If you have dark circles and apply concealer and/or corrector to address that issues, then I’m sure that you are all too familiar with the dreaded under eye creasing. That area of the eye (especially on me) has fine lines that makeup loves to settle into creating little streaks of concentrated makeup under the eye (un-affectionately referred to as ‘creasing’). There are a boat load of products that are marketed and promise “no creasing.” But the reality is that where there are fine lines and wrinkles creasing is just inevitable. Of course, you want to use products that minimize it as much as possible, but nothing lasts forever.
|The LA Girl ProConceal Concealers that I’ve been using lately.|
Lately, I’ve been wearing the LA Girl ProConceal Concealers for my under eye concealer which apply smoothly and are great for concealing, but they crease after a few hours. And I figured applying a good setting powder would be a great way to stave off that creasing for a few more hours. I had been using my Bobbi Brown Yellow loose powder that came with my Almond concealer (the concealer’s gone, but I’ve kept the combo around because I still have powder left). This is a product specifically formulated to set creamy to liquid concealers that go under the eye. It worked alright for the creasing. However, the yellow color was a little too yellow for my complexion. As the Bobbi Brown setting powder started to dwindle down, I started to look for another setting powder that would work as a good replacement. I wanted the replacement to prevent the creasing, but I didn’t want it to be such a stark contrast to my skin color/undertone. And then I remembered Wonders of Beauty had written a post about under eye setting powder. Because her makeup application is flawless and we are the same make up shade (Mac’s NC 50), I knew she’d be a great source for a recommendation. I found this post where she talks about what she was currently using under her eyes and how she applies it to that area. So, of course I purchased the Black Opal Invisible Oil Blocking Loose Powder on her recommendation (less than $8 at Wal-mart).