TikTok’s best make-up hack might be the white concealer trend12.08.2022
As I prepared to debate yet another TikTok makeup trend, I was again at the ready. Every day, someone claims they have a trick that will simplify your routine and everyone rushes in to try it. Users are using white concealers to highlight their undereyes. This hack has been popularized on the site for several weeks, and many people are in awe of how flattering it looks.
Thiri, a New York Cty-basedTikTok user, posted a video in December 2021 that attempted the technique. The video was a huge success and many others have re-used it. The video has been viewed over 3.7 million times and has been liked more than 628,000 times as of this writing. Thiri told us previously that she saw TikToker Halen Rod try it, and was intrigued to see how it looks on her.
This trend is quite simple: apply your normal concealer and blend in white concealer under your eyes. Thiri snatched L.A. Thiri swiped L.A. After applying the concealer, she blended it with another concealer that was closer to her skin tone before revealing her final.
I’ve seen this trend appear on my For You Page several times. I decided to ask experts to find out if it was worth it.
Tommy Napoli, a New York-based makeup artist, says the white concealer hack is useful for people looking to achieve a “transformative Instaglam,” bright Kardashian-undereye look.
He shares that white concealer can be used to add a lot more opacity and light reflection. This allows people to camouflage/mask the skin beneath and bounce out light from bags and shadows. This can be an alternative way for those who have two concealer colors in their routine to achieve a brightening effect.
Napoli said that this technique is not recommended for everyone. He explains that white can make us look grey or ashy, particularly if it isn’t in our skin or doesn’t have color correctors.
I have a tendency to use concealers that are lighter in color than my foundation. So, I was interested to see if switching to a white concealer might be more appealing. I began by applying my foundation as usual. I started by doing my base as usual. After priming my skin, I blended my foundation and then I applied the ELF 16HR Camo Concealer In White under my eyes. I made sure to not add too much, in case it went wrong. Next, I blended the concealer with a brush and applied it to my undereye.
It looked a little scary at first but the white pigment was well blended and mixed with my brown foundation. I used concealer two to three shades lighter that my foundation to cover the pigment. Then, I started buffing the area to blend them together.
I blended the concealer lightly with a soft hand, making sure it didn’t cover my lower lashes. The two concealers almost blended together in an ombre effect. Although the result was not as bright as I expected, it looked great. Before applying my makeup, I covered the undereye with translucent powder.
What’s my verdict? This hack is a great idea by the TikTokers. Although my undereye was lighter than usual, it didn’t look like I was going to the early grave. It looked great even in photos that I took with flash. No flashback was detected. It was quite shocking.
This technique was not the only one that I expected to fail. Rachael Edwards, social media manager, also tried white concealer. But unlike me, she mixed hers with a damp Beauty Blender. She shares, “Let’s just say that I didn’t believe this would work.” “Being brown-skinned and with reddish undertones white concealer under my eyes felt intimidating and silly to me.”
Edwards’ undereye was brighter after her makeup was done. Although she was pleased with the final results, Edwards will only use it if she needs that extra brightness to highlight her undereye. Next time she will layer it under her regular concealer that matches her skin tone, rather than just using the white.
Although we were pleased with the results, it may not be for everyone. Napoli recommends Mac Prep & Prime Highlighter as a brightener for your undereye. He also keeps the shades Bright Forecast, Light Boost, and Peach Lustre in a kit.
He explains that “These correctors have already been mixed with white to lift and counteract the grey cast.” This allows for expertly brighter undereyes, which are compatible with our skin or naturally found in our lightest areas. He recommends using peach colors for darker skin tones to achieve the desired brightness without grayness.
Overall, I enjoy the technique. This is not something I would use all the time because I don’t always want to have a bright undereye. It’s a great hack that I will use more often, especially for days when I want to be full-glam.