I don’t think I’ve ever met a woman who didn’t lament over having dark circles. Sometimes it’s genetic. Sometimes we aren’t getting enough water. Mostly, I think it’s because we just live in a world where no one gets enough sleep. Story of my life. There are a few ways to hide dark circles. It’s definitely an art form, but it can be done.
Invest in a good eye cream. The skin around your eye is considerably thinner and more likely to wrinkle when it’s dehydrated. Any eye cream you purchase doesn’t need to be crazy expensive. Do some research and find one that works for you. If you do want to spend a bit more, go to Sephora and ask for samples before you purchase. Personally, I enjoy Cera Ve Eye Cream. If you’re looking for something a little more high end, I like Murad Instant Radiance Eye Cream or Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream
Use color correctors
Using concealer alone over your dark circles can help a little, but more often than not, it’s still dark, and even a little ashy. Using a salmon-colored cream underneath your concealer or foundation can cancel out blue and purple tones so that when you put your concealer over top, it looks like normal instead of bruised. My favorite is Pixi Peach Correcting Concentrate, which you can purchase from Target. Nyx also makes several shades of orange concealers and color correcting palettes.
Use proper concealing techniques
Always do your under eye concealer in an upside down triangle shape. If you only conceal directly below your eyes, this can actually do the opposite of hiding your dark circles and accentuate them instead. Blending it out a little lower than you would think you have to actually does wonders for evening out that whole area. Some concealers are meant for blemishes, some for the under eye area, and some for both. I love Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer or Maybelline Age Rewind for under the eyes. Make sure you set any under eye concealer with powder to prevent creasing. I love using Elf Loose Translucent Powder or Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder.
Just rock it
This is the method I actually prefer. I love blending out any makeup I’m wearing on the lower lash line with a medium brown shade. Smoking out your eyeshadow really low would seem counter productive, but it actually looks very sultry without looking like you’re going to a bar. I find it a little bit quicker than using color correctors, concealers, and powders.
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