The traditional way of covering dark circles involves layering multiple products to get an opaque finish. However, mixing foundation, concealer, and powder can quickly create a heavy, cakey under-eye.
Dark circles are a blessing in disguise because they provide an excellent base for eyeshadow and can be used to your advantage. In addition, you’ll end up using fewer products and achieve a flawless finish.
How to Cover Dark Circles
The skin under the eyes is relatively thin and delicate, so it’s simple to overload it with makeup. Dark circles may pose a challenge to conceal, but they’re more versatile than you may believe. You can hide dark circles in a few simple steps.
1. Prep The Skin
The first step is skin prep. Applying makeup to a freshly cleansed and moisturized base will provide a flawless finish. In addition, it can prolong the longevity of your makeup. Also, skin prep will diminish unwanted texture around the eyes.
2. Use Your Dark Circles As Eyeshadow or Contour
Did you know dark circles can be used as a natural contour or eyeshadow for your eyes?
Instead of loading your under-eye area with concealer, sweep a cream bronzer under your lower lash line. This will ensure a sculpted look, and your dark circles provide an excellent base for bronzer.
Also, you can choose an eyeshadow color similar to your dark circles and apply it under the lower lash line. Dark circles can give your eyes dimension and offer a beautiful base for eyeshadow.
3. Apply Concealer Under the Hollows
Next, apply your concealer lower than you usually would. A general rule of thumb is to add concealer under the hollows of your eye socket. Then, you can gently blend upwards, so your dark circles and concealer fade effortlessly.
This tip will help mimic the look of eyeshadow. You can sculpt your eye pigmentation to flatter your face.
Extra Tip: Buff with a Fluffy Brush
A dense, fluffy, synthetic eyeshadow brush will help create an airbrushed effect while blending concealer. In addition, you’ll have complete control of how much product you add, where you apply, and the blend.
4. Set with Powder
Finally, you can seal your under-eye area with setting powder. A tinted or pressed powder offers more coverage to get an opaque finish. However, a translucent loose powder will feel weightless on the skin and won’t provide additional coverage.
A setting powder will ensure your concealer lasts throughout the day and prevent it from moving.
5. Touch Up Using a Sponge
Need to touch up while on the go? Keeping a sponge in your bag will become handy. A sponge is a beautiful touch-up tool because it soaks up excess product. In addition, it will minimize the appearance of texture and creases.
Beauty sponges are an easy-to-use tool that provides a fresh-faced result.
Optional: Color Correct
Dark circles can be packed with pigmentation that can vary by skin tone. However, an extra step you can add to your makeup routine is coloring correcting. Color correcting will eliminate unwanted tones using color theory.
In addition, it can help minimize the need for additional makeup products.