Tutorial: How To Cover Dark Circles | Tips & Tricks

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❦ start off by applying an eye cream (preferably one formulated to diminish dark circles)

❦ apply concealer to the under eye area in a patting motion with ring finger or using a concealer brush

❦ allow to set before blending (this crucial step will allow the warmth from your skin to melt the concealer making it much easier to blend as well as give maximum coverage) not interfering with actual placement of the concealer, concentrate on blending out the edges

❦ use a crease brush to buff edges to make sure there is a seemless transition or a damp sponge to pat into place.

❦ apply setting powder (this will ensure that the work you've just done will stay in place & not fade/crease...etc)

❦ if more coverage is desired, apply another thin layer of concealer.. let dry.. blend.. set.

❦ allow coverage to set between layers

Products I Recommend:

CHANEL Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer {$40}
Lightweight, gel-based concealer with all-day staying power. Ultra-smooth, supple texture feels comfortable on skin. Soft-focus pigments brighten dark areas and minimize imperfections. Wand applicator allows for precise touch-ups.

Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57 {$24}
The bristles are made of synthetic, three-tone Taklon fibers. Non-porous and non-absorptive, they distribute just the right amount of pigment for a perfect result every time.

Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder{$34}
This light-reflecting powder has micro-refined spherical silica that help create a soft-focus appearance, diminishing the look of fine lines and imperfections while visibly smoothing skin. Suitable for all skin types and skintones, it disappears upon application to flawlessly set makeup all day.

Hope this helps, next edition of this concealer series will be tips & tricks on applying concealer for those with fine lines!

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