Concealing Under Eye Circles
I've had dark under eye circles for as long as I can remember. It's not from lack of sleep or water because I get plenty of both. I think, in my case, it's just hereditary because I've taken allergy medicine years ago and it didn't seen to make any difference. If you also have dark under eye circles I'd such reading this article which has several suggestions of the reason why you might have them along with some helpful tips.
There are quite a few steps I take to conceal the darkness and some of you might think it's a lot of layers of make-up but since I haven't invested in a higher end concealer these drug store brands are going to have to do! If you or someone you know
is having trouble concealing this delicate area on your face, please try this out and share it with them. Any sort of imperfection on the face can have a negative impact on one's self esteem. Thankfully, there are ways to conceal under eye circles, blemishes, hyper pigmentation, etc. so we might as well use them! No matter if you're a teen or grown woman it's important that you feel beautiful!
Step 1. Apply LOREAL's Magic Perfecting Base ($12.99) all over your face to help minimize the appearance of your poors and lines. It will also make your face appear more soft and matte looking. Please note: You won't notice the difference until after your make-up has been put on.
Step 2. Using the HD Concealer Wand ($4.99) by NYX (I use the shade "CW02 Fair"), create a triangle shape under the eye and lightly tap with your finger to blend in. Doing this will help to lift and brighten up your face.
Step 3. Apply a decent amount of Revlon's Nearly Naked Foundation ($9.99) (I use the shade "110 Ivory") onto your Real Techniques Expert Face Brush ($8.99) and blend all over your face. Of course you can use any foundation brush you own or your hands if you choose. I find that using this particular brush will create much more of a flawless look.
Step 4. Repeat Step 2 but add only a few small dots of the HD Concealer Wand under your eye (mostly focusing on the inner corner) and lightly tap with your finger to blend in. Some of you will do just fine using the concealer only once but I need the extra coverage. Young teens may only need concealer and powder to cover up the dark circles.
Step 5. Finally, use the Stay Matte Powder ($4.99) by Rimmel London (I use the shade "011 Creamy Natural") all over your face to set your foundation and concealer. Maybelline's Dream Matte Powder also works well. You can use a Powder Brush or a Velour & Satin Puff (Pack of 4 for $1.99) to apply the powder. This is a very important step which will aid in helping your make-up last all day.
I hope this information has been useful to you! Good luck in tackling those under eye circles!