Beauty Tip # 362: Where do I apply concealer?

Under the eyes – this is where discolouration is most prominent. Between the inner eye and the nose – this area often shows discoloration and can even make you look tired.
The outer eye, where the upper and lower lid join, there is often a dark line of discoloration that can draw down the eye.
You can also apply concealer to cover broken blood vessels and skin irregularities and blemishes and anything else you would like to disapear!

Apply concealer with a small brush or concealer brush. This way you can apply the product in the same shape and size necessary. If you use your finger, the size of the area you cover is dependent on the size of your finger.




Beauty Tip # 852: Concealer or foundation first?

Apply foundation first and then your concealer. By applying the foundation first, you can see exactly what areas you require more coverage. As you apply the concealer you will see if more or less is required.



Smashbox High Definition Concealer

Tell me someone who doesn’t suffer from an occasional breakout. I have super skin envy with anyone that has flawless skin, but does anyone actually have perfect skin all the time? I’m sure everyone suffers from slight imperfections on occasion – unfortunately. Growing up, I had perfectly clear skin. Now, well… I don’t. If I break out, I freak out! It’s horrible, awful and embarrassing. Fortunately there is concealer to fix these problem areas (thank goodness!). This is a makeup must-have and I always carry this around with me just in case. A little bit of concealer instantly makes everything feel better. If you can’t see it, it doesn’t exist… right!?

Smashbox High Definition Concealer (A$28.95) covers imperfections and dark circles. It leaves a natural finish and instantly smoothes skin. This liquid formula is weightless and as well as making your imperfections disappear, it is actually good for your skin. It has cell-energising ribose, soy, angelica extract and caffeine to reduce redness, dark circles and under eye puffiness. Soft focus pearls reflect light to minimise the appearance of blemishes and fine lines. I find this concealer is really easy to blend and it provides buildable coverage.

Start by using a concealer brush, small foundation brush or your fingers and apply dabs of concealer. Lightly tap and blend in under the eye area and over any imperfections. When blending under the eye area, try blending from the outer corners in to keep concealer from settling into fine lines under the eyes.
Concealer should be applied using a very light hand to avoid becoming obvious. Remember that you are trying to cover a trouble zone, not point it out by using too much product.

Comes in 6 shades:

INGREDIENTS: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane , PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Propanediol, Polysilicone-11, Sodium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Decyl Glucoside, Dimethicone, Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate , Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Silica, Methicone, Ribose, Soy Isoflavones, Lecithin, Polysorbate 80, Alcohol, Angelica Archangelica Root Extract, Caffeine, Sodium Salicylate, Lysolecithin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Aspartame, Soybean Germ Extract, Coleus Forskohlii Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer

I just purchased the adjust green-toned primer by Smashbox. I am so in love with this miracle product. It is lightweight and makes your skin feel really soft and silky without leaving it oily. It also actually works – amazing! The redness on my face doesn’t come through my foundation anymore. It has also seriously increased my foundations staying power.

These primers are fantastic for colour correcting, wrinkle reducing, and dark spot defying. It creates a perfect canvas for foundation application and evens out skin tone with its blend of antioxidants, vitamins A & E, and soothing botanicals like lemongrass, aloe and orchid complex. The totally unique oil-free formula helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer, younger-looking skin. It is also stored in a new square airless pump for freshness to the last drop – no more digging around in the bottom of the bottle for all that wasted product!

BLEND is apricot-toned to even out skin tone and counteract discoloration and dark spots.
BALANCE is lavender-toned to brighten dull or sallow skin.
ADJUST is green-toned to reduce redness.

cyclopentasiloxane, cyclomethicone, dimethicone crosspolymer, ethylhexyl salicylate, retinyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, cymbidium grandiflorum flower extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, caprylic/capric triglyceride, talc, methicone, dimethicone, isopropylparaben, isobutylparaben, butylparaben. may contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides, chromium oxide greens, chromium hydroxide green, ultramarines

Apply your choice of primer to clean or moisturised skin and blend over the entire face or only to problem areas with your fingertips. Apply your foundation on top of the primer – this will increase its longevity. Or wear alone for a velvety-smooth finish.
For additional coverage, blend a concealer over any imperfections.

I have recently become a massive fan of Smashbox and I seriously cannot get enough. Stay tuned for more Smashbox products next week. I’ll let you know what else I have acquired recently.