Touche Eclat from Yves Saint Laurent and the good news? Tt is soooooo much better too!
Unlike the Touche Eclat, Chanel Pro Lumiere Correcteur Professional Finish Concealer ($38.50) actually provides medium coverage that covers AND highlights. With just one single stroke, almost all of my undereye circles were gone! The texture was also very creamy and easy to blend and left behind a velvety smooth finish. Loves it!
When buying a foundation, the first thing to do is to figure out whether your skintone is on the warm or cool side. Why? Because if you have warm undertones, a foundation with cool undertones will look pasty and sickly on you and if you are on the cool side, a warm foundation can make you look sallow. So how can you tell if you are warm or cool? Check out the following guidelines – it is a lot easier than you think!
Concealer is one of the beauty products I can never live without. When applied correctly, it can take years off your face, make that humongous red zit disappear and make you look flawless and below are a few rules I always abide to.
I have gotten quite a number of questions about what brushes so today I will go over some of the brushes and tools I use for my face.
||MAC #190 Foundation Brush ($32)
I absolutely *love* this brush for applying liquid and cream foundations. It gives me that airbrushed look and never looks streaky. A great thing about using a foundation brush is that it makes application less messy – no more dirty hands yay! – and it makes your foundation last longer. Plus you end up using less foundation when you use a brush. If you don’t own a foundation brush, please go get one.
Salamandax requested some recommendations on brushes for applying foundations and concealer so here you go – sorry it took me so long! I have also included other tools that you can use, hope you guys find it useful.
Using a brush can make application less messy and is perfect for smaller areas that require more precision like the inner corners of the eye, around the nose and on zits. You also end up using less product. The downside is you have to wash them regularly and a good set of brushes can cost up to a few hundred bucks. Check out these tips on how to take care of your brushes so they can stay in good shape.
To apply foundation, I like MAC #190 Foundation Brush ($38) and MAC #187 Stippling Brush ($42).
For concealer, pick a synthetic brush with firm bristles. My picks are Sephora Concealer Brush ($16)
and MAC #194 Concealer Brush ($18)
If you have lived in Asia, you might be familiar with Kesalan Patharan Under Tone Light-Up Concealer (~$30), a set of liquid concealers that come in two colors, a peach and a yellow.
The first thing I noticed is how tiny the 10g tubes are! The two colors can be mixed together to create the perfect shade or used separately. I like to start with the orange on my undereye area followed by a thin layer of the yellow on top. The liquid texture gives it great blendability and the coverage is surprisingly good yet natural.
The only thing I do not like is the packaging. The tubes leak easily and if you squeeze too hard, a LOT of product will come out so it can get really messy.
Other than that, I really liked the product and would definitely repurchase if it was not so expensive.
Click here to see me wearing the Kesalan Patharan Under Tone Light-Up Concealer!