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I’ve tried my fair share of TikTok’s ridiculous beauty trends. There was the lipstick trick (which works in theory but I think I went too far), using fake tan like lip liner (surprisingly bright and time-saving) and using a jade scroll to apply foundation (not worth the energy). But I don’t think anything piqued my interest – or made me laugh – as much as the viral glasses. corrector To hack.
This month, countless makeup artists and beauty enthusiasts are trying out the trick that makes you ditch the usual methods of applying concealer (perhaps in small dots or in quick layers under the eyes, depending on the amount. makeup you wear) for concealer glasses. You read that right: using concealer, you draw a pair of glasses on your face before blending them with a damp makeup sponge or brush.
You are probably asking, Why? Well, according to TikTokers like Serena lakkiss, applying the concealer in this particular way forms the perfect eyeshadow base and gives a more lifted appearance. Her video has a whopping 957.1k views to date. TikToker @glamwithsuzan also recently went viral for claiming the hack served as an excellent concealer under the eyes. Although Suzan jokes that she looks like the cartoon character Arthur, she polishes the product and the end result is lit up right in front of her eyes, without Dark circles or discoloration.
No matter how much foundation I apply, my dark circles always seem to show, the dark tones extending to the inner corners of my eyes. Before going any further, I should point out that dark circles are completely normal. As we age, the blood vessels and purple muscle under our eyes can become more visible. While dark circles may not bother you, they can be a point of insecurity for others, which is why the concealer is often considered a desert island beauty product: a few taps mask unwanted tones you giving the air wide awake and well rested. Lately, however, my beauty routine hasn’t been able to cut it. I recently had my reconcile made by a famous makeup artist Patrick Ta, which actually tripled the concealer under the eyes (thanks, Patrick). In other words, I had to try the eyeglass corrector.
I have chosen Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Concealer, £ 35, for the precise crowbar applicator and, taking inspiration from each makeup artist’s book, I opted for a shade one or two shades lighter than my foundation. Drawing the glasses was easy, although I ended up looking like a bad Harry Potter impersonator on Halloween. I felt a bit silly if I’m being completely honest. I understand why TikTokers extends the concealer to the temples (it lifts and sculpts, much like reverse contouring where you use highlights over darker tones and tans) but I didn’t really understand the point of applying the product to the bridge of my nose. Still, I had to trust the process so I took Huda Beauty’s Basic B Sponge, £ 15, and got to the mix.
I must have applied my concealer incorrectly the whole time because, surprisingly, my makeup was so much better, like a professional had perfected my base. Sure, it’s a lot more concealer than I usually apply (and I would never put the product on my lids) but it gave my skin some uniformity, rather than giving my eyes a look stuck in the product or a different shade from the rest of my face. We’ve all seen paparazzi shots of celebrities with crisp white triangles under their eyes where their makeup artist has been manhandled with concealer and powder. But it integrated into my foundation pretty seamlessly and targeted the areas I wanted it to.
I questioned the passage of the concealer on the bridge of my nose, but it brought the look closer together and also helped cover up the dark tones in the inner corners of my eyes. While I’m not wearing eye shadow in this selfie, after trying the hack again before a night out, I can confirm that concealer makes a better base than eye shadow primer, which can look like silicone. A creamy swipe of concealer on each lid works like velcro for any color you apply on top and it also increases the intensity.
So yeah, even though it seems like TikTokers is always inventing nonsensical new ways to wear makeup, it’s not that laughable after all – and judging by the collective number of likes and comments, TikTok’s makeup community is sold. If you are in the market for a new concealer and want to try this trick, be sure to pick one with a flexible crowbar shaped applicator. I appreciate 16 Hour Elven Camo Concealer, £ 6, which provides excellent coverage, as well as L’Oréal Paris Infaillible More than a concealer, £ 9.99 and UOMA Beauty Stay Woke Luminous Brightening Concealer, £ 21, which moves with the skin and does not become chalky.
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