Full Coverage Concealer Technique: Cooking Your Makeup

Thursday May 16, 2013 by Alexandra C.



Summer holidays may be approaching, but beauty school is now in session! Today, I want to discuss a technique for achieving full coverage concealer that stays all day. 

In my long term quest for long lasting full coverage makeup routines, I've been watching an inappropriate amount of drag queen themed makeup tutorials. Seriously, it's becoming a problem. In my defence, it hasn't started interfering with my life (yet) and really, who better to take beauty advice from then these men who manage to make themselves look 10 times better as a woman than I usually do? 

One of the tricks drag queens use for well blended, pigmented and long lasting makeup is to cook it. No, not like boiling, grilling or roasting your foundation. Cooking your makeup is to let your body's warmth heat up your makeup, melting it. As your makeup oxidizes, it settles and changes colour and texture. You end up with a smoother, poreless finish. 

Products

 

Concealers
1. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Skin Concealer (C$24.00)
 
2. Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit (C$44.00)
 
3. Laura Mercier Secret Concealer (C$30.00)
 
Powders
1. Nars Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder (C$39.00) 
 
2. Dermablend Setting Powder (C$25.00)
 
3. Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder (C$39.00)

Sponges:
1. Koh Gen Do Makeup Sponge (C$18.00)
 
2. BeautyBlender Single Sponge (C$26.00)
 
3. Sephora Collection The Perfectionist Makeup Sponge (C$14.00)

Application:


Pat with fingers or foundation brush concealer. In the under eye area, you'll want to create a diagonal, triangle shape so that you highlight cheekbones. 

Let sit for about 10-20 minutes. Blend the area with a dampened blending sponge. Lastly, set with a finishing powder.  

(tutorial via beautylish.com)

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6 Comments

on May 24, 2013  Steffikah  5,579 said:

Nice! Will try this.

on May 22, 2013  mmmaki  191 said:


Can't wait to try this!

on May 17, 2013  babypiggy_83  5,505 said:

Wow! Who knew?! Great advice, I'll have to try it out next time.

on May 16, 2013  anhyalo  938 said:

Thanks for the tip!

on May 16, 2013  takoda  25,873 said:


Thanks Alex this will help out a lot!!

on May 16, 2013  KatelynRose1984  20,673 said:


This is an awesome idea! I think this would work wonders when I start getting a summer tan. Thanks!

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