By Ugochi Obiajunwa
Dark eyes are a real struggle and many ladies fight to hide them under loads of makeup and other strategies. Worry no more, here’s a step-by-step procedure to cover up your dark circles with makeup, because every woman deserves to look and feel perfect:
- Pick a Peach Concealer
If you have more of an olive or darker tone to your skin, reach for a concealer that has more orange or red tones to it. But if you are fair, choose a peach-toned concealer, which will counteract the bluish-purple color of your under-eye area. The general rule of thumb for picking a concealer for dark circles is the fairer your complexion, the whiter or pale pink you want your concealer to be.
- Blend In
Blend in the concealer with a flat, firm brush or fingertip but preferably a brush to help reduce the mess.
Don’t Rub, Gently pat over your concealer application with your fingertip to remove any excess and make it look more like real skin.
- Conceal Again
This step requires you apply your regular concealer (the one you typically use to cover redness or blemishes on other parts of your face) over the area.
- Blend Again
This time around use your brush again, blend your second concealer well. Blend it downwards (covering more than just the dark circles) to add brightness wherever your face needs it.
- Tap Again
Use your fingers to blend over all of the concealer that you applied to remove any excess that your skin simply doesn’t need., this is a crucial step to remember to make sure that excess makeup doesn’t hang around.
- Rub Powder
Blend your concealers with a light dusting of powder using a very soft brush as this will give you the best result. If you have a darker complexion, choose a powder with a peach tone so it won’t have an ashy effect on the skin once applied.
And if you’re worried about wrinkles being visible when the makeup sets, use a superfine powder.