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6/6/13

How To Conceal Undereye Circles ~ Tutorial

In all my years of beauty blogging, I think this one of the most requested. So many readers are troubled by panda eyes. I personally don't have major dark circles (I have other major skin problems, so I'm thankful this is not one one them). Still, my eyes look tired without any concealer under them, especially on sick/stressful days, and when I'm wearing heavy eye makeup. Some days I apply an extra layer of foundation, some days a concealer is necessary.

Here, I applied some kohl and mascara beforehand, so that they bring out my dark circles more. Black kohl on your lower lash line really brings out your under eye bags, and emphasize the shadows under your eyes.

IVC Tutorial Month ~ Tutorial #2
Step 1: Apply Eye Cream. The skin on your undereye area is thin & delicate, so eye cream will act as a protective layer the concealer can adhere to. Use your ring finger for this as it's the gentlest of all your fingers.
Step 2:  This is important. To prevent your concealer from looking too cakey & cut down blending time, apply and dot concealer only on prominent hollows & shadows. To locate them,  tilt your head down and look up at a mirror. Here, I used a thin liner brush to apply concealer in the hollow and to dot under the eye bags, inner corner & the outer corner between my top & bottom lash lines. You can use your concealer wand or a Q -tip (earbud), too.
Step 3:  Blend the concealer with a blending brush or fingers. You can blend the concealer on your eyelids as well. I prefer not to because concealer usually doesn't blend well with my eye shadow primer and ends with looking blotchy.
Step 4:  Pat the blended concealer with your ring finger just to make sure it's all smooth and ready to be set.
Step 5:  Take some loose powder with the same fluffy brush (or another, if the same is too wet), and dab it on top of the concealer. This will set it in place & prevent creasing.
DONE! 
What a difference, right? My eyes eye looks more awake & less tired! =) 
Products I Used:
  • Botanics Radiant Youth Hydrating Eye Cream by Boots
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in #3 Medium 
  • The Body Shop Loose Powder #01
  • Brushes: To apply concealer- Inglot 30T eyeliner brush. To blend & powder- Colorbar Emphaeyes Eye Blending Brush (shown here)

Picking the right products:
  • If your dark circles are very dark & almost purplish or bluish, try to pick a concealer with yellow or peach undertones. Anything pinkish will make dark circles look greyish.
  • Stick to creamy concealers that will blend well & not settle into fine lines.
  • Avoid powders that have pink in them, stick to translucent or yellow-toned powders. 

Good Undereye Concealers: I like a few- Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer (shown here), Kryolan Cream Concealers, Laura Mercier Undercover Pot, YSL Touche Eclat, etc.
Although I have yet to try them myself, I've heard these are good: Maybelline Fit Me & Eraser Concealers, Revlon PhotoReady Concealer, Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealers & Correctors.
I guess there are a lot of concealers to be explored, and it will require a separate blog post.

I hope you found this tutorial helpful. Do tell us if you have any favorite undereye concealers.

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26 comments:

  1. Thats awesome and super simple.. :) :) .. ver useful tutorial.. the idea of using a liner brush is great.. !!

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  2. very nice tut...thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Thank you so much for this! I have terrible dark circles, but that's a genetic thing, so no eye cream helps. Your tute will though :)

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    1. I know about genetic skin probs too well Dollie :D

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  4. Now this is what I call concealing ! I recently bought the Revlon concealer and tried it but didn't got a good result and ended up wiping it off .. Turned out i didn't know how to apply it properly ! thanks a lot this was very helpful :)

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    1. Hope it will go great next time Noha :)

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  5. lovely tutorial cz very helpful by da way i voted fr u cz..........

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  6. very helpfull post thanks alot xx

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  7. nice and well explained post..

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  8. The most welcomed tutorial!

    I can see a lot of difference in the first & last pic. I basically use the same method but you made it more clear for me.

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  9. thank you for doing this tut ! even i got a few mails regarding concealing dark circles.. from now on..i will link this post to the mails :D

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    1. That's nice of you..thanks! :D

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  10. Happy it was useful all..thanks for the comments!

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  11. Hi I voted for u! I've been following ur blog for quite sometime now. However u havent replied to my comments yet! Anyways, Great tutorial as always...

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    1. Hey Prerna, sorry about that! I must have missed seeing your comment. It's so hard to keep track most times, and I never not reply intentionally. Thank you so much for voting & reading my blog :) <3

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  12. I have just started following your blog and the tutorials are really amazing , esp this was a much needed one ,

    And I finally learned tightlining from your tutorial , could you please tell me how to remove liner from the tightline? It irritates my eyes a lot when I try to do that!

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  13. Can you set it would baby powder or a light coverage foundation powder?

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