I would like to introduce you all to Kevyn Aucoin’s Sensual Skin Enhancer, the most amazing concealer/highlighter I have ever used. For all of you makeup obsessed out there, you already know that Kevyn is a makeup legend, and was basically the first Celebrity Makeup Artist. He was the favorite of the likes of Madonna, Cher, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss…to name a few, before his untimely death in 2002. As an aspiring makeup artist in middle school and high school his makeup books “Making Faces” and “Face Forward” were my bible. Before his death, he created his own beauty line, and Sensual Skin Enhancer has been a cult fave, and in every pro artists kit. Not only does it cover everything, it doesn’t budge, and you get so much out of one container. This can be used as a concealer, highlighter, contour, or thinned out with a moisturizer and be used as a foundation. The price is not cheap at $45, but iI’m telling you it’s worth it.
Want a little trick of the trade for concealer?
When applying concealer use a fluffy brush to apply such as MAC’s 224 or 286, this will help distribute the product more evenly. You can also spray your brush with a little Fix+ to thin out the concealer if needed.
Pick out a color that is SLIGHTLY lighter than your skin tone, and in a peachy/salmony undertone. This will brighten under the eye.
When applying the concealer/highlighter, place it in a triangle shape underneath the eye from the inside corner of your eye to the base of your nose, then connecting to the outside corner of your eye.
Because of the natural face shape, that part of the face naturally is concave, then dark circles, and puffiness add to the tired look. Placing the concealer like so will brighten that area up and it will almost look like a filler. It wakes up tired eyes and is like a mini face lift!