Hey guys, I'm back this week with a post on under eyes circles & how to conceal them. Now there are so many reasons why we get dark circles, maybe due to lack of sleep, a poor diet but in some cases it is unfortunately genetic. Hopefully this post will help you in hiding those pesky dark circles & under eye bags.
Skin Prep: Start off with a clean under eye area & moisturise well with a light under eye cream - It is super important to moisturise the under eye area as it is much more delicate and frail compares to the rest of the skin on the face. This is one of the reasons why this area is darker & tends to look bluey/grey because the skin tissue is so thin, it shows the veins underneath.
Colour Correcting - To cover up dark circles, I always have a look to see if I need to correct any bluey/greyness or shadows under the eyes. I do this by applying the corrector in a really thin layer just to neutralise the dark colours. After this I go in and use a concealer.
Use Orange or Yellow Correctors to neutralise the dark ashy colours that usually show up under the eyes. This extra step is usually for those who suffer from severe darkness under the eyes or those who have deep set eyes ... (like me!) Eve Pearl do a Creamy Salmon Corrector that is specifically meant for darkness under the eyes. Make Up For Ever also do a 5/6 Camouflage Palettes with different correcting shades like Orange, Yellow, Lilac, & Green
Concealing - The 2nd step I take is to Conceal. The ones I use are either the same shade as the skin or if I am
highlighting, 2/3 shades lighter. I prefer to use yellow undertone concealers as these have an overall brightening effect to the skin & give the illusion of brighter under eyes.
Remember the concealer you use under the eyes should be a different shade & consistency to the concealer you use to cover up blemishes & dark spots on the face.
A Yellow Undertoned Concealer will work for everyone to brighten up & hide minor dark circles but it will be the 2nd step for those who need the extra coverage. I apply the concealer in a Triangle shape by bringing the concealer down the side of the nose to the nostrils and then extending it back up towards the temples. Make sure that the concealer formula is very light & liquidy so that it is less likely to ball up & settle into fine lines emphasising them further.
By applying the concealer in an extended triangle shape it conceals any darkness in a much more effective way as opposed the usual swipe across the under eye area. Make sure to include the inner eye area especially if you have deep set eyes.
Setting - A finely milled light reflecting Powders similar to the CHANEL LES BEIGES Healthy Glow Sheer Powder which is in a pressed compact or a Yellow powder like Ben Nye Luxury powder in Banana generously applied under the eyes & then brushed away after a few minutes, really makes a huge difference in brightening the under eye area, the inner corner of the eyes & setting all the products so that they do not budge.
I always make sure to set everything I use by setting all the products with a similar coloured powder on top & sometimes even a setting spray. I mean, who wants to go to all that effort only for the product to move or settle into lines after just 2/3 hours?!
An extra & final step I like to do is add a shimmery highlighter on the inner corner of the eye where the tear duct is - I do this everytime on myself as like I mentioned earliar, I have deep set eyes that are close together so by adding an highlighting shadow, it opens up the eye area & brings in much needed light.
At the moment I've been using the Mary Lou-Manizer Highlighter as it makes the world of difference especially if I've used it on the cheekbones & browbone as well, tying the entire face together.
Anyways that's all for now - I really hope this helped. I've tried out soo many products out on under eyes as I really like perfecting the skin without building up too many products. Always remember Thin Layers Work Far Better Than Thick Cakey Layers & bonus is - its lasting power is far better as well.
If theres's anything I've missed out or if you want me to go go further in depth on a topic, let me know!
Hi Lovelies, I'm Fox...
And I'm a 26 Year old Human Biologist with over 6 years experience in the Beauty Industry.
Olive Skin with a Yellow undertone. Skin Type - Oily to Oily/Dehydrated.
My Foundation Shades in the following brands -
Star - 031
Forever - Sand 031
Velvet - 30 Beige
Matte - 30 Beige
Le Teint Ultra Tenue - 40 Beige
Total Control Drop Foundation - 08
Sheer Matte - Punjab/Stromboli
Sheer Glow - Punjab/Stromboli
All Day Luminous - Punjab
Velvet Matte Skin Tint - St Moritz
Sensual Skin Enhancer - SX06
Skin Base - SB8/9
Tinted Oil Free Moisturiser - Bisque
Big Easy Complexion Perfector - Beige
Teint Idole Ultra Wear - 049
MUFE HD - 127
MUFE ULTRA HD -
MUFE ULTRA HD Invisible Cover Stick -
Double Wear SIP - Rattan/Tawny
Double Wear Light - 3.0
Double Wear Maximum Cover - Rattan/Tawny
DayWear BB - Light Medium
Studio Fix Fluid - NC30
Studio Skin - 2.3
Traceless Perfecting - Bare Beige/Bisque 04
Traceless Stick - Bisque
Perfect Matte Touch - AMBER
Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick - BUFF
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