Concealers—they’re magic potions for our skin when we’ve had a rough night or when we’ve been partying a tad too much and waking up to tired looking under eyes. If this is also your story, you might know that concealers can crease and look cakey under the eyes after a point. While doing away with them is absolutely not an option, what you can do is use our tricks and tips to save your concealer from creasing…
Use a minimal amount at first
 

Use a minimal amount at first

Yeah, we know you’re all excited about concealing those dark circles but over-applying is only going to make things worse. Make sure you apply just a wee bit and then dab/use a concealer sponge to set it under the eyes. If required, go for a little more but don’t cake it up too much as that is sure to cause creasing.

Go over with a compact
 

Go over with a compact

Applying makeup can be both fun and tedious. There are so many steps to the finishing process but if you truly wish to avoid concealer creasing, make sure you apply compact powder over the concealer so it sets perfectly. But while you’re at it, make sure you apply the compact quick otherwise the concealer tends settle into your fine lines. You can use the Lakmé 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact that’ll set matte and give you coverage.

Use an effective concealer
 

Use an effective concealer

Creasing largely depends on the kind of products you use. Use something that’s easy to hold and one that blends well with the skin. Make sure the texture isn’t overtly drying as that would surely make your concealer crease. We’ve been relying on the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick with SPF 20 as our go-to concealer. This one comes in fair and medium shades so you get coverage along with protection from the sun.

Layer your concealer routine
 

Layer your concealer routine

Again—not exactly the best thing for you lazy ones but this step is crucial to concealer application. Just like you prep your skin for foundation to stay longer, you also prep your under eyes so your concealer stays put and doesn’t crease. Do so by using a hydrating eye cream. Let your skin drink it up and then go ahead with the concealer.

Stay away from the lash line
 

Stay away from the lash line

Are you making the mistake of applying concealer very close to your bottom lashes? Now that’s where your concealer settles and creases. So make sure you apply it slightly under the lash line and then ensure that you are extra careful while blending with your fingertips or brush.