Dark circles can happen to the best of us, they can come about due to various reasons – night of overindulgence, seasonal allergies, or sleep deprivation, making them disappear requires the same correct and conceal strategy.
5 Steps To Cover Up Dark Circles
We have put together a few quick and easy steps to fake your brighter eyes…5 Steps To Cover Up Dark Circles
1.Prep the step
- While makeup instantly camouflages the darkness beneath your eyes, it is equally important to also use a long-term solution like an eye cream.
- Though a richer formula is fine before bedtime, priming under-eyes for concealer requires a lighter option.
- Therefore stick to a fast-absorbing lightweight gel cream that won’t make your concealer run or move out of place.
2. Neutralize the Darkness
- Color theory is important to consider here, with the contrasts of peaches or pinks counteracting the blue, grey and brown tones.
- Many women will be perfectly fine using a concealer on their skin undertones to neutralize and brighten, but if that doesn’t do the trick, we would recommend priming with a color corrector—pinks work on fair skin and peach on medium to dark tones—before layering concealer on top to really do the trick of concealing those dark circles.
3. Don’t Let it settle
- In addition to choosing a good concealer with a pink or peach undertone depending on your skin tone, the right formula should go on seamlessly without looking the cake-y look, but should also be able to dry down enough so that it won’t crease as much beneath the eyes.
- To ensure that you don’t get the creased post application, we suggest you apply the concealer after your makeup but before lips, cheeks, and brows.
4. Use a Soft touch
- How you apply your concealer would depend on the coverage it provides, for medium coverage, ensure you tap it at the inner and outer corners of your eyes, then buff it smooth with a clean and fluffy eye shadow brush.
- On the other hand, for full coverage use your finger or a concealer brush to tap a corrector into the inner corners of the eyes or wherever the color is darkest, and then use the brush to pat neutral concealer one shade lighter than your skin tone under the whole eye area.
5. Set it matte
- To make sure that your concealer stays exactly where you left it, we would recommend dusting the area with a bit of translucent setting powder.
- To get the best possible finish, we suggest avoiding any mineral powders, which can be shiny and accentuate creases around the eyes, especially if you are prone to greasy skin.