Hey Chicas,

I recently purchased a new concealer. I went out and bought Bobbi Brown's Creamy Concealer Kit, in Beige.



This kit includes Creamy Concealer on top and Sheer Finish Loose Powder on bottom to set concealer. This product is available on her website BobbiBrownCosmentics.com for $32.




I picked mine up at my Bobbi Brown counter so I could insure I recieved the proper color and to make sure I didn't need a corrector as well. [thankfully I didn't need a corrector!]

This is a very thick, yet creamy concealer. It's not cakey on my skin at all. I have very oily skin and if the consistancy of a concealer is too thin it tends to slide and cake on my face, so the thicker the better when it comes to concealers and my skin type.


It is always best to apply your moisturizer, then apply a primer, and then foundation to your face, and the same goes for the eye area as it needs an eye cream to prevent fine lines from trapping in the product and to give your under eye that flawless, smooth, and awake look. Many people don't think this is a nessacary step, but let me tell you IT IS! Not only for a flawless face, but this area of the face is in desperate need of delicate and constant moisture, and it helps with age lines too!

So far I'm loving this concealer and I decided I would wait another week to do a full review on this product, but I thought I would share the steps that I use when applying concealer.

This can all vary by weather and season [if it's winter I tend to get a bit of dry skin] so since it's spring/summer I will show you how I've been appling this particular product and show you some before and after pictures so you can see this product in action!


Now I have already applied a moisutizer (Clinque Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel), an eye cream (Rare Minerals Active Triple Treatment Eye Cream) and a primer (MAC Matte Creme) to my face and under eye area.

Here are the steps I use to conceal those pesky dark circles!










Step 1.) Find a concealer brush with synthetic hair as synthetic brushes tend to work wonders with cream products. It holds onto the cream products better than natural hair brushes and it transfers &/or blends these products out wonderfully too! This goes for all cream based products like: foundations, gel liner, eye bases, etc..












Step 2.) Apply the product onto the brush, don't get to much onto the brush at first. Always start with a little amount of the product and build it up to the desired coverage. Remember, it is always easier to add more of a certain product then to take it off and remove excess product!



Step 3.) Looking into your mirror, tilt your head down, like your tucking your chin into your chest. Now, you can really see those dark circles we all love! I use this method to really see the dark shadows I wouldn't normally see looking head on into the mirror. Using the good old "tilt and tuck" method ^_^ start applying the concealer to the darkest areas under the eye and gradually build up the coverage as needed.

Step 4.) This is such an important step and uses the best ole' inexpensive tools, your hands! This is where your body heat and the right amount of pressure will make a lovely combination to blend the product evenly and discretely into the skin. I recommend using your ring finger and gently press the tip of the finger into the skin while rolling the finger side to side to make sure the product is evenly distributed onto the delicate eye area for a flawless and awake face!



Here is the finished result! Now, on the left I've used Bobbi Brown's Concealer Kit [without setting powder applied] and on the right I haven't put any product onto the under eye area. I think it makes a difference in my eyes! I think I look more awake and perky than without a concealer!




I hope this helped you guys out with your concealing techniques and I hope I could give you some new tips and tricks to put to good use next time your get ready to conceal!



Thanks for stopping by!






10 Response to 'Beauty School 101- Steps in Concealing the Under Eye Area'
  1. Beyond Me
    http://makeupbykaylena.blogspot.com/2010/04/beauty-school-101-steps-in-concealing.html?showComment=1270446484408#c8141781097585042462'> April 5, 2010 at 12:48 AM
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    Hi (; Thanks for following my blog! You have an amazing talent at makeup! Your looks are gorgeous and fierce (: Keep them coming (:

     

  2. missy_ellie_uk
    http://makeupbykaylena.blogspot.com/2010/04/beauty-school-101-steps-in-concealing.html?showComment=1270464689251#c5191275086447427619'> April 5, 2010 at 5:51 AM
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    That looks great, I have the worst dark circles that are unfortunately genetic and can't get rid of, so I'm always on a mission for a good under-eye concealer! This one looks really good, I'll have to give it a try!

    Ellie <3

    missyellieuk.blogspot.com

     

  3. lovelyviolet5
    http://makeupbykaylena.blogspot.com/2010/04/beauty-school-101-steps-in-concealing.html?showComment=1270467721704#c5376774153149626257'> April 5, 2010 at 6:42 AM
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    I didnt know about the brush!!!Thanks for sharring it!!The consealer looks gorgeous!!!

     

  4. Jane
    http://makeupbykaylena.blogspot.com/2010/04/beauty-school-101-steps-in-concealing.html?showComment=1270476796485#c6200372461519978578'> April 5, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    i've been wanting to try this concealer! (i need to run out the mac one i have tho 1st.) it looks like it works! thx!

    makeupaddict00.blogspot.com

     

  5. awful beautiful disarray
    http://makeupbykaylena.blogspot.com/2010/04/beauty-school-101-steps-in-concealing.html?showComment=1270489283325#c5225616189639928653'> April 5, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    Wow that looks amazing!!! I love your makeup looks they are so gorgeous!

    Great blog! :D
    Ashley
    awfulbeautifuldisarray.blogspot.com

     

  6. MakeupByKaylena
    http://makeupbykaylena.blogspot.com/2010/04/beauty-school-101-steps-in-concealing.html?showComment=1270580270565#c8559089719258354916'> April 6, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    @Beyond Me
    You're welcome hun! You have an awseome blog!

    Thanks so much for the nice comments! ^_^ Mwah!


    XO

     

  7. MakeupByKaylena
    http://makeupbykaylena.blogspot.com/2010/04/beauty-school-101-steps-in-concealing.html?showComment=1270580432914#c6807473262900123998'> April 6, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    @lovelyviolet5

    Glad to share tips! & I'm glad you learned something! Thnx doll ^_^


    XO

     

  8. MakeupByKaylena
    http://makeupbykaylena.blogspot.com/2010/04/beauty-school-101-steps-in-concealing.html?showComment=1270580549073#c7527416978439216999'> April 6, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    @Jane

    I have the MAC Concealer [in the pot] and I think this one works better on my skin type, it's much creamier and it has more moisturizing elements in it than my MAC one! Def. try it out when you get the chance! ^_^

    XO

     

  9. MakeupByKaylena
    http://makeupbykaylena.blogspot.com/2010/04/beauty-school-101-steps-in-concealing.html?showComment=1270580580261#c4645341493549645345'> April 6, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    @awful beautiful disarray

    Thanks so much doll, your comments make my day! ^_^ They're so nice!

    XO

     

  10. MakeupByKaylena
    http://makeupbykaylena.blogspot.com/2010/04/beauty-school-101-steps-in-concealing.html?showComment=1270580722238#c8234809839406845424'> April 6, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    @missy_ellie_uk

    As do I! My mother passed her dark cirles onto mi! Plus being a mother, school and work...I need something to make me look AWAKE in the morning and so far, this product is doing a fantastic job!

    XO

     

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