Have you just been applying concealer directly on your dark circle? I have a trick for you that will really brighten up your face, conceal your dark circles, and lift your eyes. Watch my video tutorial on my YouTube channel or keep reading to see how to cover dark circles using a new technique.
How to cover dark circles
The first step to cover dark circles is that you want to start with foundation. I used Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear. Apply your foundation all over your face as you normally would.
Next you need a medium to full coverage concealer. I am using the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage concealer in Buff. You want to use a concealer shade that is a couple of shades lighter than your foundation.
Put out some concealer on the back of your hand and take a flat concealer brush, such as this one from Sephora:
Take your brush, dip it into concealer, and draw a line down from your eye alongside your nose, then over underneath your eye, and then down to connect the two lines into a big triangle, like this:
Use a beauty blender to blend out the concealer using patting motions.
There is one final step to cover dark circles. At this point you could just set your concealer with a translucent setting powder, such as the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder. However, if you want your concealer to last all day, you can bake it.
Baking is where you cover an area,. which already has foundation or concealer on it, with a thick layer of translucent powder, and let it sit for 5-10 minutes to “cook” on your skin. The powder traps the heat from your skin and basically cooks the foundation and concealer underneath, making it set and last all day.
To bake, just take any translucent powder and use a beauty blender to pick up a lot of powder and dab it in a thick layer all over the area you just concealed. You will look like a powdery mess like this!
Next, wait 5 to 10 minutes, and then using a clean fluffy powder brush, like the one above, gently sweep away the excess powder and buff it into the rest of your face with circular motions to set your makeup.
Here is the finished look after I applied concealer and baked it.
You can tell that it completely covers my dark circles. Not only that, it also brightens up my whole face and makes my eyes appear lifted. It will look even better after your contour or bronze to bring some shadows onto your face. Blush will also add a pop of color. It really draws attention to your eyes, which is great for someone like me with acne scars on their cheeks/jawline. It can draw attention away from those and up to my eyes and eyeshadow.
I hope this little tutorial helps you learn a new technique for how to cover dark circles! How do you conceal your undereyes? I would love to hear from you!
Check out my other blogs on my Bridal makeup look or the Naked Heat palette review.