Makeup artist warns against using ‘heavy’ formula to hide eye bags and wrinkles

Whether you want to make your eyes appear more awake or simply brighten up dark circles, concealer is often the go-to makeup product. While a thick, creamy formula is ideal for adding coverage to the skin, a beauty expert has warned against it for mature skin types. She explained that if you want to look younger, you should swap “opaque” cosmetics for “demi-colour”.

In a recent video posted on her TikTok profile, makeup artist Amanda Lee Hill (@amandaleehill) shared why a popular concealer “trend” for mature skin is ineffective.

The method recommended by many beauty professionals involves placing small dots of concealer on the inner and outer corners of the undereye before blending it out with a fluffy brush.

Amanda noted that while the result should be “less creasing for mature under eyes”, it “doesn’t work for that many women”.

She said: “The reasoning behind that is that concealer or foundation is 100 percent opacity.

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For this hack to work, your “demi-colours” need to be similar to colour-correcting shades.

In the video, Amanda used a palette of different cream pigments in the shades of red, orange, pink, yellow and peach.

She explained that the best palettes will have different levels of colour saturation so you can “truly filter away darkness” on the skin.

The beauty expert likened the makeup hack to icing a cake.

According to Amanda, concealer and foundation act as a frosting to your skin by completely covering it up.

Sheer creams on the other hand act as a glaze, so you can still see your skin beneath the product while still making it appear brighter and perfected.

The makeup artists said: “You are left with skin that looks like it’s having the best day and not the ability to settle and crease. because it’s sheer.”

Amanda used her own Sient makeup demi-colour palette though you can use any product with a range of colour-correcting shades to cancel out darkness under the eyes.

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