Under-eye circles. Just like a bad boyfriend, they seem impossible to get rid of.
And if you find a way to cover them, it can be very difficult to conceal them without looking overdone, or worse yet, looking much older than you are. Yikes!
The good news is, under eye circles can be managed when using the right product and technique to get the job done. Today we’re going to talk about the do’s
and don’ts when applying concealer to erase these pesky circles.
DO take your time when applying your concealer. Nothing good ever comes from rushing.
DO apply concealer in the inner corner first before applying underneath the entire eye. It may be all you need to remove the shadow.
DO apply your eye makeup before your under eye concealer. This prevents shadow fallout that may land under the eyes making them appear darker.
DO try to stay with “like” products. For example, if you use powder foundation, use powder or cream-to-powder concealer, and if using a liquid foundation, use a cream or liquid concealer. Mixing powders with liquids and creams can easily make a mess not to mention accentuates any fine lines or wrinkles.
When applying concealer, DON’T wipe or swipe. Doing this wastes product because you end up removing more than you’re applying.
DO apply by pressing or “dabbing” concealer directly over the circles, then blend at the edges.
DON’T use too much concealer. Begin with very little. Believe it or not, less is more, especially if you need to apply more than one layer of makeup.
If you’re over the age of 40, DO use a clean ring finger instead of a brush to apply your concealer. Your ring finger is the weakest of your fingers which guarantees you’ll be using less.
DON’T forget to religiously use an eye cream with caffeine such as KmS Skin Essentials Java Eye Cream to reduce swelling that can sometimes cause dark circles.
DO get treated for your allergies (if you have them) and get plenty of rest which may prevent these nasty circles from rearing their ugly head in the first place.
So how do you cover your circles? Please share below or post any questions you may have. Be sure to keep an eye out for a demonstration video on this topic in the weeks to come.