Do I Need to Set My Under-Eye Concealer?

“You spend time putting on your makeup. You pay close attention to the meticulous application of your favorite products. You’re proud of your masterful technique, and flawless execution. Then later on in the day, the area under your eyes looks like a cracked, dry desert lake bed.”

Setting concealer under your eyes can help it stay put but may also exaggerate lines and dryness. Here’s how to apply concealer without drawing attention to the flaws you’d rather forget.

Under-eye concealer can work miracles, diminishing the appearance of dark circles, evening out skin tone, and even highlighting gorgeous eyes. Setting concealer under the eyes—whether with powder, setting spray, or some other product—is the subject of some controversy in the beauty world.

If you don’t set your concealer, you might end up with a smeared mess that melts away before lunch. But if you do, the products you use could settle into creases, creating a haggard appearance.

So what should you do? As with most things in the cosmetics world, it begins with knowing your skin type…

 

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How to Remove Your Makeup: 7 Tips From Cosmetics Experts

“If you wear makeup, you may have noticed that simply washing your face doesn’t always result in completely clean skin. If you haven’t noticed this, test your cleansing skills one night: Wash your face as you typically would and pat dry.  At night, you should night you should first focus on removing your makeup, then follow up by washing your face with a rinse-off facial cleanser.”

Woman removing makeup

Everyone likes a fresh start. If you want to wake up with clean, glowing skin, then you absolutely must take off all your makeup. You’re doing your skin the ultimate favor by taking off your makeup at night. Sleeping with your face makeup on can lead to dry skin, acne, and even wrinkles caused by collagen breakdown — and that’s just face makeup. Leaving eye makeup on causes its own set of problems, including eye infections, eye irritation, styes, and broken eyelashes. Removing your makeup every night is a skin care necessity.

Read on for seven tips on how to remove makeup completely from makeup experts. We consulted with Laura Mercier, creator of Laura Mercier Cosmeticsand celebrity makeup artist Maria Verel to find out how to take off makeup like a pro…

 

Read more: https://www.allure.com/story/how-to-remove-your-makeup-2013