Monday, July 2, 2012

How to cover up dark circles

Dark circles are a pretty common issue. They can be caused by several things such as not getting enough sleep, hereditary factors, food allergies, or even just having thin skin around the eye area. This tutorial is going to show you how to cover up dark circles without it settling into fine lines throughout the day.

Everyone's dark circles are different. Some only appear at the inner corners of the eye, some extend all the way across. By tilting your head down, the purple and blue hues show up better and you can see the major areas that you will need to apply the most coverage. 

Take a corrector concealer that has orange/peach based tone. The orange and peach tones cancel out the purple color that dark circles are typically characterized by.

Now take a concealer brush and apply the concealer to the parts of the eyes that need the most coverage. After you have applied enough, take your ring finger and gently pat the color to blend. Do not rub, as this ruins the coverage created.

Now take a concealer that's a few shades lighter than your skin tone and apply it in the same way as shown above. 

We all know how annoying it  is when our concealer goes into those little lines around the eyes. In order to prevent this what you'll want to do is take a large fluffy brush and some translucent powder and sweep on top of the concealer to set it. This also helps give an extra boost of coverage. 

YAY! All finished. Peace out dark circles!

OK, time to finish the rest of my makeup! LOL

"No amount of makeup can mask an ugly heart."
-Kevin Aucoin

 *Products used*
Bobbi Brown corrector in Bisque
Laura Mercier undercover pot in # 2 
Bobbi brown Eye blender brush 
Urban Decay Naked Palette brush

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