BEST CONCEALER TRICKS FOR DARK CIRCLES
Posted on March 28 2020
Dealing with dark circles after a night out on the town isn't easy. And without eight hours sleep the signs of your late night out is visible to the world. That’s when we need the very best concealer makeup tips for covering dark circles; the kind that are quick and easy and make all the difference to how good you will look today. Try these best concealer makeup tips…
1. FIND THE RIGHT CONCEALER
The best concealer (L'Oreal $9 AMZ) for dark circles is a matte finished formula that comes in 25 shades to best match your complexion. Opt for light-reflective shades over thicker, creamier pigments. Visible Lift Blur Concealer is the perfect pick, as it teams a luminous finish with potent ingredients to leave the entire under eye area looking well-rested.
If you want one that works on blemishes, too, try Clinique Anti-Blemish Concealer, formulated for acne-prone skins, yet offers treatment for breakouts with results as good as a leading prescription. While it’s not as glowy as Visible Lift Blur, it gives you a natural yet polished look, and works well to camouflage ultra-dark under-eyes.
2. COLOR CORRECT DARK CIRCLES
Color correcting is one of the best kept secrets for hiding dark circles, as it helps to counteract the grey-blue tones in dark under-eye circles. Pay attention to the undertones of your dark circles, as this will help you choose your shade of color corrector. The trick? It’s all about finding a pigment that’s opposite the shade of your dark circles on the color wheel.
Once you’ve pinpointed what you would like to cover up, think about your skin type and how much coverage you need. More severe cases will call for a heavier product, while moderate-to-mild cases will require a more sheer product.
3. MATCH SHADE TO YOUR LOOK
For the undereye area, be sure to select a shade of concealer that's no more than one or two shades lighter than your natural skin tone to avoid an obvious white circle around the eye area. For your face, select a concealer that matches the color of your foundation exactly.
For a contoured effect, go for the ‘one shade lighter’ approach on dark circles, applying a hue that’s just a touch brighter than your skin tone without going too pale and ashy. Meanwhile, getting a perfect match will create the most natural look, ensuring a flawless, seamless blend with the rest of your base.
4. TARGET THE INNER CORNERS OF EYES
When covering dark circles, focus on the inner corner of your eye which is often the darkest part. Press your concealer directly on this spot the applicator, like the one built into SACE LADY Liquid Concealer Wand Stick ($5.99 AMZ). Then, use your fingertip to press a highlighter or pale eyeshadow over the top.
5. BLEND WITH YOUR RING FINGER
The skin around your eyes tends to be thin and very delicate. The last thing you need is make your under-eye dark circles worst. That’s why it’s important to be delicate when blending the concealer. Try using your ring finger, it's the gentlest finger to pat the edges of your cover-up.
Simply dot concealer under the eye area. Don't forget the inner corners and upper lids, then tap-tap with your fingertip until you’ve perfected a seamless undetectable blend.