Concealing my dark under-eye circles during my make up routine has always been a concern of mine. I have always struggled to conceal the brownish purple tones. Since my dark circles aren’t caused by a lack of sleep, but instead are hereditary, they have always been extra difficult to get rid of. Many concealers layered on top of the under eye area can actually cause them to look grey and even make your circles stand out even more!
On my journey to finding the perfect products to conceal my hereditary dark circles, I have created this 5 step routine in order to flawlessly conceal them!
1. Use a Moisturizing Eye Cream : In order to keep the make up from looking caked on and dry, the under-eye area needs to be moisturized. Rub a little bit under your eyes in the morning before applying any other make up product.
Recommended Products: Belif Moisturizing & Firming Eye Cream and Dr. Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Eye Cream
2. Apply an Orange/Peach Corrector : Depending on how severe and dark your under-eye circles are, you will either have to apply and orange or peach corrector. If you have darker circles and/or a medium-tan skin tone orange will be for you. If you have less severe circles, peach should work. Apply it and blend it out. This corrects the blue/brown tones in the dark circles.
Recommended Products: Smashbox Color Correcting Stick (Orange or Peach) Bobby Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector
Drug Store Dupe: NYX Concealer Jar (Orange)
3. Apply a Yellow Brightener: After I apply the orange concealerI find that I need a brightener to even out the darkness of the orange concealer. Apply a yellow brightener and blend it out.
Recommended Product: Bright Future Color Corrector (Yellow)
Drug Store Dupe: NYX Cosmetics Concealer Wand (Yellow)
4. Apply Concealer: Since I have terrible dark circles I like to use a full coverage concealer. The Tarte Maracuja Creaseless concealer is my holy grail. It covers perfectly and lasts all day. Apply and blend out.
Recommended Product: Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
Drug Store Dupe:NYX Gotcha Covered
READ: DUPE or DUD comparison between the Tarte and NYX Concealer HERE
5. Set With Translucent Powder: Any full coverage concealer should be a little wet and tacky. In order to keep this from not budging all day you need to set it with a translucent powder. Use a fluffy brush and dust it on. If you want to take it a step further (I only do this if I am wearing heavy make up) you can bake your under-eye to give it a flawless finish.
READ: How to “Bake” Your Face HERE
You should now be left with completely covered and a flawless looking under-eye! This process might take a while to perfect and you may need to add your own tweaks in but this has worked for me for a very long time now!