No Time For Concealer?

KmS Mineral Essentials Complete Cover Foundation

It seems everyone is in such a hurry these days. We’re always looking for ways to cut corners out of our day so we can spend time doing the things we love.

But  there are times when we can’t cut corners. There are some things we just can’t rush, especially when we want to get a complete, full coverage for our foundation.

Because in order to get full coverage, you have to use a concealer too, right?

But, what if you could get flawless, complete coverage with foundation alone? Imagine the time you’d save, not to mention the room in your makeup bag and the few extra dollars in your pocket!

Just when we thought our Flawless Mineral Foundation couldn’t get any better, we proved ourselves wrong by giving our customers a choice between our original and new Complete Cover option!

Each formula contains the same natural, gentle ingredients you’ve come to love from KmS Mineral Essentials. The difference? We’ve created Complete Cover with a built-in concealer so you can quickly and easily achieve a flawless, full coverage finish without having one more jar taking space!

So, I want to know. What steps do you take with your foundation to get full coverage? Let’s get the conversation started below!




Brighter Eyes in Seconds



The holidays are just around the corner, and it truly is the busiest times of year for women with all the shopping, school concerts, and yes, even that dreaded office party.

It’s at this time we want to feel and look our very best, praying our concealer holds up, because now we’re socializing more often, and it never fails; someone, somewhere is taking a picture, right?

With a ton of products out there, how do you know which one to choose?

What Are You Hiding?

Before this question can be answered, ask yourself what it is you need to cover.

A Real Eye Opener

I’ve found when consulting, the biggest concern for most women is under-eye shadows. These stubborn circles can be the result of lack of sleep, allergies, medication side effects and even heredity. No matter what brings them on, there’s nothing more frustrating than trying to hide them.

Because if we’re able to cover them, most often it looks overdone bringing more attention to them. Thank goodness for concealers that magically give the appearance of brighter eyes in seconds, like KmS Mineral Essentials Rested Concealer.

This amazing multi-use product can be used as an eye shadow base, a highlighter and a concealer. Rested not only covers dark circles, it magically brightens the eyes so you look like you got your 8 hours, even if you didn’t!

Less is so much more

The biggest mistake many women make when covering under eye circles is using too much cover up, fearing the shadows might “bleed” right through. There’s nothing wrong with “layering” products as long as you begin with very little, and blend, blend, blend.

Here’s how I do it:

I wait 5 minutes after cleansing and moisturizing before applying powder concealer. This prevents it from caking and looking heavy.

I apply concealer by lightly pressing my ring finger over the entire area I want to cover, then blend at the edges. I follow with foundation. If I notice my dark circles showing through, I’ll apply one more layer, making sure to blend and wipe away any extra powder. Then, I’ll lightly go over the entire area with finishing powder on my blending sponge to make it look smooth and even.

Super Tip: On days when I’m super-tired and my eyes could really use a pick-me-up, I’ll swipe a little Glo Get It Luminizer underneath my eyes to make them look 2 cups of coffee awake.

Do you struggle with dark circles? What tips do you have to hide them?


How to Erase Under Eye Circles Like a Pro

under eye concealer

Under-eye circles. Just like a bad boyfriend, they seem impossible to get rid of. 

And if you find a way to cover them, it can be very difficult to conceal them without looking overdone, or worse yet, looking much older than you are. Yikes!

The good news is, under eye circles can be managed when using the right product and technique to get the job done. Today we’re going to talk about the do’s
and don’ts when applying concealer to erase these pesky circles.

DO use a yellow based concealer such as KmS Mineral Essentials Rested Concealer. The yellow completely neutralizes dark circles.

DO take your time when applying your concealer. Nothing good ever comes from rushing.

DO apply concealer in the inner corner first before applying underneath the entire eye. It may be all you need to remove the shadow.

DO apply your eye makeup before your under eye concealer. This prevents shadow fallout that may land under the eyes making them appear darker.

DO try to stay with “like” products. For example, if you use powder foundation, use powder or cream-to-powder concealer, and if using a liquid foundation, use a cream or liquid concealer. Mixing powders with liquids and creams can easily make a mess not to mention accentuates any fine lines or wrinkles.

When applying concealer, DON’T wipe or swipe. Doing this wastes product because you end up removing more than you’re applying.

DO apply by pressing or “dabbing” concealer directly over the circles, then blend at the edges.

DON’T use too much concealer. Begin with very little. Believe it or not, less is more, especially if you need to apply more than one layer of makeup.

If you’re over the age of 40, DO use a clean ring finger instead of a brush to apply your concealer. Your ring finger is the weakest of your fingers which guarantees you’ll be using less.

DON’T forget to religiously use an eye cream with caffeine such as KmS Skin Essentials Java Eye Cream to reduce swelling that can sometimes cause dark circles.

DO get treated for your allergies (if you have them) and get plenty of rest which may prevent these nasty circles from rearing their ugly head in the first place. 

So how do you cover your circles? Please share below or post any questions you may have. Be sure to keep an eye out for a demonstration video on this topic in the weeks to come. 




Concealer, Corrector and Primer. What are they? Do I really need them?

concealers and primers

The questions I get asked most often during a consult is, “What’s the difference between a concealer and corrector? What’s a primer? Are any of these products really necessary?”

I’m going to break it all down for you today, so grab a coffee, settle in, and keep reading!

What is concealer?

This one’s easy. A concealer conceals, or hides blemishes, under eye circles, pretty much anything you’d like to keep under wraps. It can be used alone, under or even over your foundation. When shopping for a concealer, you’ll want to choose a shade 1 to 2 shades lighter than your skin.

Concealers are available in liquid, cream, powder, and even stick form. Which form you choose is really personal preference, but, you may find it easier to blend with foundations of the same type. For example, powder concealer for powder foundation, liquid for liquid foundation, etc.. concealwheel

What is corrector?

A corrector is in the same family as concealer, but comes in shades of pink, green, blue, purple and  yellow, and instead of covering skin imperfections, it’s used to “correct” them. For example, you would use a green color corrector to neutralize any redness, yellow or peach to correct dark shadows from under eye circles and lavender to neutralize sallowness or yellowness. Correctors work best for uneven skintones from rosacea or sunspots, because unlike concealer, imperfections don’t “bleed” through.

What is primer?

Primer “primes” your skin for makeup. It minimizes pores, helps your foundation and shadow glide on effortlessly, and prevents your makeup from fading into your skin. Primer comes in liquid gel, cream or powder form.

Have you used any of these products? I’d love to know how they’ve worked for you! Please comment below, and if you loved this post, there’s so much more where this came from! Register below to get my weekly updates sent right to your inbox.