concealing dark circles (with a secret tip!) tutorial

We all have our beauty products we can’t live without. I have dark under eye circles, so on most days I will wear both foundation and concealer. I think for anyone who has dark circles, it’s a struggle to find products and techniques that actually work. Over the years, I’ve received a lot of different tips from people and have gotten down to a process that actually helps to cosmetically conceal my circles (using some of my favorite makeup brushes.) The only other alternative is wearing very large sunglasses or thick frames (which sometimes I do instead of this routine!)

What you’ll need:
eye cream (Bliss Triple Oxygen Eye Gel)
foundation (Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15)
foundation brush (MAC 190 Foundation Brush)
pink lipstick (MAC lipstick Pink Plaid)
concealer (Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit)
concealer brush (MAC 195 Concealer Brush)
powder (MAC ‘Mineralize’ Loose Powder)

products for under eye circle tutorial

What you’ll do:

Step 1: After applying your facial moisturizer and eye cream, apply your foundation all over. Use the foundation brush to gently spread the foundation under your eye as well. For many people, this is enough coverage and you stop here. Lucky you!under eye circle tutorial - foundation

Step 2 (the secret tip!): Generously apply a pink lipstick directly on the dark areas (the inner and outer corners of your eyes). Allow the color to absorb (about 2 minutes). The pink acts as a corrector and counteracts the blueness that a concealer can’t cover. concealing dark circles - pink lipstick

Step 3: Using a concealer brush, generously apply your concealer directly on top of the pink areas as well as the rest of your under eye area. concealing dark circles - concealer

Step 4: Blend the concealer and set the look with a powder. Follow up with the rest of your beauty regimen.concealing dark circles before and after

About ghazalehk

I'm a beauty marketer, aspiring fashionista, and health nut. I created beauty and sass to share the tips and advice I've gathered over the years. It's for anyone who wants to look good and feel awesome.
This entry was posted in beauty, beauty tips, makeup and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to concealing dark circles (with a secret tip!) tutorial

  1. Interesting, haven’t heard this tip before!

    • ghazalehk says:

      It’s a tip I got from a MAC makeup artist awhile ago – was a bit skeptical at first, but it works really well! For some reason, the pink lipstick also works better than merely buying a pink color corrector.

  2. Stacey says:

    Quite interesting tips. Thanks for posting. Only a good make up only conceal dark circles temporarily.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s