Making Monday Pretty: Covering Pesky Dark Circles

Posted by Hayley French on

Life is busy, and sometimes life takes precedence over sleep, rest and relaxation. Here are a few tips on how to really get those dark circles covered...without the use of start glitter.
1. Start with an orange coloured concealer. Dark circles have a bluish-purple undertone, and the best way to hide them is by using a colour opposite to them on the colour wheel. If you are fair use a peachy coloured concealer and if you are darker in skin tone go for more of a true orange, our favourite is Bobbi Brown's Corrector.
2. Since orange under eye circles aren't any better than dark ones, follow the orange corrector with foundation which matches your skin exactly. If you don't wear foundation, gently pat concealer over the corrector and blend out at the edges. Choose one that is a creamy consistency as you don't want anything too drying under the eye, our favourite is Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer.
3. If you still feel like your dark circles are peaking through, you can add a very lightweight highlighter over the concealer and at the inner corners of the eyes. We like the classic Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat or the L'Oreal Magic Lumi Concealer.
4. Set your concealer so it doesn't crease or fade during the day. Using a small soft dome brush (eye shadow brushes work great!) gently apply a thin layer under the eyes. Try not to use too matte of a powder under the eye as again, you don't want anything too drying. We recommend Maybelline Dream Matte Powder which isn't ultra matte even though it is in the name! Another option is to use a matte eyeshadow a shade lighter than your skin tone. 
Have a beautiful Monday everyone!

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