November 9, 2011

Bye, Bye Bags & Blemishes!


Last week we talked about achieving flawless foundation application, but sometimes foundation just isn’t enough for covering up those stubborn under-eye bags, puffiness, dark spots and blemishes. Thankfully, we have some advice on how to solve these pesky problems!

One age-old trick we love is cucumbers! Each morning, gently place two cold cucumber slices on your eyes for approximately 30-60 seconds to reduce puffiness. (Metal spoons work just as well!) 

As for concealer and corrector, these can be applied before or after your foundation, or a little bit of both! It is typical to apply under-eye concealer prior to foundation application, and spot-treat blemishes and dark spots afterwards.

For brightening the eye area, invest in a good concealer that is one to two shades lighter than your skin tone to brighten the eye area. (Apply with a concealer brush such as the ones listed down below).

To cover and disguise blemishes, use a concealer that is the same shade as your skin tone to make coverage appear natural. Color-tinted concealers can come in hand for trouble-shooting specific problems;
- Green-tinted concealer masks redness associated with acne and rosacea
- Yellow-based concealer hides dark under eye circles and other bluish skin discolorations

Finally, set your concealed spots and areas with sheer, loose powder. 

Check out the various Sigma Beauty brushes perfect for concealing and correcting…

Precision Round (P82) mimics your fingertip to glide product on smoothly

Precision Tapered (P86) provides coverage for hard-to-reach places like the inner eye

Concealer (F70) works for application on small areas

Concealer (F75) provides coverage for medium areas

Large Concealer (F65) is best for concealing large areas

What are some of your tips for concealing blemishes?

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  1. Tihs is the favourite post! Thanks! :)

  2. Thanks for reading, Angiretro! Next post coming on Friday!

  3. Thanks for the tip!

  4. I apply concealer with my fingers, but I really need a Sigma brush to help me. Great tips as always! Thanks Sigma team!

  5. Raluca - you should definitely consider purchasing one of the concealer brushes we suggested for wonderful coverage! :)