I’ve had perpetual dark circles under my eyes since childhood, so I would have figured that by now I’d have my concealer game down to a science. So imagine my horror when I watched this video and discovered I’ve been getting it wrong the whole time!

In this clip, PopSugar’s Kirbie Johnson enlightens us on the finer points of concealer application to ensure the product leaves you looking better, not worse for wear—all with a dash of pep. Thanks for saving my dark circles from any further humiliation, Kirbie. Go forth, ladies, and cover your flaws like a pro.

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