Imagine being surrounded by beauty-industry leaders sharing their best-kept secrets, from makeup hacks to skincare regimens and everything in between. That's exactly what Rosie Huntington-Whitley has enjoyed throughout her 16-year career, and in May, the former Victoria's Secret model launched a digital beauty hub where she spills all of her most coveted beauty lessons: Rose Inc. This week's golden egg of knowledge? How to use concealer as foundation.
In a video showcasing the English beauty's 5-minute makeup routine, the model shared her holy grail products and tips before flying out the door, including the unexpected concealer hack. For a day of meetings or linking up with friends, Huntington-Whitley opts for a fresh, minimal look rather than a full face of makeup, and prefers products that offer convenient, uncomplicated application.
On days when she's nixing foundation altogether, she opts for NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, raving over its lightweight, buildable texture and creamy formula. The cult-favorite concealer, which has remained a go-to among celebrity makeup artists, is a top-seller at Sephora with over 10K glowing customer reviews.
Even though concealer is usually a shade or two lighter than the rest of your face, Huntington-Whitley uses a cocktail of two shades (Custard for all-over coverage, and Crème Brulee for brightening) to achieve her fly-out-the-door look. "It’s very buildable, it’s very sheer,” she shared. “And it’s very quick and easy to use.”
To even out your complexion, the model recommends applying your true face shade along your cheeks, chin, and forehead, buffing with a Beautyblender. Next, using one shade lighter, tap 2-3 dots under your eyes and around your nose to brighten dark circles and minimize redness.
And voila! You have a lightweight, even base to complete with a touch of bronzer, brow gel, and a swipe of highlighter for a dewy finish. Check out the full video for the rest of the 31-year-old's go-to products, and shop her concealer pick, below. And there are more top-rated concealers where that came from, so the Zoe Report rounded up a handful of best-sellers at different price points.