Concealer has been my best friend ever since I started wearing makeup. It’s the one beauty product I can’t live without. The last two weeks gave me a reason to finally test the limits of just how much concealer and make-up can cover up. To make a long story short I fainted shortly after we got back from Paris, resulting in a black eye along with a couple of minor injuries.  Since I couldn’t exactly put my life on hold until it healed I decided to put all of my make up to use and figure out a way to hide the bruising. Turns out it was much easier than I thought.  By adding just one extra step to my routine I was able to almost completely cover up my black eye. I wish I had a before and after picture but it didn’t really occur to me to take photos until after it healed. Below is my 4 step guide for covering up a bruise on your face.

1. Begin by priming your face and applying foundation as you normally do.

2. Next apply a full coverage concealer, my personal favorite is Cle de Peau.

3. This is the “miracle step” : Apply Laura Mercier’s Secret Concealer. Layer as needed until you’ve achieved the coverage you need. Make sure to blend well and remember that a little goes along way with this stuff.

4. Set the covered area with powder. I use Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder.

Voilà! You’re good to go. This process helped me cover up to 75% of the bruising when it was at it’s worst and up to 95% when it was healing.

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