Ugh. Dark circles are the worst! Thanks to my allergies, my under eye circles can only be described as aggressive. So the last time my friend and makeup artist, Yara, came over, I had her show me how to apply concealer to the under eye area. While you might not be able to get enough sleep to help make your skin looks its best, we can all certainly fake it with makeup! And this is way easier than you might think! From time to time, Yara shares her makeup artist expertise with me. You may remember that I previously posted an easy fall makeup look and a fresh face look for busy moms. While I’m girly, I’m pretty low maintenance and definitely don’t feel confident in my makeup skills. So I had Yara show me the right way to apply concealer. My intent with these makeup tutorials is to help you, the everyday moms, learn a little more about makeup application. Hopefully they will help you. Because I really don’t love to be in photos (I HATE my skin). Especially the before pictures.
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Not only will you apply concealer to hide your dark circles, but you will also use a color corrector. And while you don’t need to use a brush (fingers work just fine!) it does help. The products Yara used on me are:
LOOK AT HOW DARK THOSE CIRCLES ARE! I think this is the same before picture I used in another tutorial. I don’t rush to take a ton of before photos. But I wanted you all to see what I’m working with so you know there is no trickery in the photos. Yara knows what she’s talking about!
How to Apply Concealer
From Yara, of Nixey Artistry:
To start, use a really good serum or eye cream for hydration.If you have dark circles, you’ll want to also use a good color corrector. Armani and Bobbi Brown have good ones that help cut out darkness, and usually are peach in tone. Just a small amount is all you need!
With your finger or a brush, blend out the corrector, making sure to go in to the inner corner of the eye. Follow with your favorite concealer. It should be 1/2 lighter than your skin tone to brighten your eyes a bit. The Maybelline FiT Me line has an array of colors that make it pretty easy to find the perfect one for your skin (and they are around $7!)…apply a few dots like shown in the photo. Blend with your finger or brush. If you like, you can set the makeup under the eye area by using Laura’s Mercier Secret Brightening Powder.Repeat on the other eye.Boom! SO much better than the before, right? When Yara does my makeup, she always starts with the eyes. That way, if there is any excess shadow that falls under the eye, you can clean that up before you put on the concealer. And, of course, we finish up the loop with Holliegirl Cupcake Kiss! Learning how to apply concealer isn’t as daunting as it seems! I generally skip the color corrector unless I am really getting myself ready to go somewhere where I want to appear professional or like I didn’t just roll out of bed. God bless concealer. AmIright?
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