Summer Beauty Buddies: Dior Backstage Concealer
It’s handy to have a full coverage concealer around, even if you don’t like wearing anything close to a full coverage base.
I bought a lovely full coverage liquid Dior Backstage Concealer in 4W at Sephora on a whim a few months ago because I liked the ever-so-slightly pearl finish and the creamy consistency.
Side note, apparently buying makeup “on a whim” is my new beauty philosophy, ha!
Anywho, while I’ve only used it a handful of times, it’s certainly delivered the goods. Lately I’ve had some uneven patches and post-inflammatory dark spots (I’m breaking out from hormones and stress, such a lovely combination), and the concealer does a fabulous job of disguising both.
If you’re searching for a concealer that hides errrrrthang without looking heavy, try the Dior!
I’m wearing it with Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer and Rose Inc Skin Enhance Tinted Serum in these pics.
I applied Laura Mercier Primer as a base, and then I mixed the Dior and Rose Inc Serum together and applied the combo all over my face with my fingers, concentrating on my chin and around my lips. After the base dried a little bit, I grabbed a fluffy face brush and buffed everything together for a seamless look.
Then, I took a tiny, pointed concealer brush and painted the spots where I wanted extra coverage, and softened the edges with a finger to remove any harsh lines.
At this point one could dust a little powder on to set everything, but lately, whenever I wear powder, I just feel like I have too much product on my face, and the first thing I want to do is take everything off. I guess this is what happens when you go from wearing ALL THE THINGS to NONE OF THE THINGS, which leads me to the face primer from Laura Mercier.
One could easily skip it to save a step, but I feel like if you’re going to opt out of a setting powder at the end, prepping with a primer at the start really does help to anchor all your base makeup to your face. I have combo skin and it seems to really help the makeup stay on all day, especially on my oily spots.
OK, while we’re still on the subject of makeup, I told myself at the start of the week that I’m going to wear a little bit everyday this week and take a pic of whatever ends up on my face, even if it’s not the most camera-ready look. And if the makeup looks pretty much the same bronzed look all week long, I’m just gonna lean into it, LOL! I think it’ll help put an extra pep in my step.
Hope everything is well with you, and that your week is off to a nice start. If you want to tell me something good that’s happened to you lately, I’m all ears!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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I just have to say how much I’m loving these healthy low-keyed luminous looks you’ve been wearing lately. You look naturally radiant and beautiful. After years of heavy-handed makeup looks (no thanks to Insta) that required a zillion products to achieve, these minimalist, yet perfected, looks are so refreshing. And, with just a tweak or two of the color palettes, they will translate well when we move into autumn and winter. You glow, girl!
I have to agree with Eileen. These healthy, luminous, glowing looks you’ve been creating have really been inspiring me.
I need to head to Sephora on a whim tomorrow! I’ve been looking for a concealer that will cover my not so friendly, neighborhood stress breakout.
I’d love to know what’s on your eyes, because I really do love these bronzed looks you knock out of the ballpark!
And maybe while I’m at Sephora I’ll just pick up some bronze shadows for myself and Dear Daughter and then I can actually say I’ve started shopping for the holidays.
Glowing and luminous is a really good description of you, Karen! I tend to just look glowing, red and hot!! Sigh. Having said that, a redness taming primer and Dr Hauschka’s anti-redness powder palette are my best friends…
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