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As a makeup artist, there are two questions I get asked all the time:
1. “I didn’t get much sleep last night, can you do something about my dark circles?”
2.” My dark circles are hereditary, they are the bane of my existence. I blame my dad. Can you get rid of them?”
That’s right, dark circles haunt every woman. Not wrinkles, not contouring, not eyeshadow colours, but dark circles. Well, at least in my makeup chair.
This is because our highly-caffeinated, late night, early morning, technology addicted, child nurturing, hard working, party-going existences all bear something in common. Tell-tale purplish rings around our eyes.
Even fitness gurus can’t escape them, no matter how much water they drink. This is because they’re up at the crack of dawn telling people to ‘ass to the grass’ squat. No one is safe.
If you have worked out how to avoid them altogether, please feel free to share your secret below, but for the rest of us…
Hooray for makeup!
But then you go to the shop, buy a concealer that’s specifically designed to hide under eye bags and what does it do? IT MAKES THEM WORSE. This is because not all under-eye bags are the same. They are precious and unique, like really annoying snowflakes.
Follow the guide below to find out what will work on yours:
IF… You have puffiness under your eyes but no purple or blue tones.
YSL Touche Eclat – this will make your eyes look puffier because of its iridescent pigment.
Orange Toned Concealers – you’ll visibly see the orange because it's not counter-acting anything. And orange bags are so out.
A concealer slightly darker than your skin tone. Just as contouring your cheekbones makes your cheeks look slimmer, a dark colour will reduce the appearance of the puffiness by de-emphasising the trouble spot. Simply apply the concealer after you have applied your foundation, then mould the product into the skin with your fingertip until it is well blended. Then, set your base lightly with powder.
IF... You have dark circles that don't budge, ever.
This is particularly common for women who have medium to dark skin. No matter how well you look after yourself, you always look tired.