The Great Dark Circles Bake Off

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We all had a bad night sleeps or cried before going to bed and woke up the next day with puffy eyes and dark circles. Or maybe, like me you’re just prone to the ol’ blue purple line under your eyes and don’t know what to do.

How To Cover Dark Circles - Before

BEFORE

Yesterday I had an horrendous night sleep and you can definitely see it on my face – baggy eyelids and nice blue/green dent under my eyes ahoy! But there’re a few tricks I know and trust to make this mess somewhat presentable.

How To Cover Dark Circles - After

AFTER

The first thing I like to do is putting my eye cream outside the window or in the fridge so that when I go to apply it under the eyes the cooling effect will help with the puffing. Next I start with Bobbi Brown Creamy Corrector in Light Bisque under the eyes – but any peach tone concealer would do, as it counter acts the blue of the dark circles. On top of that I put on my trusty Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Concealer in Light Warm. Now, what I sometimes like to do then is is ‘bake’. It is not a compulsory step, but I find that baking helps with further brightening up the area and makes the concealer last longer. You can watch this tutorial by Tati in which she explains the process step by step, but in short, what you do is packing on top of the concealer some loose powder with a dampened Beauty Blender and let it sit for 5 minutes whilst you keep doing your makeup to then brush it off when the time is up.

To awaken the eyes and further depuff, curling the lashes is a must together with lining your waterline with a nude pencil, such as the Rimmel Scandal’Eyes Waterproof Khol Liner . I also used a bit of MAC Charcoal Brown on the lids and crease to bring back the puffiness, tons of mascara and you’re done. Although all this work makes you look more awake, I find a cup or two of coffee helps too!

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