Ask Belle: Wider is Better
Jan 15, 2010
I have terrible under eye circles and after a few days back in session, I look like death. Can you give me some tips on how to hide them?
Looking rested is certainly a challenge when you work on Capitol Hill, but luckily, under eye circles are easily concealed if you know what you are doing. I’ve written before about the best way to conceal under eye darkness and I’ve also recommended the new duo concealer by Boing to get the job done. But recently, I discovered that the key to covering up evidence of your exhaustion might be the brush you use.
Recently, I decided to upgrade my thin MAC concealer brush for a Sephora brush with a wider brush head. And what a difference a few extra millimeters makes.
Having extra surface area makes it possible to apply under-eye concealer in one sweep instead of seven. This makes it possible to apply the concealer more evenly and use less concealer. And using less looks more natural and less cakey.
So no matter what kind of concealer you prefer to hide the evidence of too many nights spent waiting around for votes, try using a wider brush to get better coverage.