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The holidays are just around the corner, and it truly is the busiest times of year for women with all the shopping, school concerts, and yes, even that dreaded office party.

It’s at this time we want to feel and look our very best, praying our concealer holds up, because now we’re socializing more often, and it never fails; someone, somewhere is taking a picture, right?

With a ton of products out there, how do you know which one to choose?

What Are You Hiding?

Before this question can be answered, ask yourself what it is you need to cover.

A Real Eye Opener

I’ve found when consulting, the biggest concern for most women is under-eye shadows. These stubborn circles can be the result of lack of sleep, allergies, medication side effects and even heredity. No matter what brings them on, there’s nothing more frustrating than trying to hide them.

Because if we’re able to cover them, most often it looks overdone bringing more attention to them. Thank goodness for concealers that magically give the appearance of brighter eyes in seconds, like KmS Mineral Essentials Rested Concealer and Eye Brightener.

This amazing multi-use product can be used as an eye shadow base, a highlighter and a concealer. Rested not only covers dark circles, it magically brightens the eyes so you look like you got your 8 hours, even if you didn’t!

Less is so much more

The biggest mistake many women make when covering under eye circles is using too much cover up, fearing the shadows might “bleed” right through. There’s nothing wrong with “layering” products as long as you begin with very little, and blend, blend, blend.

Here’s how I do it:

I wait 5 minutes after cleansing and moisturizing before applying powder concealer. This prevents it from caking and looking heavy.

I apply concealer by lightly pressing my ring finger over the entire area I want to cover, then blend at the edges. I follow with foundation. If I notice my dark circles showing through, I’ll apply one more layer, making sure to blend and wipe away any extra powder. Then, I’ll lightly go over the entire area with finishing powder on my blending sponge to make it look smooth and even.

Super Tip: On days when I’m super-tired and my eyes could really use a pick-me-up, I’ll swipe a little Glo Get It Luminizer underneath my eyes to make them look 2 cups of coffee awake.

Do you struggle with dark circles? What tips do you have to hide them?