Concealers, especially from the premium brands, can be quite a costly item; and you could even pay out for one and then find it is not a true match to your own skin tone. Do we really need them? Why run this risk and face being out of pocket a princely sum when you could try this simple technique and “cheat”? Put to use a simple, uncomplicated item which you probably already have in your make up supplies instead!
“So what do I need?” I hear you ask. Well, the magic ingredient is this; a simple white eyeliner pencil! (You will also need your usual foundation and some loose powder.)
There are three very good reasons to adopt this technique; the first being that should you not already have one, a white eyeliner pencil is a relatively inexpensive item, costing in the region of £3.00 for one of decent quality. Secondly, these items are a long lasting product. Eyeliner pencils can last for as much as year, with the real beauty being they are refreshed with every sharpening. The third point is the actual result itself; your spot will appear to completely vanish and not just be disguised under a creamy layer of product that could easily rub off. It will actually become incorporated with the rest of your make up, rather than just be covered up!
In order to implement this approach, first of all apply your foundation evenly on cleansed, toned and moisturised skin, including over the affected area. This will create a flawless base on which to work. Then, using a clean, soft, white eyeliner pencil, dot the spot gently several times. Once this is done, then set the area, using some loose powder, by dabbing lightly over the top. Should you have black skin, then the same principles apply, except that you should use a darker eye pencil instead.
By following these simple steps you will completely transform the offending area. The spot will be totally blended in with the rest of your make up, rather than clumsily hidden!
An extra, clever tip is to then use the same white pencil to line the rims of your eyes. The effect of doing this is that it will brighten the lower lid and will create the illusion of making your eyes appear larger and fresher. This will draw attention away from any imperfections on your face and aim the focus on your eyes instead!