Whether it’s because you were up late with the kids, studying until midnight, or just wasting time browsing the MakeupTalk forums, you’ve woken up with dark circles underneath your eyes! Dark circles can make any face look older, and they can be very frustrating to hide. You may wonder, why do we sometimes have dark circles under our eyes? Well, believe it or not, it can be things like:
- lifestyle factors like smoking, stress or alcohol use
- lack of circulation
- nasal congestion
Many of us have been there before: You’re strolling by a mirror, you take a gander at your eyes and say “who is that person staring at me with those dark circles under her eyes?” Many women may not realize that you really can hide dark under-eye circles, provided you have the right technique and tools! Check out this awesome tutorial (and next time, try and get some sleep)!
Step by Step Instructions:
- Start with a clean and moisturized eye.
- Using a brush or your fingertip, apply a pink or peach based concealer to the inner corner of your eye, working out. (A pink or peach based concealer takes away the blueish tone to the skin)
- Work your way outward and get as close to the eyelash line as you can
Don’t stroke or smear the product – gently tap on using your brush or fingertip.
If you use your fingertip, make sure to gently “press” instead of pulling or sweeping
- Next, follow up with an eye brightener like Benefit’s Ooh La Lift or Laura Mercier Secret Eye Brightener. Start in the corner of your eye and work out. Pat the product in.
- Finally, follow up with pressed powder that matches your skin tone. Apply very lightly, using a small makeup brush, to avoid looking cakey.
Products Used In This Tutorial:
- Burt’s Bees Radiance Eye Cream
- Laura Mercier Secret Eye Brightener
- Almay Bright Eyes Liner/Highlighter
- Eye concealer
- Benefit’s Ooh La Lift
- Pressed Powder
- White eyeliner
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