Dark circles under the eyes are caused by several factors like heredity, nasal congestion, allergies and inadequate sleep to name a few. Whatever the cause is, if you don’t have time to treat those dark circles when going on a job interview, going to work or go on a date, you have to find a way to conceal them. Here are some tricks on how to use makeup to conceal dark circles.
Choosing a Concealer
Go to a certain makeup counter and try several types of cocealers before deciding to purchase. You can try some shades that you think can help you hide the dark circles. To hide dark purple circles, you can use a yellow tinted concealer while an orange concealer can hide blueish circles and blue and mauve or tan concealers to hide brownish circles. For red under-the eye circles, there are green and light blue concealers available.
You must choose a cream concealer product that is lightweight. The product should pass on gradually and smoothly and does not need too much rubbing. Since dark circles are due to circulation problems, rubbing the skin under the eye can increase the severity.
Move a little bit away from the makeup counter and check how you look with the concealer under natural lights. Your purpose of using the concealer is not to let your dark circles visible on a normal lit condition.
Applying the Concealer
First apply your foundation as you usually do to even out your complexion and blend it normally without giving special attention under your eyes. After you are done with your foundation, be sure you can see the dark circles clearly which you need to conceal.
Get your chosen concealer and use it on the dark circles. Be sure to apply it thinly and with an even coat. You can either use your makeup brush to apply it or you can just simply pat it gently using your fingertip.
You may notice the area where your eye meets the bridge of your nose. Give special attention to this as this area has the darkest circles so it requires more concealer. You must take extra look also on the area just under your eye and the outside edge where the eye meets your cheekbones. As these areas look darker, they need more concealer.
After the application of the concealer to your dark circle areas, powder them with a translucent powder just enough to make the concealer does not look shiny and sticky. You can now apply your regular concealer over the special concealer for your dark circles as used on the rest of your face.
Choose at least one or two concealer which shades are lighter than your normal concealer. If possible, do not use liquid and oily products as they are harder to blend and the worst is they can emphasize the lines around your eyes which can make you look older.
These are some ways that will help you use makeup to conceal dark circles. There are many brand names from which you may choose from but make sure you have used the pointers above when making a choice.