The great illuminate
Q: “I love the look of those illuminating concealer pens but I never really know how to use them. Can you use them to hide pimples as well as to somehow help brighten up your face?? Would love any tips or advice!” – Missem
A: An illuminating concealer pen is an amazing beauty tool and a definite asset to your beauty bag (I use mine every single day!) – but to take full advantage of its beautifying potential, you do need to know how to use it properly. Which is exactly what we’re here to do!
While Illuminating concealer pens will minimise the appearance of pimples, their primary function is not designed specifically for that purpose. What they are designed to do is to reflect light off certain areas of the face prone to shadows and dark circles, giving the appearance of illuminated, bright-looking skin.
Areas on the face prone to shadows and dark circles:
Under the eyes – use your illuminating concealer pen under your eyes, blending it into the inner corner of each eye and down towards the top of your cheeks to get rid of dark circles under your eyes.
Around the nostrils – sweep your illuminating concealer pen around the groove of your nostrils and blend until it fades to lighten shadows cast by your nose.
Along the crease between your chin and your lips – blend your illuminating concealer pen along this area to minimise fine lines and any shadows cast by your bottom lip.
Illuminating concealer pens can also be used to highlight key features on your face...
- Sweep your illuminating concealer pen along your cupid’s bow (the dip in your top lip) and pat it into your skin until it fades to give the appearance of fuller, plumper lips.
- Use your illuminating concealer pen along your brow bone to give the appearance of perfectly defined eyebrows.
Illuminating concealer pens we love:
La Biosthetique Belavance Cover & Light
YSL Touche Éclat $55.00, (02) 9931 8888
Do you use an illuminating concealer pen? Which is your fave?