So we put time and effort into blending our makeup this morning and it’s not even 12pm and it has already settled into those pesky fine lines and wrinkles.
Putting on makeup is supposed to make them look better not worse. Can you relate to our frustrations?
Thankfully, Kim Kardashian’s go-to makeup artist of 10 years, Mario Dedivanovic, is here to solve our dilemma and shared his secrets to conceal and blur those pesky lines.
“One of the biggest mistakes I see is choosing the wrong shade of concealer,” he says in conversation with InStyle.
“If the concealer is too light, it can end up looking gray or chalky, drawing more attention to fine lines and wrinkles.”
If you want to avoid a cakey finish or and emphasising what you’re trying to conceal, Dedivanovic says that a hydrating formula with buildable, medium to full coverage should be your go-to.
“Try to avoid dry concealers, as they tend to stick and are not as easily blendable or flexible. Rather, look for a weightless concealer with both coverage and moisture,” he adds.
Dedivanovic’s approach to covering fine lines and wrinkles starts with a tiny amount of concealer. He applies it in thin layers and blends well.
Dedivanovic also falls firmly into the concealer-after-foundation camp, rather than before.
“Apply concealer after foundation and blend into the foundation seamlessly,” he says.
He likes to use a fluffy brush such as Surratt Beauty Artistique Face Brush (£220, Cult Beauty) to set it in place with translucent powder.
His go-to setting powder is Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Powder (€42, Brown Thomas).
When it comes to the delicate and sensitive eye area a gentle approach to concealer is best, says Dedivanovic.
“The skin around the eye is very thin and delicate so any application should be done lightly,” he explains.
“I like to first apply a layer of emollient moisturizer or an eye cream, such as Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado (€28, Debenhams), then gently blend the concealer to keep it from settling.”
Again, he suggests setting the underage concealer with powder. “Dip a damp sponge or fluffy brush into loose powder, and lightly dab over the concealer.”
For a final hydrated-looking finish, Dedivanovic recommends setting the entire face with a mist like the iconic Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist ($48, tatcha.com).