Sunday, June 28, 2015

Why You May Want to Reconsider Using Your Finger to Blend Your Under Eye Concealer!


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Don't hide behind sunglasses for dark under eye circles.  Instead, discover how to better cover them for ideal coverage! 


Of course, you can apply your under eye concealer with a finger.  I have often done that.  It is quick and always saves you from cleaning an extra makeup brush.  However, I stopped once I understood why I kept needing to change one formula of under eye concealer for the next. 

What I learned is that the oils in our fingers warm as we blend that concealer, causing the formula to thin out instead of give more substantial coverage as intended. I found that relying on a concealer brush really made the concealer cover more thoroughly.  

Excited by this finding, I decided to test this theory on a few other liquid under eye concealers that I was about to toss that were still in my makeup bag.  Believe it or not, a concealer brush will help improve the quality of that darkness coverage most of the time. I cannot say all of those under eye concealers passed the test to my satisfaction because some formulas were still less than perfect, but there was a definite difference.

I dare you to try this same experiment before you replace a concealer that hasn’t lived up to your expectations.  You just might find that the cause of that poor under eye coverage isn’t coming from the product itself–-only from the addition of the oils from your fingers as you work it into to your skin to change the integrity of its formula.

2 comments:

Brenda said...

That's very interesting. I don't use eye concealer, but I do use my fingers for applying my makeup.

Mary Balandiat (Nuts 4 Stuff) said...

Despite having an extra brush to wash, it really is worth it to use a brush. It does help cover the darkness so much better.