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, 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 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.

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 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.

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

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