The usually flawless Eva Longoria stepped out for dinner last night with longtime friend and "Entourage" star Kevin Connolly -- though the chalky stripe of white concealer under her eyes made it look like the "Desperate Housewives" actress had dunked her face in powdered sugar from the dessert tray.
The two dined in Hollywood at Japanese restaurant Katsuya, where Longoria's unfortunate lack of blending overshadowed the otherwise-chic sheer gray sweater, black leggings and black knee-high stiletto boots the actress chose to highlight her svelte figure.
In paparazzi shots, it appears Connolly doesn't seem to notice anything unusual about his meal mate's makeup job -- but then again, the actor may have been preoccupied with any one of Longoria's several other sultry assets.
Was it a blending job gone wrong, too-dark lighting or a poorly matched powder setting? We're puzzled.
It's also possible that girlfriend may have been overzealous in concealing puffiness and circles left over from post-breakup tears. Longoria split from husband Tony Parker just a couple months ago amid suspicions of infidelity.
Whatever the reason, we give the star a pass on her off day -- but urge her to check out our tutorial below on how to apply and blend concealer with the ease of a pro.
And other women of color, you'll want to make sure you use a yellow-based concealer specially made for deeper skin tones, so that you don't suffer the same ashy fate.
Scared of spackle altogether? Try mineral makeup for a soft, sheer and totally natural-looking finish.
Beauty Basics: Concealer
You can drink 8 glasses of water and get 8 hours of sleep, but undereye circles and breakouts can happen anyway. To conceal them, take a hint from Carmindy, makeup artist for TLC's What Not to Wear. See her tips for using concealer to cover up any flaw.
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