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How to cover dark circles with makeup

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 25, 2017
How to cover dark circles with makeup

Bags under the eyes are those unsightly dark shadows that appear under the eyes and make our face look tired. Fortunately, we can always resort to some makeup tricks to hide and bring freshness and vitality to the skin. On OneHowTo we present a very simple option for covering dark circles with makeup that only takes a few minutes of your time.

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Steps to follow:


Prepare your skin before starting to disguise dark circles. Removes make-up from the face and eye area and when the skin is perfectly clean, apply an eye contour cream to reduce inflammation, refresh and moisturize the area.


Once the face is perfectly clean, we begin our task of covering dark circles with makeup. Choose a concealer suitable for your skin tone. Fair skin should opt for a beige or pale pink concealer and dark shades should opt for peach tones. Make sure that the tone of your concealer is slightly lighter than your skin to hide dark circles without giving a too artificial finish. If you don't like the look of pale skin, you can always finish your look with a bronzer or blush.

How to cover dark circles with makeup - Step 2

Apply a small amount of concealer with a brush on the lower lid just above the circles. It is important not to overdo it because it can accentuate fine lines in the area.


Now, with the fingertips extend the concealer using small touches from the inner corner of the eye to the cheekbone area. Do not drag or rub the product, because the end result will not be what we want. Blurs the edges well to avoid marks and hide unsightly dark circles well.

How to cover dark circles with makeup - Step 4

If your dark circles are very pronounced we recommend that prior to applying concealer according to the tone of your skin, you use a yellow concealer. It is ideal to camouflage dark circles with the most intense violet or purple tones. Try it and see the difference.


Eye shadows in warm tones are perfect for concealing dark circles and diverting attention to a different part of the eye. On the other hand, cool tones like blue, lilac, green, etc. are not very suitable.


If as well as how cover dark circles with makeup, you want to learn how to make homemade masks for dark circles do not hesitate to consult our article.

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