Posted on April 28 2015
So, you wake up in the morning, wash your face, and take a look in the mirror as you’re brushing your teeth, and it hits you, “I have dark circles under my eyes! OMG!!!!” If you’re anything like me, you’re basically in a full blown panic. What to do???? You could A: ignore them and pretend you didn’t see them, or B: follow these quick easy tips to virtually obliterate the look of dark under eye circles. Personally, I’ll take B, thank you very much. Lol So without further ado ladies:
Welcome to color correcting 101: Concealing Under eye Circles.
The first thing you need to know is how to choose the best colors to fix the issue. Below is a chart that should prove helpful in deciding which colors work best.
The first and most important step in concealing dark circles is to neutralize the dark hue. Dark circles usually are blue, purple, blue/purple or purple. Depending on your complexion, this can cast an ashy overtone under your eye. Study this chart, it breaks it down as simply as it can. Most make up brands have color correcting concealers so you should have no problem securing one.
My favorite color correcting palette is from MAC, the Pro Conceal Palette. This palette contains all the colors you need to correct, and highlight blemishes as well as under eye circles. Here they cover an entire range of complexions. I use the Medium Deep palette.
Next step is being sure to use the correct brush. Concealers tend to be more concentrated than foundation, so less is more. A small concealer brush will ensure a neat application, as well as applying the foundation exactly where you want it to go. Here is an example of a concealer brush. Usually a small, flat concealer brush works best to apply the color. For blending, try a flat foundation brush, or a small fluffy brush.
Finally, choose a concealer that is 2 to 3 shades lighter than your complexion. This will bring the colors together as well as provide a beautiful highlight under the eye giving them an energized and fresh look. Place it over the corrective color, set with a powder and VOILA!!!! No more dark circles!!! Check out these awesome before and afters!
The makeup internet was completely broken when she posted this amazing video about using red lipstick to conceal under eye circles. (Sorry Mrs. Kardashian-West) lol She took the concept of warm colors to neutralize the cool ashy ones to a whole new level. Lol Kudos!! I love this technique, it actually works. If you’re short on color correcting concealer, try some red lipstick! Notice the beautiful highlight below her eyes, soft and natural looking.
Aaaaand here’s me! Lol Dark circles, blemishes, the works. In the video below I will share my technique. If you notice it takes about 5 minutes from start to finish. No fuss, no drama, no mess, just flawless bright beautiful eyes! Thank you so much for reading loves. Don’t forget to subscribe for special deals and updates. Follow my Insta : queenoftheglammed_mua and Like my FB page Love Make Up Life. Feel free to check out my site www.lovemakeuplife.com. Enjoy the video. Love ya!!!!