How to Get Rid of Dark Undereye Circles with Makeup

Make Your Eyes Look Young and Bright Without Surgery!

As we’ve discussed many times, there are numerous causes for dark undereye circles. We’ve evaluated several products that claim to get rid of them, but the simple truth is that if the dark smudges under your eyes aren’t caused by allergies or temporary factors such as stress or lack of sleep, you’re going to have a hard time getting rid of them.

If they’re caused by underdeveloped or sagging tissue around your eye, you can have that fixed with Restylane or Juvaderm injections. You can read our article about Injections for Dark Undereye Circles to learn more about that.

You may not WANT to get injections, though. If not, here’s a simple, effective way to mask your dark circles with makup.

Determine What Colors To Use

Depending upon what color your undereye circles are is important. If they’re more green, then you’ll need to use a pinker tones, but if they’re more purple, you’ll be using colors with a more yellow hue.

This isn’t saying that you’ll be using pink and yellow, but instead you’ll be using skin tones with those pigments as underlying tones.

Create Your Triangle

Using a concealer tone that has the correct underlying hue and that’s a little lighter than your skin tone, you’re going to fill in a triangle that starts at the inside corner of your eye, goes down the side of your nose, then meets at the outside corner of your eye.

You’ll see improvement and brightening immediately but this is just the first step. You’ll notice that the color is a bit too bright to wear alone.

Blend With Warmer Tones

Next, you need to blend in a foundation or concealer color that warms up the first tone. Choose a warmer tone and go over the first, cooler shade that you used. Blend them well and seal it in with your regular powder so that it doesn’t slip off after a few hours.

Where Can I Find These Products?

You need to use both concealer and powder in order to get the most effective, lasting results. She’s using RCMA KO Foundation Palette and Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage palettes in C5. If you need a little lighter shade, they go down in number as they get lighter. She also adds a bit of High Definition Makeup Forever Microfinish Powder. It has silicone in it that will fill in any fine lines and make your skin look flawless.

These cosmetics are on the pricier end but they’re super-pigmented so that a little bit goes a long way. You won’t need to constantly reapply every time that you go to the powder room and you won’t need to cake them on in order to cover your dark circles. That’s especially important to those of us with aging skin because the more product we use, the more it can settle into our fine lines and really make them stand out. Not exactly the flawless, beautiful look that we’re going for!

Now you know how to cover up those dark undereye circles and you have links to the products that can give you that flawless, professional appearance. Let us know how these products work for you in the comments section below!

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