What powder do you use to set your under-eye concealer?

KIKO Colour Correction Face Fixing Powder, NARS Soft Velvet Loose Powder in Flesh, Make Up For Ver HD High Definition Powder Review
KIKO Colour Correction Face Fixing Powder, NARS Soft Velvet Loose Powder in Flesh, Make Up For Ver HD High Definition Powder

Using concealer to hide dark circles under my eyes is a crucial step in my makeup routine. Even when I have the minimum amount of makeup on my face I always reach for a concealer – it instantly makes me look well-rested and fresh and my eyes less tired. Unfortunately, I do usually experience concealer creasing in this particular area so setting it with a powder is a must in my case.

It doesn’t really matter what type of a concealer I use. Either it is a cream or a liquid – it always creases due to the my eye structure. Setting a concealer has already become a habit of mine. Although it has been quite a struggle to find a really good powder for this particular purpose for quite some time – I still have a few to share with you.

Last year I discovered a gorgeous Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Powder that is a loose translucent (almost white) powder that has absolutely zero colour to it when applied to the skin. Due to the fact how extremely finely milled this powder is – it becomes a perfect solution to set any type of a liquid product from foundation to concealer. It has some amazing mattyfying properties and leaves a very natural soft matte finish on the skin. Besides, it is amazing at softening the appearance of fine lines and pores. It has already been featured as my makeup staple in my November Favourites 2015.

Since falling in love with the loose powders that I mistakenly used to avoid before I have found the NARS Soft Velvet Loose Powder (reviewed here). I use the colour Flesh that matches my NW20 skin pretty well as this powder has a very natural light beige colour with neutral undertones. It is very finely milled but not as much as the Make Up For Ever powder mentioned above. Nevertheless, it is my favourite powder to set my foundations and the under-eye concealer. Soft Velvet Loose Powder goes one smoothly, sets the concealer for hours, leaves a very natural soft matte finish and does not set into fine lines around the eyes at all.

In case I am striving for some visible brightening and highlighting effect – I always reach for the KIKO Colour Correcting Face Fixing Powder. It is a beautiful colour correcting product that has four equally divided colour sectors – green, yellow, peach and lavender – each for a particular colour correcting purpose. Mixed together all these colours provide you with a naturally looking highlighter with a nice subtle effect. It is comparable to Guerlain Meteorites as for the effect it has once applied the skin. It is one of my favourite powders to set my foundations and it works especially nicely as an under-eye setting powder as well. It leaves a beautiful soft sheen on the skin while setting the concealer in place for hours to come. I’ve also included it into my August Monthly Favourites.

Tell me, what powder do you reach fot the most to set your under-eye concealer? And why? Leave your thoughts and recommendations in the comments down below! I would really love to know.

Thank you very much for your attention.

Have an amazing day!

Hugs and kisses,

Dorothea ❤

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5 thoughts

  1. I just finished up the Laura Mercier Secret Perfecting Powder (I might have that name wrong… but it the “secret” powder). Not cheap but a little goes a long way and I’ve never had it crease and I’ve never gotten flashback from it. I will be replacing my empty for sure. I’m about to try and review the By Terry hyaluronic powder. I have very high hopes for that one . We’ll see. I’ve seen some poor review on the Laura Mercier powder but most are very positive. People says it creases but I look up and use very little and I think it’s the best I’ve used so far and I have genetic under eye dark circles. So, for me… it’s 2 (Yep 2) color correctors, a little foundation, concealer, and powder. So, I’m really loading up and I’m cautious as I don’t want any cakey look but that LM powder is fab.

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  2. My favourite so far has been the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder. I tried the Nars Light Reflecting powder but it looked too drying. Same with the MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder. Currently I’m mixing the ELF HD loose powder with the Bourjois Rice Java Powder and it’s pretty nice – it sets and illuminates the area. I’m probably going to try the By Terry one that ABeautifulWhim mentioned – it’s been getting a lot of raves lately. It’s pricey though!

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  3. I don’t use powder. I think that the main reason it’s because until now I have not found the one that will not dry this area. I have an Illuminating powder but I am very cautious if using it. Instead after using the concealer, I add some eye brightening with niacinamide by Olay. On the other side, I have tried The Meteorites by Guerlain ( I still remember that scent) so if Kiko is King of similar, I mighy try it.👍💟

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