THAT TIRED LOOK AND PERK UP YOUR EYE AREA IN­STANTLY WITH CON­CEALER!

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Prep First

Mois­turise the skin around your eyes to cre­ate a smooth base for your makeup. If the area is de­hy­drated, your skin will ap­pear cakey.

Brighten Dark Un­der-eye Cir­cles

Ap­ply con­cealer in a shade clos­est to your nat­u­ral skin tone over the un­der­eye area. Then dab a light yel­low con­cealer over grey­ish ar­eas (which your usual con­cealer may not be able to hide) – this high­lights the skin and takes away the grey­ish cast, ex­plains makeup artist Larry Yeo.

Con­ceal Af­ter Ap­ply­ing Base

Dab foun­da­tion over blem­ishes be­fore us­ing a con­cealer, says makeup artist Clarence Lee. The foun­da­tion gives blem­ishes some cov­er­age so that you won’t have to ap­ply too much con­cealer.

Skip the Up­per Eye­lids

Avoid us­ing con­cealer on your up­per eye­lids as this can give you a heavy look and cause the con­cealer to crease, says Larry. The creas­ing will be even more ob­vi­ous if you ap­ply eye makeup af­ter the con­cealer. In­stead, use a makeup primer that is meant for the eye con­tours.

Use a Brush

Con­cealer will not ad­here prop­erly to your face if you ap­ply it us­ing your ngers, which also tend to pick up too much of it (read: prod­uct wastage!) and make skin look cakey. To ap­ply it prop­erly, squeeze some con­cealer onto the back of your hand, use a con­cealer brush to pick up the prod­uct a bit at a time, and lightly dab it over your un­der-eye cir­cles. Then use your ring nger to lightly pat the con­cealer from the in­ner to the outer eye cor­ners. Us­ing your ngers at this stage helps to warm up and soften the con­cealer, mak­ing it eas­ier to blend. To limit the amount of con­cealer you need, ap­ply a touch of liq­uid foun­da­tion un­der the eyes rst, ad­vises Larry.

Tex­ture Rules

As the skin around the eyes tends to be dry, choose light­weight, creamy con­ceal­ers that con­tain moisturising in­gre­di­ents. A highly pig­mented, opaque for­mula that gives high cov­er­age can look too heavy un­der the eyes.

THE BODY SHOP ALLIN-ONE CON­CEALER, $22.90 EL­IZ­A­BETH AR­DEN FLAW­LESS FIN­ISH COR­RECT­ING AND HIGH­LIGHT­ING PERFECTOR, $40

LAURA MERCIER SE­CRET CAM­OU­FLAGE BRUSH, $40

CHANEL CORRECTEUR PER­FEC­TION LONG LAST­ING CON­CEALER, $44

LAURA MERCIER

HIGH COV­ER­AGE CON­CEALER,

$42

SHISEDO SHEER EYE ZONE COR­REC­TOR, $45

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