How to Conceal Your Panda Eyes with Revlon PhotoReady Concealer

I got a new ‘toy’ to play with that I need so badly. Concealer is one of things that I would always rely on whenever I have a late night out. Not because I’m out and about enjoying the night, but because lately we’ve been busy planning for our yearly plan and of course I’ve got a lot to catch up after being away from work for a week for Jakarta Fashion Week 2012.

The newest concealer that I’ve got is this concealer stick from Revlon PhotoReady (Rp 63,000). I love concealer sticks because they are easy to bring and I prefer this version than those that come with brush or tip applicator because I don’t have to clean the applicator every so often. If I think the surface of the concealer is already too dirty, I will only need to wipe the surface of the concealer first before applying it to my skin.

My initial review about this product is that I’m pretty surprised with its texture. I would expect something less creamy from a stick concealer. I already used my eye cream to make this concealer thinner, turns out I don’t need it at all. The concealer blends easily as I slowly tap my finger on it. Another thing about this concealer is that it’s opaque enough to cover any imperfection on your face. Therefore, I can also use this to conceal my broken capillaries as well as using it to cover my black undereye area.

I have a really bad puffy eyes (which I can’t do anything about than to keep using those magic eye cream) and also dark undereye. The later one I can cover with concealer.

Just for an illustration before I put on my concealer this is how bad my undereye looks like.

I always rely on my concealer to always look fresh even though I don’t have enough sleep. Here are a few tips on how to use your concealer:

Firstly, make sure that you choose a concealer colour that is exactly a match to your tone. Applying a concealer a shade lighter than your tone will only emphasize the area that you wish to conceal. I used Revlon PhotoReady Concealer in No 5.

Apply the concealer directly from the stick from the inner corner of your eyes to the outer corner of your eyes. Go a little bit up from the line of the corner of your eyes. Don’t apply the concealer too close to your waterline, apply it a few millimeters away from your undereye line.

Dab the concealer slowly with your middle finger. Actually the pinky finger is more recommended because it has less pressure but I prefer the middle one because it has a wider surface. Starts from the outer corner of your eyes into the inner corner slowly and make sure that the concealer blends into your skin.

If you don’t have an eyeshadow primer you can also apply concealer on your lid to make sure that your eyeshadow lasts longer throughout the day.

See how different the left and the right eye look? I can’t help the texture of my eye bags, but at least using concealer makes them look less obvious.

To finish off your look so that you don’t have to look like you’re lacking in sleep, I usually opt for a brightening face primer and a little bit of powder foundation. The whole nine yards in eye makeup: eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara are of course as important to complete your look.

Don’t forget to give a little bit of a blush to sculpt your cheeks and give it a little bit of a flush.

Voila, this is the result of the concealer in concealing my dark under eyes.