By BR Kellie
Guys! I'm ahead of the curve! I did something I didn't know I was supposed to do! I'm fist-pumping so hard I'm probably going to tear some shoulder thingy right now!
What's got Pixie all excited?
Michael Ashton, Adele's makeup artist no less, just dropped one heck of a concealer hack - and I've already done it. Quite by accident.
You know how when we conceal our eyes we're meant to then pop powder on top to set the concealer so it doesn't crease? And you know how sometimes this works? And sometimes it doesn't? Well according to Michael Ashton in this interview with The Cut if you'd like to avoid your concealer creasing the thing to be using underneath the eye area before you apply your concealer is a little eyeshadow primer!
I know! Who knew?
So how am I ahead of the curve? You see your Pixie received Revlon PhotoReady Eye Primer + Brightener last Chrismas as part of a Revlon gift set. Not bothering to really pay attention to what the packaging said I ripped into it, thought 'oh, it's a concealer' and started using it under my eyes, down the bridge of my nose, and in those other highlight-happy areas. Well push me over with a feather, I had some of the best non-creasing brightening undereye days of my life! Which all got turned around when I saw Tati saying how much she loved it as an eyelid primer, at which point I stopped using it because I felt dumb at getting it wrong.
So you can imagine my relief when Michael Ashton came out saying an eyelid primer was the perfect way to get your best under-eye concealer ever. Not only had I been doing it right, I'd been doing it with a product that did both all at once - because had I bothered to look on the Revlon site I would have found out it's an eyelid primer AND a brightening concealer. Yes, insert crying face of laughter emoji here.
Not only can I say that is a new hack - I can say it's well and truly tried and tested and gets the big tick of approval from me.