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Best Concealer to Cover Undereye Circles

If you have dark circles and discoloration around your eyes, you’re going to want to read this.  Here’s my secret to using concealer to cover up dark under eyes:

De-Puff Undereyes

Tarte Pack Your Bags Undereye Patches
Tarte Pack Your Bags Undereye Patches

I use my Tarte Pack Your Bags 911 Undereye Rescue Patches ($22 for 4 pairs) that I keep in the refrigerator to help reduce any puffiness. You can also go old school and use cold spoons! One of my new faves Mallory Ervin recommended these Tarte patches. You may also remember that Lady Sonja Morgan from Real Housewives of New York dips her whole face in an ice bath to help with puffiness!

Moisturize With Under Eye Cream

Last weekend I went to Unique LA and found Honey Belle Nourishing Organic Eye Creme ($18) and I'm obsessed!!! It has evening primrose oil which was traditionally used to treat bruises which helps relieve darkness, puffiness and inflammation. It also has white willow extract and neem seed oil which are antioxidants and jojoba and grapeseed oil to moisturize. This is so moisturizing I thought I'd only be able to use it at night, but it's been working great under my concealer!
Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb Under Eye Cream

My absolute favorite under eye cream is belif Moisturizing eye bomb ($48) It’s a nice gel/cream hybrid consistency so not too thick for day time use or under makeup. It’s pricey, but worth it in my opinion.

Color Correct Dark Under Eye Circles

Tarte CC Colored Clay Undereye Corrector
Tarte CC Colored Clay Undereye Corrector

I apply Tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector in Light-Medium ($25) under my eyes, on my eyelids, and on any super red 🆘 parts of my face (usually around my nose). I generally apply this using my ring finger and then will blend out with my beautyblender (which BTW is a ride or die, can’t live without it tool for me). A little goes a long way so this product will last you for a while!

Me serving face with my underlies fully concealed using this color correct, conceal highlight, powder set routine.
Me serving face with my underlies fully concealed using this color correct, conceal highlight, powder set routine.

Avoid Undereye Concealer Creasing

Tip to avoid creasing concealer: when placing the product under your eye, don’t start in the darkest spot/your tear duct because you want to make the thinnest layer possible of concealer to avoid creasing. I apply it down about an inch next to my nose and then blend the product up.

This concealer is very orange 🍊 which counteracts purple/blue undereye circles. A lot of beauty gurus have videos of them applying super light concealers under the eyes, but if you have dark circles you really need to color correct first or you’ll just make them look light grey 💀.

Foundation to Conceal Dark Circles

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

One of my all time favorite foundations that I go back to time and time again is the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 4.5 ($64). This shade is slightly orange which again helps hide any discoloration (and don’t worry it’s not orange enough to make you an Oompa Loompa). It’s lightweight and more natural looking than heavy full-coverage matte foundations.

When you first apply it it looks a little… strange. BUT just give it a few minutes and IDK what kind of pigment expanding blurring witchcraft is happening, but it will turn into a flawless, perfect, Demi-matte finish that will work even on oily skin like mine!

Applying some ColourPop Aquarius lip gloss and feeling smug that my under eyes look lit by the heavens thanks to Tarte Shape Tape

Highlighting Under the Eyes With Concealer

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

I go in with even more concealer under the eyes to brighten and highlight, For my second layer of Concealer I use the Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Fair Neutral ($25) and the hype is real y’all. I will say that as fair as I am, this shade is a little too light for me so I have to go easy on it.

Check out my Foundation Routine for Oily Skin and How to Get Rid of Pores and skip to 3:48 to see how I apply foundation and concealer and how I set it with powder.

Set Undereye Concealer With Powder

Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Cameo
Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Cameo

After you’ve blended your concealer well with beauty blender, then dip the already damp with concealer beautyblender into Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Cameo and then bounce on top of the concealer under your eyes to set the concealer. This will help further brighten the concealer and keep it from moving or wearing off.

Nude Eyeliner in the Water Line

Apply a nude liner to your bottom water line to help get rid of redness. I like Tarte Fake Awake Eye Highlighter. This will help make your eyes 👀 look larger and more awake.

No undereye creasing here! Not with the help of the beauty filter on my magical Sony A5100 camera
No undereye creasing here! Not with the help of the beauty filter on my magical Sony A5100 camera

Use a Camera With a Beauty Filter

sony-a-5100-camera
Sony A5100 Mirrorless Digital Camera

I use my Sony A5100 camera which has a beauty filter that smooths the skin and hides imperfections and automatically color corrects which is the only reason I didn’t need to FaceTune this photo! You can read more about it in Kim Kardashian’s Selfie Secrets.

Clip-In Hair Extensions by Girl Get Glamorous

These are my Girl Get Glamorous hair extensions be sure to use my discount code “Hollywood” to get money off!

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Wanna know my secrets to covering up my very dark undereye circles? 1️⃣ I used my @tartecosmetics Pack Your Bags undereye patches that had been in the refrigerator to help reduce any puffiness. You can also go old school and use cold spoons! 2️⃣ I apply @tartecosmetics CC undereye brightening concealer under my eyes, on my eyelids, and on any super red 🆘 parts of my face (usually around my nose). This concealer is very Orange 🍊 which counteracts purple/blue undereye circles. A lot of beauty gurus have videos of them applying super light concealers under the eyes, but if you have dark circles you really need to color correct first or you’ll just make them look light grey 💀. 3️⃣ I apply my foundation. This one is @armanibeauty Luminous Silk foundation. 4️⃣ I go in with even more concealer under the eyes to brighten and highlight- this time @tartecosmetics Shape Tape (the hype is real y’all). 5️⃣ Blend well with beauty blender, then dip already damp with concealer @beautyblender into @bennyemakeup Luxury Powder in Cameo to set. 6️⃣ Apply a nude liner to your water line to get rid of redness. I like @nyxcosmetics Wonder Pencil. This will help make your eyes 👀 look larger and more awake. 7️⃣ This was taken with my @sonyalpha 5100 camera which has a beauty filter and automatically color corrects which is the only reason I didn’t need to #Facetune this photo! 💁🏼These are my @girlgetglamoroushair extensions use my code 🎬HOLLYWOOD🎬 to get 💸.

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