Dark under-eye circles are one of the most persistent beauty woes a woman faces. This may sounds easy but there’s actually an art and science to doing it correctly as using the wrong products can make it worse. So, if you can’t beat them, conceal them!
First, prep the under-eye area with a soothing eye cream and let it soak in for about 5-10 minutes. I love using Yon-ka’s Phyto-Contour. This delicate cream contains rosemary extracts which help boost circulation and de-puff the skin under the eye.
Then, apply a thin layer of a yellow, peach or apricot color corrector concealer under the eye (this is where understanding some basic color theory comes in handy). The orange hue neutralizes the blue tones underneath the eye because they are opposites on the color wheel. This method also works for someone who suffers from redness or rosacea. By adding a drop of green color corrector to your foundation you are canceling out the red tones.
Lastly, apply a drop of concealer one shade lighter than your skin tone under the eye to reflect light and brighten the area. Remember to tap the product on the skin with your finger, not rub it in. You may also use a concealer brush if you feel that you’re not getting proper coverage using your fingers. Then finish with a light dusting of translucent powder.