Whether you have hereditary dark circles or just the occasional issue, there are concealing tips that can help. Read on to learn how to choose and apply the best products to make dark circles vanish.
First, apply an eye cream to smooth out dryness around the eyes. This will allow concealer to stick better and will make eyes appear more rejuvenated. Use a product designed to minimize hemoglobin degradion (which causes dark circles), such as Bremenn Research Labs Hylexin Eye Cream.
After you’ve waited for the eye cream to absorb for a few minutes, apply the concealer. Women with dark purple circles swear that this product totally gets rid of the problem. Use your finger to gently dab the concealer on dark eye circles and the eyelid area. Don’t forget to apply in the corners of your eyes, which are often very dark. After you’ve concealed, you can finish your look off with a moisturizing foundation and set with loose powder.
Green concealer is supposed to help minimize the redness in your skin. If you tend to have a lot of redness from skin irritations or you have red circles under your eyes then green concealer should work for you. If you have dark circles under your eyes or you are trying to cover a bruise then you want to use a concealer with yellow undertones. Green or blue concealers work best on ruddy skin.
Concealer is a dense form of regular foundation that is used to cover blemishes, dark spots, under eye circles and other imperfections. Concealers are available as creams, or in sticks, tubes and pots.
- When selecting a concealer, choose a color that is one shade lighter than your regular foundation.
- Using a fine concealer brush, dot a small amount of the concealer onto the area you are trying to cover.
- Do not use too much or your concealer will end up looking cakey.
- You can choose to apply concealer over or under foundation, but many women find it easier to blend under foundation.
- Using a small triangular makeup sponge or your (just washed) finger, gently blend the concealer by dabbing the area until it blends seamlessly with your skin.
- Avoid getting concealer into the small wrinkles around your eyes, as it will make them look more noticeable. Instead, try a creamier formula for that area to better camouflage imperfections.
- Set your concealer with a dusting of translucent facial powder to prevent creasing.
In addition to standard facial concealers, you can also find concealers formulated for the legs and other parts of the body. These are especially useful for covering varicose veins, birthmarks, scars and tattoos.