Adulting can be hard – late nights, early mornings, stress and a less-than-balanced diet, resulting in a lacklustre complexion and tired eyes. Whilst a depuffing eye cream, icy cold jade roller and a generous swipe of concealer might seem to do the trick, we may have found a new trick for you. Celebrity makeup artist to Kim Kardashian West and Kate Bosworth, Mario Dedivanovic relies on “micro-concealing” to brighten and perfect, without hiding skin.
Designed to embrace a natural glow after a hard-working skincare routine, the technique calls for a perfectly shade-matched and feather-light concealer, dotted over breakouts and pigmentation. Gently patted into skin with a flat brush and blurred with fingers, the technique gives undetectable coverage where you need it and nothing more, for a fresh-faced effect.
To mask signs of a restless night, Dedivanovic applies a thin layer of concealer to the corners of and underneath eyes where shadows creep in. To diffuse coverage into skin, reach for a damp sponge, blending concealer towards the outer corners of the eye, and following with a light dusting of setting powder to keep concealer from drifting into fine lines.
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Alex writes fashion and beauty news for marie claire, InStyle and BEAUTYcrew. When she’s away from her desk, you’ll find her deep in the skincare shelves of the beauty cupboard, or frantically searching for the latest tinted lip balm to escape her possession.