Concealer will not stay under my eyes, help!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@deedeelicious:  Have you tried using your eye primer on that area?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@deedeelicious:  I would just put eye cream and then the concealer. Try one that isn’t stick form.  

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was going to suggest primer but you said you tried that already… 

Perhaps try the eye primer as  @jdhall89 suggested. 

You could also try walking into Sephora and telling them what your problem is. I’ve done that before and found them quite helpful. (I had crazy stray eyebrows and ended up with the fancy wax stick that I love). 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I never had much luck with drugstore concealer, so I finally tried pricier concealer. I love Smashbox photoprime (I think is what its called) and Erase Paste by Benefit. I’ve never had a problem with them staying on. I don’t wear foundation so I always do a powder “base” where I will put the concealer just to give it something to “stick” to LOL…I like to think it helps. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Are you washing your face before hand so that you’re starting with a clean surface? 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@deedeelicious:  Spend the money at Sephora, Ulta, Clinique, or MAC.  Concealer and base are worth spending money on.  Save on eyeshadow, blush, lipstick, etc…  But spend money on good base and concealer; it’s worth it (and I am a notorious cheapskate.)  I love Clinique and I have a similar problem with my under eyes.  It also helps to cover your entire eyelid, next to your nose, and under your eye with the concealer.  Then make sure to use powder to set it.  (In a pinch I also use hairspray on my face over the powder to make makeup stick for a little bit longer.)

Post # 9
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Helper bee

The loreal trublend or whatever it’s called works pretty good. That’s the best drugstore concealer I have found. It comes in a tube and has a lipgloss type applicator. The thick lipstick type concealers only work well for zits in my experience.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

I know this sounds weird but I had a makeup artist dab under my eyes with milk of magnesia from the drugstore and my concealer has never stayed so well. She let it dry before putting it on and told me to use it as a primer on days when I needed my makeup to last all day. It really does work! Apparently Tyra Banks does this.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Angel Orensanz Foundation

What is your skincare routine like?  Do you wear eye cream?  And would you say the wearing off is more of a smudging off, a flaking off, or a caking and disappearing kind of deal?  

Also, as a note on application–do you smudge on in a line and then blend out, or do you dot and blend the dots out gently?  Usually that’s the best technique because you get more even coverage.  And that pre appliction cream is key, but you have to let it set in, especially with one of those stick formulations because they tend to be creamy or waxy and will sit on the surface and then up and disappear on you as the cream breaks them down.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@lavenderstone:  I tried the milk of magnesia yesterday and it worked.  Thanks for the tip 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Have you tried liquid concealers instead of the stick type? What type of primer are you using?

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

@wabanzi:  No problem! Glad it worked for you 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

benefit’s stay don’t stay concealer primer and erase paste is their under eye concealer! and powderflague is their brightening setting powder for under the eyes!!!

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