The Game-Changing Concealer Trick Kim Kardashian's Makeup Artist Swears By

Your summer face beat awaits.

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Kim Kardashian's makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, the man behind the most snatched brows of all time (opens in new tab), has about a million and one tricks up his sleeve. Contouring was just the beginning and his latest game-changing trick now has us doubling down on concealer. But not for the reasons you might think...

The sheeny, sun-kissed lids that Dedivanovic gave Kardashian for the"Wolves" music video (opens in new tab) was not, in fact, a product of a healthy smattering of eyeshadow. Plot twist: It was concealer.

"I used a cream concealer in a darker shade on the lids as a shadow followed by the eye gloss," he revealed in a behind-the-scenes Instagram post.

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There are many reasons to love this hack beyond the thrill of going against the grain. For one, neutrals, much like they are in fashion, are a major trend this season, and this is an easy way to find the perfect shade and complement your go-to nude lip.

Then, there are the benefits of concealer's consistency. Dedivanovic has said (opens in new tab) he's partial to a creamy pigment for the eyes, applying it to the inner lids to make the eyes appear larger or as a base for powder shadow to make it last longer. Similarly, color correctors are inherently easy to blend, can be layered for desired opacity, and are known for long-lasting wear.

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And if you're worried about the wash of pigment looking too matte? Just swipe some eye gloss, lip gloss, or even Vaseline over the concealer for a wet-shine finish.

Sounds like a perfect solution for these scorching, oily-lid-inducing temps to us.

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Lauren Valenti
Lauren Valenti

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.