Bobbi Brown's Quick Touch-Ups
Problem: Parched, bone-dry skin
Solution: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Layer skincare formulas—try a wet, hydrating cream under a rich, dense balm—to give skin a plumped-up, cushiony look. Use the warmth of your fingers to help blend the creams. If skin still feels tight, pat face oil on dry spots.
Solution: Concealer is the best way to counteract darkness under the eyes. If you have extremely dark undereye circles (circles that have a greenish or purplish tinge to them), start with a pink- or peach-toned corrector. Next, layer on a yellow-toned concealer that is one to two shades lighter than your foundation. Women with average darkness under the eyes can just use the yellow-toned concealer.
Solution: Instantly brighten up your complexion with blush. First, dust on a neutral shade of blush—start on the apple of the cheek and blend the blush upwards toward the hairline, then downwards toward your nose to soften the color. Finish with a pop of brighter blush applied just on the apples of the cheeks.
Solution: To give your eyes a makeup wake-up, line your upper lashline with dark eyeliner (mahogany brown, charcoal and black are good choices). Extend the liner slightly at the outer corner of the eye, and make sure the liner is thick enough and visible when your eyes are open. Another great tip: Dust highlighter (try white shadow if you're fair and bone shadow if you have medium to dark skin) on your brow bone to draw attention up.