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Question: What’s the best way to cover the undereye area and keep concealer from creasing throughout the day?

Answer: Under-eye concealer poses challenges no matter the season: In the summer, it’s melted by the time you get to the office; in the winter, it’s prone to settling into lines and looking dry and flaky. During the cold season, prep the night before with a heavy moisturizing eye cream, then switch to a lighter brightening formula in the morning. Once it’s absorbed for 10 to 15 minutes, reach for an under-eye concealer a shade lighter than your skin tone—it should be “more pliant and light-reflective than your regular concealer, which is dense and opaque and used for situations that arise on the face,” says Giorgio Armani celebrity makeup artist Tim Quinn—and a colour corrector (We like Maybelline Cover Stick Corrector Concealer—yellow covers purplish-blue dark circles and green covers redness).

“Apply the colour corrector by making small dashes next to nose and fanning out with a synthetic concealer brush. In between, make small dashes with your concealer—think of them as rays of light coming down and out from the under-eye,” says Quinn, who then blends the dashes together with his ring finger in a tapping motion. To finish, you just need to set it gently with “the slightest touch of loose translucent powder, just a whisper, to help to prevent creasing, and if you find your concealer traveling during the day, a tiny bit of Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Eye Cream tapped along the outer edge and blended in toward your nose will refresh your undereye without adding another layer of concealer.”

From: Harper’s BAZAAR US