I don’t know when this rule started and who came up with it. I just noticed — when I started watching youtube makeup tutorials — that everyone seem to be applying their undereye concealer with their ring fingers.
Google told me that the rationale behind this is that the skin on the undereye area is delicate, and since the ring finger is the weakest of the five, in general, it’s the ideal finger to use.
I find this a little bit odd. My ring finger seem to be the weakest, yes, but it’s also the finger I have the least control of, so I never adopted the ring finger rule (though it’s actually more like a guideline than a rule).
I use my little finger (because it fits in the corner of my inner eye area) and my index finger (because it’s the finger I have the most control of) instead. I’m sticking with these fingers ‘coz I challenge rules and I’m a bad ass
who can’t kill a cockroach.
Seriously though, wouldn’t it be easier to avoid tugging the area if you have more control over the pressure you’ll apply?
What do you think? and which finger(s) do you use?