under eye concealer has become such an essential part of my makeup routine, especially in the summer when i like to go a little lighter with my everyday makeup. if you had asked me about a year ago which makeup item i couldn't live without, i'd say mascara, for sure. nowadays, it's concealer. i love the way that it can instantly brighten up my skin and make me look rested and awake (even when i'm not).
a couple weeks ago, i picked up It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer and haven't looked back. this stuff is magic in a tube. seriously. it goes on creamy, covers over every little imperfection, and makes me look like i've gotten 12 hours of sleep every night. on days when i don't need to "get ready" for anything, i can just swipe on a little bit of this stuff under my eyes (and on blemishes!) and go.
here's how i like to use it:
of course, it's easier to see the difference in person for the before and after, but you can clearly see that my under eyes are a bit darker than the rest of my skin here:
i squeeze a very small amount onto my finger tip and slowly work it onto my under eye. since it's so smooth, it doesn't feel like it's pulling that tender skin or getting stuck, so i'm able to just use a little bit and apply it gently.
you can already see how the light bounces off of it and instantly brightens up my whole face.
i like to set the concealer with a thin layer of my powder foundation since it's so creamy and can look a little oily on my already-oily skin.
and that's it! you can see that my eyes look bigger, my face looks brighter, and i look a lot happier from that 12 hours of sleep i just got (from a tube) ;)
if you're in the market for a new under eye concealer, i highly recommend this one! one of my favorite things about it is that it's easy to touch up during the day, too. on particularly hot and sweaty days, i can use the tip of my finger or my foundation brush to smooth out any of the lines where the concealer has set into my skin and it looks as good as new!
amen for that, amiright?