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Use your primer over concealer under eyes! THANK YOU!

Started 1355532337.09 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1355607871.923 by kabella

Someone posted this tip here recently and now I can't find the thread. You have given me a miracle tip and I want to thank you!!!

I recently started getting those little wrinkles under my eyes and have tried a load of different concealers and eye creams in various combinations and order, and despite claims not to "settle" into those lines they all still did.

Then I tried this tip to dot a little bit of my primer over the concealer and WOOOHOOOO that does the trick! I would have never thought to do this!? My concealer still looks creamy and natural under my eyes, not cakey, and it definitely keeps the concealer from settling into the lines. I've tried it now with several different concealers and it has worked for each of them. FYI I am using Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel as my primer.

THANK YOU!!!

(now I have a good stock of concealers to get through lol)

WEN: Shoulder length thick naturally curly hair, brunette with deep red highlights.
SKIN: Mid 30's, sensitive combo skin.

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CCBeauty1355532437.632404 PostsRegistered 11/21/2011
Thanks for sharing-both of you!

kabella1355576976.8373951 PostsRegistered 1/30/2012

Your Welcome, Miss Klynn. Prime, concealer, prime. {#emotions_dlg.rolleyes}

kabella1355577074.513951 PostsRegistered 1/30/2012

Yes, it does work with those otherwise cakey concealers too!

mistyblue1355577880.817523 PostsRegistered 1/10/2007home
I saw this here and tried it too. It has worked beautifully! Thank you for the tip. It's worked so well, that I'm trying it on my lips with lipstick to help keep my color in place.

americanmom1355580832.647236 PostsRegistered 4/11/2007

Thanks for re-sharing your tip. I will definitely be trying this!

jay6331355582318.673301 PostsRegistered 4/7/2012

I will try it too! Thanks for the tip!

Farmers da­ughter1355584047.0371415 PostsRegistered 8/28/2008

Thought it was used for UNDER the concealer...no wonder it didn't work for me (LOL)!! May I ask what aisle the Monistat is found? Have looked for it in the past, but could not find it. Asked the sales clerk, but she was no help (plus, it was rather embarrassing to ask for it). You mentioned using it w/ several concealers...could you please go ahead and list them? TIA!!

BellaCarro1355584669.688259 PostsRegistered 10/1/2011Atlanta

I would never have thought to try this. I'll give it a shot today. Thanks

itsMe1355586661.6233743 PostsRegistered 5/1/2008Sunny South Florida
On 12/15/2012 Farmers daughter said:

Thought it was used for UNDER the concealer...no wonder it didn't work for me (LOL)!! May I ask what aisle the Monistat is found?

Try the feminine products isle. This will probably be at one end of the aisle or the other, along with products for yeast, odor, etc.

smhr1355587158.2033822 PostsRegistered 1/16/2012laid back and mellow town USA

If you are experiencing under eye wrinkles, you should learn to correct the problem and not mask it away. My suggestion is to use anti-aging type products under the eye area. I take my anti-aging moisturizer and apply it all around my eye area. For early fifties, my eye area only has a few fine lines - zero wrinkles. My concealer goes on smooth.

glmama1355598026.21719970 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006

Thanks for sharing this tip!

Over 40. Dark hair. Fair, with mild-moderate Rosacea. Finicky skin. Did I mention--Gorgeous? ;)

laurelei1355600676.337405 PostsRegistered 5/28/2012

I tried this with the Monistat anti-chafing powder gel since I already had some. It removed some of the concealer even though I was trying to carefully pat it on. I use the IT cosmetics concealer so maybe it's a bit too moist to use this method. I usually set it with a light dusting of loose powder and this works for me. I'm glad the primer works for you!

HappyDaze1355600936.3516804 PostsRegistered 6/13/2012

Interesting idea, thank you for sharing MissKlynn! I do not have wrinkles under the eyes really but would like to cover dark circles on the days I don't get enough sleep. I didn't like using concealer because it never stayed in place or lasted. Maybe this will help!

kabella1355602226.3833951 PostsRegistered 1/30/2012
On 12/15/2012 Farmers daughter said:

Thought it was used for UNDER the concealer...no wonder it didn't work for me (LOL)!! May I ask what aisle the Monistat is found? Have looked for it in the past, but could not find it. Asked the sales clerk, but she was no help (plus, it was rather embarrassing to ask for it). You mentioned using it w/ several concealers...could you please go ahead and list them? TIA!!

I originated the tip, have so many...but as I posted first the primer then don't set, dab on concealer, set, again dab on a bit more primer. Amazing results! Another excellent primer that it works well with is the dupe for Smashbox photo ready, it's Hard Candy sheer envy primer sold at Walmart.

crush1355602718.482130 PostsRegistered 10/7/2005NC

Interesting tip, but after seeing all the posts thus far, I have a question. For some, I gather, they use the concealer first, then use the primer. For another post I read, do I understand that you use a little primer, then concealer, then primer again? I guess I could try both and see what works best.

kabella1355603232.6733951 PostsRegistered 1/30/2012
On 12/15/2012 crush said:

Interesting tip, but after seeing all the posts thus far, I have a question. For some, I gather, they use the concealer first, then use the primer. For another post I read, do I understand that you use a little primer, then concealer, then primer again? I guess I could try both and see what works best.

What works best is the comment I mentioned above. Because when you prime first, you have smooth canvas, then right away dot on your concealer, let that set, add a bit more primer to fill in fine lines & it also sets without using ageing powders HTH

crush1355605186.712130 PostsRegistered 10/7/2005NC
On 12/15/2012 kabella said:
On 12/15/2012 crush said:

Interesting tip, but after seeing all the posts thus far, I have a question. For some, I gather, they use the concealer first, then use the primer. For another post I read, do I understand that you use a little primer, then concealer, then primer again? I guess I could try both and see what works best.

What works best is the comment I mentioned above. Because when you prime first, you have smooth canvas, then right away dot on your concealer, let that set, add a bit more primer to fill in fine lines & it also sets without using ageing powders HTH


Thank you!

MissKlynn1355605956.4432539 PostsRegistered 6/22/2012
On 12/15/2012 Farmers daughter said:

Thought it was used for UNDER the concealer...no wonder it didn't work for me (LOL)!! May I ask what aisle the Monistat is found? Have looked for it in the past, but could not find it. Asked the sales clerk, but she was no help (plus, it was rather embarrassing to ask for it). You mentioned using it w/ several concealers...could you please go ahead and list them? TIA!!

The concealers I have tried this with are, in order of preference:

Lorac (came in the Evening Out compact)... Love this one!
Maybelline Age Rewind... really good too and love the ingredients
Bare Minerals Stroke of Light... nice but more sheer
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye... eh too heavy for me

I don't have really dark under eye circles, just a little shading so need more of medium coverage.

WEN: Shoulder length thick naturally curly hair, brunette with deep red highlights.
SKIN: Mid 30's, sensitive combo skin.

MissKlynn1355606184.8932539 PostsRegistered 6/22/2012
On 12/15/2012 smhr said:

If you are experiencing under eye wrinkles, you should learn to correct the problem and not mask it away. My suggestion is to use anti-aging type products under the eye area. I take my anti-aging moisturizer and apply it all around my eye area. For early fifties, my eye area only has a few fine lines - zero wrinkles. My concealer goes on smooth.

Please help me! ;) I'm in my mid 30's so these little lines are my first signs of aging. I totally agree with what you said. I never had to wear concealer before this, so I started this little adventure with eye creams but there are soooo many! I really like Hope in a Tube from Philosophy, very moisturizing. Also using Pur Minerals Tone up underneath that. I'm using both in the morning and night.

Can you recommend something better that will help correct my little lines?

WEN: Shoulder length thick naturally curly hair, brunette with deep red highlights.
SKIN: Mid 30's, sensitive combo skin.

MissKlynn1355606282.1372539 PostsRegistered 6/22/2012
On 12/15/2012 kabella said:

Your Welcome, Miss Klynn. Prime, concealer, prime. {#emotions_dlg.rolleyes}

Yeah, glad you saw this so I could personally thank you!

WEN: Shoulder length thick naturally curly hair, brunette with deep red highlights.
SKIN: Mid 30's, sensitive combo skin.

kabella1355607871.9233951 PostsRegistered 1/30/2012
On 12/15/2012 smhr said:

If you are experiencing under eye wrinkles, you should learn to correct the problem and not mask it away. My suggestion is to use anti-aging type products under the eye area. I take my anti-aging moisturizer and apply it all around my eye area. For early fifties, my eye area only has a few fine lines - zero wrinkles. My concealer goes on smooth.

Well, good for you Smhr. I as well use an excellent under eye cream, unfortunetly some of us still have a few fine lines. This method help alot also for people with dark circle & making the concealer go on smooth, with this way.

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