4 Areas to Apply Color Correcting Concealer
Who says you’re obligated to show your true colors? With makeup, there’s certainly no such commitment. We all have skin imperfections that we’d like to hide, from angry red breakouts to purplish dark circles. The key to keeping these unwanted hues hidden is to add color correcting concealers into your beauty regimen. These creamy color correctors help counteract or neutralize the appearance of a variety of imperfections, leaving you with a complexion that looks even and brightened. Sound too good to be true? It isn’t—as long as you know where to apply these concealers. Keep reading to find the four best places to color correct—and all the details on how to get started.
1. Dark Circles
Whether you didn’t catch enough sleep last night or are just predisposed to dark circles, sometimes you just want to hide the appearance of tired-looking eyes. The trick to accomplishing such a task is to pick the right color correcting concealer shade. Look for a concealer with peachy pigment to help counteract the appearance of under-eye circles with a bluish tint. Because who has to know you didn’t snooze as much as you should have?
Unless your complexion truly is perfect (in which case, no fair), you probably have at least a bit of discoloration, such as dark spots, here and there. Your quick fix: yellow concealer. The sunny shade is able to neutralize the appearance of blue and purple tones that typically mark discolorations.
Breakouts are a total pain, and it doesn’t help that sometimes they seem nearly impossible to keep under wraps. If you struggle to cover your blemishes, it’s time to set your sights on green concealer. Think back to that beginner’s art class you took. Red and green sit on opposite sides of the color wheel, making them the perfect picks to disguise one another. (Here are more tips for hiding redness with makeup.)
4. Dull Spots
You may associate purple with royalty, but did you know you should be linking violet and lavender hues with fighting the appearance of dullness? If your skin seems like it’s a little lackluster, pastel purple concealer could be the answer. Purple helps balance out the look of yellow and uneven tones, making it just right for fixing the appearance of sallow spots. Besides applying concealer directly to dull spots and any areas where you could use additional radiance, try blending a lavender concealer around the edges of your face for an overall brightening effect.
How to Color Correct the Right Way
You know where to apply color correctors, but do you know how to use them? No worries: we’re breaking it down for you—one step at a time.
Step #1: Prime your face. Before you tackle color correcting, you need to prep your skin. Smooth a primer like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets™ Professional Magic Perfecting Base onto a clean complexion. Or, if you’re readying yourself to camouflage redness, try the L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets™ Professional Color Correcting Anti-Redness Primer for double the neutralizing product power.
Step #2: Apply color correcting concealer. It’s time for the main event. Apply color correcting concealers to the specific spots on your face where you need them. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Color Correcting Kit, which contains all the colors you’ll need: peach for dark circles, yellow for discolorations, green for redness, and lavender for dullness. As you’re applying, remember less is more—you never want to end up with caked on concealer, especially not in an unnatural hue.
Step #3: Blend out. Bounce the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Concealer Blender in circular motions over the areas you applied color correcting concealer, working the product onto your skin.
Step #4: Follow with foundation. You aren’t done just yet! Buff on a foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation to finish perfecting the look of your complexion. (Find more details on applying liquid foundation here.)
Bonus step: Reach for mascara. What makeup look isn’t complete without a set of flirty lashes? Mascara can help tie a look together, so apply a coat of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara before heading out for the day.
How to Apply Color Correcting Concealer
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Truth: putting green concealer on your zits can do wonders.
If you follow makeup artists on Instagram or turn the pages of any beauty magazine, chances are you’ll find a tutorial on color correcting, a much buzzed about new trend that involves wearing concealer in every shade of the rainbow. Turns out putting purple concealer on your face isn’t an act of madness but rather an ingenious way to hide blemishes. Here’s how to apply color correcting concealer to hide your perfectly cute imperfections.
What is color correcting?
Color correcting is a concealer technique that professional makeup artists have used for years and that went mainstream after social media got wind of the trend. Here, the color wheel determines which color of concealer will work best on your blemish.
Colors that are opposite of one another on the color wheel cancel each other out. Green concealer cancels out red zits, purple concealer minimizes yellow spots, and orange concealer takes care of blue dark circles. If you apply this theory, then you can make your concealer work better for you.
The Basic Rules
Use the appropriate hue to cover blemishes, then lightly pat your foundation on over the color. When covering dark eye circles with orange or pink, apply your regular concealer over the bright pigments, then tap the makeup down with a beauty blender.
Take a peek at makeup guru Carli Bybel’s stunning tutorial, which begins at the 9:45 mark. Watch how she turns her rainbow look into a flawless finish.
For redness, acne and rosacea
Green is opposite the color wheel from red, so it’s perfect for hiding any redness on your face, like pimples and acne scars. If you have rosacea, a color correcting green primer will help hide unwanted redness and give you an even base for applying foundation.
For people with darker skin tones who have dark circles under their eyes
Orange is opposite from blue. If you have darker skin with blue dark circles, orange will work to help conceal the uneven undertones. People with lighter skin should avoid orange and instead use a peach color corrector.
For people with lighter skin tones who have dark circles under their eyes
Pink concealer is usually salmon or peach in tone and is created from a mix of red, orange, and yellow hues. Since these colors are opposite from blue, green, and purple on the wheel, this corrector is best for hiding dark eye circles on lighter skin tones.
For dark purple bruises, veins, and under eye circles
Yellow color correcting concealer can be used to cover up any blemish that’s purple in tone. Bruises, veins, and under eye circles can be hidden with a yellow spot concealer.
For yellow skin tones and combatting dull complexion
Purple is best for combatting yellow undertones and brightening skin. Use a purple primer to remove yellow tones from your entire face or use a spot concealer to hide yellow spots.
The Dos & Don’ts of Applying Color Correcting Concealer
- Do choose the right hues for your skin. The effectiveness of color correctors depends on finding the right tone to match your blemish. Remember that orange is for dark skin and peach is for light skin.
- Do apply thin layers! A thick layer of corrector may show through your foundation.
- Don’t use colors that you don’t need. Color correcting concealer is meant to be used only on blemishes that are strong in appearance. For smaller less noticeable blemishes, a regular concealer will do.
- Do utilize a makeup sponge or beauty blender to pat the coverage into the skin. Don’t brush the colors all over your face. This will undo all the hard work you’ve done by moving the pigments into the wrong areas.
- Do remember that makeup should enhance your skin not hide it! So think of color correcting concealer as a fun extra step that’s to be used sparingly and don’t forget to let your natural face shine.
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How to Use Every Type of Color-Correcting Concealer
Concealer is without a doubt the biggest must-have product to keep in your makeup bag. It covers blemishes, hides dark circles and hyperpigmentation, and basically just makes everything look even and flawless. Didn’t get enough sleep last night? Concealer. Slept in your makeup and got a few breakouts to show for it? Concealer. Need to prime your lids or your lips so your makeup stays on better? Concealer. It truly is a jack-of-all-trades.
While going to the cosmetics aisle of your favorite beauty supply store in search of just the right concealer may seem like a puzzle more than anything else, we’re here to tell you that it’s a bit easier to understand than you think. For starters, when you conceal a blemish, you should match the concealer exactly to your skin, while for under-eye brightening, you should find a shade that’s half a shade lighter than your skin, according to makeup artist Mai Quynh. But what do different colors of concealer do, like purple, green, and yellow? Ahead, watch celebrity makeup artist Jaleesa Jaikaran share her tutorial for using color-correcting concealers, plus pro tips from Alima Pure Cosmetics founder Kate O’Brien. know-how.
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Meet the Expert
- Jaleesa Jaikaran is a celebrity makeup artist and the host of The Life of a Makeup Artist podcast.
- Kate O’Brien is a color-correction expert and the founder of Alima Pure Cosmetics.
What does green concealer do? Well, according to O’Brien, a pale pistachio green (like her Color Balancing Powder, $24, in Pistachio) conceals redness: “Though it doesn’t look green on the skin, we recommend using any green concealers beneath your foundation. Green colors work beautifully for dermatitis, rosacea, and even mild sunburn.”
This one might seem a little intimidating at first glance. What does purple concealer do? O’Brien says that a pale lavender “brightens skin” and “enlivens your complexion.” Lavender also neutralizes “yellow dull tones” on the skin and should be used underneath foundation.
What is yellow concealer for? The answer might seem a little more clear than the others: “Pale yellow shades will soften slight redness, add warmth, and brighten up any complexion,” says O’Brien.
Lastly, if you’ve ever wondered What does red concealer do? we’ve got your answer. Try it to nix dark circles! Celebrity makeup artist Victoria Stiles says to try pink- and salmon-based concealer shades (these hues knock out blue and gray undertones). However, you want to be careful to apply these only to dark areas, as applying them elsewhere on the face could lead to orange splotches.
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MUAs Share a Guide to Color-Correcting Dark Circles
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that concealer is the most game-changing product in your makeup bag. When sleep sounds like a luxury because busy is your default state, beauty products that give you a “fake it till you make it” slash “I have my shit together” (but I really don’t) glow become your best friend. You might wake up with designer bags underneath your eyes and a blemish or two that showed up unannounced, but that’s where color correctors come in. These concealers are available in an array of shades suited for all skin tones that conceal blemishes, cover up dark circles, hide hyperpigmentation, brighten your complexion, give your skin the ultimate sculpting effect for a snatched contour, and more.
Color correctors can feel quite intimidating if you’re unsure how to use them, especially because many of them come in unexpected rainbow colors that don’t look like they belong on your face. Their purpose is to cancel out dark circles and dark spots. Trust, I’ve gone on and on and on about my dark spots in the past. The thing is, I spend so much time taking care of my skin, but I still suffer from hyperpigmentation. So when I want a flawless foundation look, color correctors cover up my problem areas like pure magic.
Learn How to Use Color-Correcting Concealers with MUA Jaleesa Jaikaran
I tapped pro makeup artists to lay out the full guide on color-correcting dark circles and hyperpigmentation. Glamsquad New York regional makeup expert Lauren Lebowitz and celebrity makeup artist Jenna Kristina of The Wall Group explain exactly how to color-correct correctly to address these skin concerns below.
How to Color-Correct Dark Circles
With color-correcting, Lebowitz takes a simple approach and brings it back to color theory. “Opposite colors on top of one another will cancel each other out,” she explains. “My rule of thumb is unripe bananas for cherries and oranges for blueberries.” How amazing is that analogy? In other words, yellow and green color correctors counteract red undertones and orange and peach color correctors counteract blue undertones. We’ll address even more on which color-correcting concealer shade works for your skin tone later. Apply the color-correcting shade that works for you underneath your eyes, and then apply a concealer shade closer to your skin tone on top of that corrector to cover up the dark circles. You’ll be amazed at the results.
Kristina follows the same color-cancellation routine for dark circles. “For eyes, I usually use something with a pink or peach tone, depending on skin tone, to help cancel out the blue tone of tired under-eyes,” she says. “I tap that color in the fold under the eye and then I use the correct concealer color on top of that to blend with the client’s skin tone.”
In summary, 1) use the color corrector that works well with your undertones underneath your eye, and 2) apply your go-to, regular concealer of choice that’s closest to your complexion on top of that color, and blend it out to cancel out the look of your dark circles.
How to Color-Correct Hyperpigmentation
Don’t stress over blemishes. They’re easy to hide with color-correcting. Lebowitz suggests following the same routine as above for hyperpigmentation. “You want to neutralize the dark spot with a color corrector, and then put the product on top,” she explains. “The only difference is to really make sure the coverage is opaque before adding a color on top to match the rest of your skin.”
Kristina relates color-correcting dark spots to a tattoo cover-up technique. She uses a color corrector fit for her clients’ skin tones and then applies a generous layer of concealer on top to mask those spots. So think of it as a thorough spot-treatment technique. On your bare face, tap your color corrector on top of each blemish. Then, apply a full-coverage concealer and foundation of your choice on top to cover the blemish.
How to Find the Right Color-Corrector for Your Skin Tone
The intensity of color-correcting shades varies depending on skin tones. “For deeper skin tones, going warmer is especially key because you want to keep the richness of your skin and avoid the skin looking too gray or purple,” she explains.
A rule of thumb is to keep your correctors a little warmer to neutralize without making the skin appear gray and ashy.
Kristina breaks it down like this: “For fair skin, I use a pink undertone to brighten. For medium to dark skin, I use a peach or apricot color corrector, depending on how dark the skin is. And for olive skin, I use a mustard tone with a slight hint of green to really blend in with the skin.”
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The Sensual Skin Enhancer Concealer and Foundation #13
Lebowitz loves using this concealer in shade #9 for lighter skin and #13 for deeper skin. “A little bit goes a long way,” she says. “The concealer has honey and jojoba oil, so it won’t crease on on you, giving your skin the most amazing natural, radiant finish.”
Radiant Creamy Concealer in Honey
“It’s buildable, long-wearing, and easy to layer under your concealer,” Lebowitz says.
Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer
Lebowitz loves this gem because of how versatile the coverage is. “You can use it anywhere on the face, under the eyes, to contour, or as a foundation. [It] truly blends your skin to perfection,” she explains.
Under Eye Corrector
Kristina is a fan of these creamy color correctors because of the line’s diverse shade range. “There are so many colors, so most skin tones can find a shade,” she says.
Under Eye Brightening Corrector
Kristina also suggests these correctors, which the brand describes as “eight hours of sleep in a jar.” They’re specially made for brightening the look of dark circles. The brand heard our cries and now offers a shade for medium/deep skin tones too.
HD Glamour Creme Palette, Corrector Light
Kristina loves this gigantic palette because it covers all concerns. It has correctors that work wonders for all skin tones.
Next: more on how to use every type of color-correcting concealer for your skin tone.
How to Use a Color Correcting Concealer
From hiding the evidence of a late night to minimizing blemishes, concealer is a cosmetic secret weapon. While a skin-toned concealer can do wonders on its own, a color correcting concealer can work even more magic. For example, you can use a peach formula to all but erase under-eye circles and a green one to tone down the look of red acne flare-ups. In this guide, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about color correcting concealers, including how to choose the shade that’s right for you.
What Is a Color Correcting Concealer?
Color correcting concealers are designed to neutralize skin imperfections like redness, sallowness and general discoloration. And while some mild skin discoloration issues can often be covered with foundation and a classic concealer, wearing a color correcting concealer underneath your foundation can give you the complete coverage you’re looking for.
How to Apply a Color Correcting Concealer
Once you have your product, keep in mind that less is more. Apply the proper color corrector on any desired areas and then press (don’t swipe) your foundation onto your face. If more coverage is needed, follow up by applying your skin-toned concealer using a damp makeup sponge. This pressing technique will ensure that the color correcting concealer stays in place.
How to Choose a Color Correcting Concealer
When determining what color to use, refer to the color wheel. Complementary colors, or opposite pairings on the color wheel, cancel each other out, which can help give your face a neutral canvas for applying foundation. Read on for a full breakdown of each shade.
How to Use Green Color Correctors
The color green can help correct red spots such as birthmarks, rashes or acne. If you struggle with moderate redness on the cheeks, opt for a green concealer with a light to medium coverage. For those with more severe redness in the form of acne or rosacea, we recommend a full-coverage formula, like the Dermablend Quick Fix Color-Correcting Concealer in Green, to help counteract those bright red hues.
How to Use Yellow Color Correctors
Yellow corrects pink and very subtle red hues. Use a yellow concealer to minimize broken capillaries or mild skin sensitivities. This color is also great for neutralizing redness that occurs around the nose and mouth. For best results, apply a small amount onto your hand and blend, blend, blend. To try it for yourself, use the NYX Professional Makeup Color Correcting Concealer Palette — it has every color you could need in a handy compact.
How to Apply Color Correcting Concealer to Cover Up Discoloration
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Believe it or not, putting green concealer on your zits will hide them. You’ve probably heard about the color correcting concealer trend by now, the strange brightly colored concealer palettes available everywhere from your local drug store, the isles in Sephora and listed on Amazon. But unless you have watched a beauty tutorial on YouTube, you may not know what the color corrector craze is about or how this must-have beauty product can help just about everyone look their best.
You are missing out on this simple trick if you are unsure how to use color correcting concealer. It’s a simple matter of color theory, a concept professional makeup artists use everyday. A quick education can get you on your way to a flawless complexion using a color correcting concealer in minutes.
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To understand how color correcting concealer works, you need to be introduced to the color wheel. Colors directly opposite one another on the wheel cancel each other out. Thus, green cancels out red- put green over redness on your face and the two will neutralize one another, appearing neither green nor red. Green concealer cancels out red zits, purple concealer minimizes yellow spots, and orange/yellow concealer takes care of blue/purple dark circles. When you add these colors to your makeup routine, you get more out of your regular concealer!
The Color Correcting Concealer Colors
Brighten the appearance of yellow undertones and sallowness on light to medium skin tones with a lavender-colored concealer. When worn underneath a concealer in your regular tone, these pastel shades can help to create a more radiant-looking complexion.
Mask the appearance of pesky dark circles and dark spots on darker skin tones with a peach-colored concealer or orange-hued color correcting concealer. Note that there is some variance in this color in the color correcting concealer sets. Pink concealer is best for people with lighter skin tones who have dark circles under their eyes. Pink concealer is usually salmon or peach in tone and is created from a mix of red, orange, and yellow hues. Since these colors are opposite from blue, green, and purple on the wheel, this corrector is best for hiding dark eye circles on lighter skin tones. Orange is opposite from blue. If you have darker skin with blue dark circles, orange will work to help conceal the uneven undertones.
Covering up breakouts and redness is a challenge—luckily, with a green-colored color correcting concealer, it is not an impossible task. Camouflage red-hued breakouts, blemishes, broken blood vessels, and all over redness with a green concealer. If you have rosacea, a color correcting green primer will help hide unwanted redness and give you an even base for applying foundation.
Yellow color correcting concealer can be used to cover up anything that’s purple in tone. Bruises, veins, and under eye circles can be hidden with a yellow corrector concealer.
Now you know how to use color correcting concealer! There’s really not much to it- it is as simple as it sounds.
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Color Correcting Concealer Application Tips
While many of these may seem self-evident, but we feel compelled to state them anyway- color correcting is amazing as long as a few simple guidelines are followed!
- Don’t use colors that you don’t need! Remember, this is a spot treatment concealer meant for heavy pigmentation that can’t be covered with your normal makeup.
- Chose the right hues for your skin. Take note of the tones that are used for light tones and those that are best for darker tones.
- Don’t use too much! Use it on the spots that need it, not all over your face. Just a little bit will do the trick, use thin layers because the color corrective pigments should not show through your foundation.
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We hope that this post has helped you to understand how simple color correction concealer is and how easy it is to incorporate into your everyday makeup routine.
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The Most Concealers Color Correctors is perfect to enhance your looks by color correcting any blemishes, dark spots, undereye circles, and neutralizing uneven skin tones. It can also be used to brighten skin as well to give you a flawless look. The Most Concealer Color Correctors is buildable full coverage that feels lightweight, blends seamlessly to the skin, and is water-resistant.
TMC – 23 Lavender is perfect to neutralize the yellow undertones on light to medium skin.
The Most Concealer Color Corrector has a brush applicator that allows for the concealer to go on easily and smoothly, even in hard to reach spots. The Most Concealer Color Corrector has a matte & satin hybrid finish that will last all day and has a whopping 18g of product!
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which color is better for bruises
The main make-up tool for those who lack 24 hours a day is concealer. We tell you what makes it indispensable in the fight against traces of lack of sleep
When there is nothing else at hand, you can hide dark circles under the eyes with both foundation and powder. These funds will be a way out of the situation, and you will definitely look fresh, but concealer will cope with this task much better.
Regular cream and powder, as a rule, do not have enough density to properly mask bruises. And if you layer these products, there is a high risk that they will roll and get lost in the folds of the skin under the eyes. Then there will be more problems. In addition, the area around the eyes is sensitive, there is very delicate skin that needs special care. Usually manufacturers take this into account when creating moisturizing formulas for the skin under the eyes.
For a comfortable make-up in this area, concealers also saturate with useful ingredients. There are actually many more reasons why you should choose them if you need to hide dark circles under the eyes.
What better mask for dark circles: concealer or concealer?
In addition to foundation and powder, correctors are also used to camouflage skin imperfections.But there are some nuances in their application. Red, pink and orange correctors work best for getting rid of dark circles (they neutralize blue well) – you can read about how to use other shades of color correctors here.
However, you cannot leave a layer of such a corrector on the skin without covering. You will still have to apply foundation, powder or the same concealer.It turns out that you can’t do without a concealer, but he does an excellent job with dark circles himself, without additional funds.
Completely rely on the concealer allows the features of this tool. It is matched to the foundation so that it does not stand out on the skin. The texture density of the concealer is enough for the product to cover the blue tint that appears through the skin.
In addition, reflective particles are added to most formulas. For a radiant effect, they make dark circles even less visible. And the skin at the same time takes on a fresh look. We talked about concealers with such a composition here.
The advantage of concealers lies in the fact that with their help you can mask other skin imperfections: acne, redness, age spots and much more.Thus, this multifunctional tool, hiding various flaws, deserves a registration in the basic cosmetic bag.
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How to choose a concealer for bruising under the eyes?
You need to look for a tool that will be not only effective in solving the problem, but also comfortable. And here it is important to pay attention to the texture of the concealer.Unless you usually apply the tone in a thick layer, then a thick, creamy concealer is not for you. A light translucent fluid will do. But if dark circles under the eyes have become a serious problem for you, you still have to choose a dense concealer rich in pigments.
It is equally important to study the composition of the concealer. It should not dry out thin, delicate skin around the eyes.Look for moisturizing ingredients in the formula, such as aloe extract (this ingredient also soothes the epidermis). Often, caffeine is added to the formula: it has drainage properties, which means it helps to eliminate puffiness and improve microcirculation. The result will be a refreshed look.
You will find detailed instructions on how to mask dark circles in this video tutorial.
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What color should the concealer be?
For those who use correctors, it is important to know how different shades work. For example, red, yellow and pink are the best weapons against dark circles.
But with concealer, everything is easier. If you plan to use it only to mask dark circles under the eyes, its color should either match the shade of the foundation, or be slightly lighter.
Blending will make the difference between shades invisible. Remember to apply concealer on top of your foundation, not underneath as you would with concealer.
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Which Concealer Format is Best?
A liquid concealer like Infaillible from L’Oréal Paris is distinguished by a very light texture that is barely perceptible on the skin.In this format, the product is best suited for “makeup without makeup”. Concealer-fluid will create a comfortable coverage, with which you can not be afraid of a “hard” result. But for skin prone to oily, this is not the best choice: the liquid texture can cause the product to “creep” by the end of the day.
Creamy Concealer is a heavy artillery remedy for when dark circles are very visible and conspicuous. Plus, a texture like that of Affinitone from Maybelline New York is the best option for girls who usually use a fairly dense foundation. It cannot be ruled out that such a concealer will collect in the folds of the skin, which does not look very attractive. Apply the product in dosage, without excess, to avoid this.
The densest texture is in a pencil-format concealer.
For example, Wonder Pencil by NYX Professional Makeup.
The area around the eyes is very susceptible to the influence of negative external factors: lack of sleep, lack of moisture, and strong UV radiation are reflected in its condition. She needs high-quality care and no less high-quality decorative cosmetics with caring properties. Powder is not the right solution for thin and delicate skin around the eyes. Better to use a liquid or creamy concealer.
True, in hot weather, after applying the concealer, they use such a make-up technique as baking: with the help of a special powder, the concealer is, as it were, “sealed” so that it does not slip during the day under the influence of high temperatures. But this technique is best used only in extreme cases. We talked about him in more detail during this video tutorial.
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How to apply concealer to hide dark circles under the eyes?
Concealer should not be used dry.Be sure to use a moisturizing eye cream first, such as Giorgio Armani’s Crema Nera Extrema. If you use a foundation, then the concealer, if you follow all the rules, is applied after it.
It is worth having a separate brush for applying concealer in your cosmetic bag. This could be, for example, the Domed Concealer Brush from Urban Decay, a small, voluminous duofiber brush that allows you not only to delicately apply, but also blend concealer so that there are no clear boundaries on the skin.
One of the life hacks is to distribute the concealer under the eyes not in a semicircle, but in a triangle – and “pull” the corner down, towards the cheeks.Experience has shown that this application helps to better hide bruises. Also, don’t forget to add concealer to the inner corner of your eyes for a fresher, more radiant look. Concealer can be applied to other areas you want to brighten.
Take care of blending the concealer. If the borders are still visible after brushing, soften them with your fingertips. Want to fix a layer of concealer? Then grab a sheer finishing powder, brush it onto a fluffy brush, and lightly brush it around the under-eye area. For example, High Definition by NYX Professional Makeup in Translucent shade will do.
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Rating of the best concealers and correctors against dark circles under the eyes
Finding a concealer that will mask dark circles and won’t roll or float throughout the day can be tricky. The funds from our selection, in the opinion of the editors, can be trusted.
Touche Éclat, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté
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One of the most famous concealers against dark circles under the eyes is Touche Éclat by Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, which is famous for both its effective formula and convenient format. This concealer comes in a tube with a brush that can be applied immediately. The product literally melts on the skin and merges with it, creating an invisible coating that reveals itself only due to a light natural glow. This is what camouflages dark circles most effectively.The result is a fresh look, just like after a healthy 8-hour sleep. With the same brush, you can paint over inflammations and other imperfections in other areas of the skin, achieving perfect makeup.
Effacernes Longue Tenue, Lancôme
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The formula of this product is an emulsion of water and oil – this guarantees the skin comfort and softness after application. The composition contains extracts of chamomile and cornflower, which are responsible for moisturizing. SPF 30 provides the delicate skin around the eyes with reliable protection against photoaging. And the pigmented creamy texture eliminates traces of fatigue; you can be sure that the bruises under the eyes will not show themselves during the day.
True Match Touch Magique, L’Oréal Paris
This concealer was created with an emphasis on radiance. The product not only masks, but also distracts from dark circles and other signs of fatigue. The formula includes mini-particles that reflect light, distracting attention from imperfections. True Match Touch Magique also contains glycerin (helps to keep skin hydration levels normal) and caffeine (tones skin and reduces puffiness).
Instant Anti-Age Eraser Concealer, Maybelline New York
Maybelline New York created a separate concealer specifically for the eye area. The result is a universal “eraser” against all imperfections in this area. It is doubly convenient to apply the creamy texture – because a soft cushion applicator is provided, which is soaked in the cream after several scrolls of the tube at the base. With the help of such an applicator, it is easy to distribute the product in the required amount and at the same time blend the borders of the coating.Instant Anti-Age Eraser Concealer “erases” both dark circles under the eyes and fine wrinkles; the skin looks younger and fresher. In the composition, by the way, there are goji berries and haloxyl – these two components are responsible for the anti-age effect.
Point Cealer, Shu Uemura
Shu Uemura also has a smart solution to the problem of dark circles under the eyes. The Point Cealer Concealer has a delicate creamy texture, but despite this, it easily copes with bruises and redness, and with enlarged pores and wrinkles. Skin tone will be much closer to perfection thanks to this tool. And an important role in this is played by the ability to properly distribute it over the skin: the tube is equipped with an applicator-sponge, to which the product is supplied in the required volume.You will not be able to overdo it with the amount, but using a little more concealer, you can get some benefit – the composition contains moisturizing ingredients that will take care of the skin.
What concealer for the skin around the eyes is your must have? Write a review in the comments.
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90,000 Reasons and how to quickly get rid of dark circles under the eyes
When you notice those annoying dark circles under your eyes, is your insomnia the first thing you blame? While getting a decent amount of sleep is incredibly important, fatigue is not the only reason your skin looks red, purple, and even a little blue. These are seven more things that can keep the area under your eyes from looking better and brighter.
What do dark circles mean?
Honestly, even if you have been diligently caring for your skin as thoroughly as possible all your life, you will sooner or later show signs of aging – and this includes bags under the eyes and dark circles.
Over time, the skin naturally loses collagen and becomes thinner, so no matter what kind of skin you have or what good habits you maintain, veins will inevitably begin to show through the thin skin around your eyes.As we already know, sun exposure accelerates the breakdown of collagen, so disciplined and consistent sunscreen habits from an early age are your best weapons against under eye circles. (Wearing sunglasses in the sun helps too – less squinting = less crow’s feet!)
Better habits, however, cannot change your genes! Genetics is the biggest determinant of what skin we will have and how we will look as we age. Those of us who have inherited fair or thin skin tend to have dark circles under our eyes. When our blood collects in the capillaries under the eyes, it is simply more evident through lighter skin.
Unfortunately, as more blood accumulates there, your delicate capillaries begin to stretch and tighten under the weight, resulting in more blood fusion and accumulation – and ultimately even darker circles around the eyes.
However, for other people, dark circles and bags under the eyes are not caused by aging, sunbathing, or genetics.Sometimes it’s just a matter of allergies. Year-round allergies like dust or mold, or seasonal allergies that many of us experience in the spring, trigger the release of histamines that trigger an inflammatory response. This means that our blood vessels become inflamed and swell – including those under our eyes.
Why do dark circles appear under the eyes
Although dark circles under the eyes are most commonly caused by fatigue, there are other causes, including:
- allergic rhinitis (hay fever) 90 100
- atopic dermatitis (eczema) 90 100
- contact dermatitis 90 100
- heredity 90 100
90 093 pigmentation disorders 90 100
- scratching or rubbing eyes 90 100
- sun exposure 90 100
Another cause of dark circles is the natural aging process. As you age, you lose skin oil and collagen. This can make the reddish-blue blood vessels under the eyes more visible.
In addition, puffy eyelids or under-eye depressions usually develop with age. Sometimes these physical changes cast shadows that can appear as dark circles under the eyes.
How to get rid of dark circles under the eyes in cosmetology
Your doctor may suggest a medical option, depending on the diagnosis and the cause of the under eye circles.This recommendation may include the following.
Skin brightening cream
To relieve under-eye hyperpigmentation, a dermatologist may prescribe a skin lightening cream with azelaic acid, kojic acid, glycolic acid, or hydroquinone. Some of these creams, in lower percentages of active ingredient, are available over the counter.
Laser treatments use thermal energy to vaporize damaged cells. The darker pigment under the eyes can be removed. Along with lightening darker skin tones, laser therapy can induce new collagen formation.
A dermatologist can suggest a light chemical peel to lighten dark pigmentation under the eyes. Typically these include glycolic acid, retinoic acid, or hydroquinone. Your dermatologist may also suggest a Jessner peel, which includes a combination of salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol.
Fat can be removed surgically during blepharoplasty of the lower eyelids by a plastic surgeon, oculoplastic surgeon or dermatological surgeon. The procedure can reduce the shadow cast by your eyelid, which can reduce the appearance of dark circles.
A hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, such as Restylan or Juvederm, can be injected into the tissue under the eye by an ophthalmologist, dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or specially trained healthcare professional. Fillers help with loss of volume under the eyes, which can cause dark circles.
How to get rid of dark circles under the eyes at home
There are several ways that people report that they have eliminated or reduced the appearance of dark circles under their eyes. Everyone is different, so some of these remedies may not work for you.
Fatigue and lack of sleep can cause dark circles under the eyes.It can also make you look paler, which can make your dark circles appear darker. Make sure you get seven to eight hours of sleep each night and practice good sleep hygiene.
When you sleep, try additional pillows under your head to reduce the swelling of fluid collecting in your lower eyelids.
Cold to dark circles
Sometimes dilated blood vessels can darken the area under the eyes.A cold compress can cause blood vessels to narrow, which can lead to a reduction in dark circles.
Reduce or eliminate sun exposure on your face.
There are a number of over-the-counter moisturizers that can help you with dark circles under your eyes. Many contain caffeine, vitamin E, aloe, hyaluronic acid, and / or retinol.
Apply cucumber to dark circles
Natural healing advocates suggest chilling thick cucumber slices and then placing the chilled slices on dark circles for about 10 minutes.Then rinse the area with water. Repeat this procedure twice a day.
Almond oil and vitamin E
Natural Healing Advocates suggest mixing equal amounts of almond oil and vitamin E and then gently rubbing the mixture into dark circles just before bed. Rinse the area with cold water in the morning. Repeat this process every night until the dark circles disappear.
Natural healers suggest soaking two tea bags in warm water and then chilling the bags in the refrigerator for a few minutes. Place a bag over each eye. After five minutes, remove the tea bags and rinse the area with cold water.
What oil to use for dark circles under the eyes
Immortelle may not be the kindest word to say, but I’m sure you’ve heard of this plant before. It has been used for many years to treat a variety of skin conditions as well as scars and wrinkles (you can easily combine it with rosehip oil as a natural remedy for scars)
When trying to eliminate dark circles under the eyes, clove essential oil is another natural remedy that can help you reduce dark spots.
The main component of clove oil is eugenol, which is responsible for the oil’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This oil easily protects your skin from oxidative stress. Plus, it can help when it comes to itchy or swollen skin and acne.
Frankincense essential oil
Frankincense oil is still very beneficial for the skin: it tones, tightens and prevents wrinkles.
Frankincense oil has anti-aging properties. It speeds up the healing process of the skin and also slows down the signs of aging. If you’re still wondering which oil is best for dark circles, you’ve just found the answer to this question.
Lavender essential oil for dark circles under the eyes
Lavender oil improves blood circulation. This means more oxygen in your blood, healthier cells, more youthful and glowing skin! What’s more, lavender helps to remove puffiness from your eye area and fade dark spots and circles.It keeps the skin hydrated, protected and healthy. It contains powerful oxidants that protect the skin from free radical damage. Lavender can help you strengthen your skin, nourish its cells, and rejuvenate it.
Chamomile essential oil from dark circles under the eyes
Roman chamomile oil helps to detoxify our body. It increases blood circulation and prevents skin inflammation.In addition, it helps to reduce puffiness, but keeps the skin hydrated. Chamomile oil soothes and rejuvenates your skin. In other words, it enhances the appearance of healthy-looking skin.
What’s more, chamomile oil has the ability to brighten dull and tired skin.
Rosehip oil from dark circles under the eyes
The main and most important components of rosehip oil with medicinal properties are fatty acids.In addition, the oil also contains vitamins and various properties such as antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal.
Moisturizing Rosehip has it all. It locks in moisture and helps to brighten the skin. It is rich in vitamins A and E.
What cosmetics to mask dark circles under the eyes
Effective remedies for dark circles under the eyes
Grace & Stella Gel Bead Eye Mask
Grace & Stella Effective Gel Eye Mask will soothe and add comfort to every night. The mask, consisting of gel balls, can be heated or cooled: a cool mask will help tired and puffy eyes or wake up when needed; Using a warm mask increases blood flow to the eye area, helping you get a relaxing sleep. And the super soft plush backing makes it very comfortable to sleep.
Biomask for the skin around the eyes Biobeauty
Biomask No. 2 perfectly moisturizes and nourishes the skin around the eyes, it removes peeling on dry skin, evens out the complexion.The active natural components of the mask remove fat particles, absorb dirt and dust. The mask promotes skin rejuvenation, due to which the face gains an attractive appearance, looks young and fresh. It is recommended to deep cleanse the skin before using the mask.
L’Sanic Korean cosmetics hydrogel patches with snail mucin
Premium eye patch with collagen and black snail mucin.
Hydrogel patches are impregnated with a highly concentrated serum that stimulates skin regeneration and improves skin elasticity.
- Black snail mucin deeply nourishes the skin and effectively renews it;
- Collagen restores firmness and smoothness of the skin, reduces expression lines;
- Adenosine slows down aging, restores tone and smoothes wrinkles by stimulating the production of natural collagen by the skin.
Esthetic House Black Pearl Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch
Natura Siberica Moisturizing Eye Cream-Gel for Dark Circles
Hello Beauty Anti-Dark Circles Serum
Quinoa extract in serum reduces the appearance of dark circles under the eyes by strengthening capillaries and improving microcirculation.Quinoa also has the unique ability to retain moisture and thus effectively moisturize the delicate skin around the eyes.
Dark Circles & Puffiness Revitalizing Eye Fluid + Active
Video how to get rid of dark circles and bruises under the eyes
A huge misconception about color correction is that it is an extra layer that makes your makeup thick and sticky.Maybe, but here are some color correction products that are lightweight and still get the job done. Another misconception is that it is only for special occasions, but you can use it every day, it is really very simple.
Here’s Do’s, Don’s, and What You Need to Know About Color Grading.
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The theory is simple: if you want to see less than one color, you contrast it with a color directly opposite on the color wheel to neutralize it.
At the same time, avoid too much of one color on the face. For example, if you’ve neutralized dark circles with a reddish concealer, avoid applying red elsewhere, and don’t use colors that are close to red, such as purple or orange.
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When applying color correctors, apply in small amounts rather than apply thickly. Then use the $ 32 Beauty Blender to blend until the color is seamless.
The starting light allows you to increase coverage where you need it and honestly you don’t need to use much either. Once you’ve applied your regular foundation and loose powder to harden, it should blend in with your overall skin tone and not look too thick.
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Offensive red tones from pimples or broken capillaries can be neutralized with a dab of green or cool color corrector.
If you are neutralizing a stubborn lone wolf like a huge pimple, use a small brush instead of your fingertip for more precise correction. Be sure to use a little green (unless you want to look like Shrek) and then apply your regular concealer or foundation. Try: Urban Decay Nude Skin Correcting Fluid in Green – $ 40
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There is an irritating congestion of veins under the eyes that can sometimes appear as bluish or purple dark circles.The primary colors to counter this are yellow, peach and even red.
For medium to dark skin, use a bright orange or red to neutralize bluish bags under the eyes. Then use your regular concealer. You can also use them for eyelids, which can also look streaked. Try: Becca’s Backlight Targeted Color Corrector in Papaya, $ 46.
Some lighter skin tones actually look better with orange, so sometimes it takes some trial and error to find the perfect match.
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For dullness under the eyes and other areas of the face, use a concealer with a yellow, peach or cool gray foundation (for example, to neutralize purple tone. If you have light to medium skin, this usually helps. Try: Urban Decay Nude Skin – Yellow or Peach Color Correction Fluid – $ 40.
Earthy yellow look
If you have a yellowish hue, use opposite shades such as blue or lavender.
These colors also work when you want to brighten selected areas, such as around the mouth or forehead. Using these colors around the mouth can also make yellowish teeth appear whiter due to the cool shade.
Try: Lancome’s La Base Color Corrector in Lavender, $ 68. Or LA Girl’s Pro Concealer in Lavender, US $ 3.99 (S $ 5.40)
After concealer application or foundation after color grading, your face should become a neutral clean sheet.If you choose to wear dark lips, make sure you have enough concealer and bronzer to look healthy. My Ideal: Urban Decay Naked Concealer , $ 40 and Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer , $ 51.
However, if you want to skip it all and minimize discoloration, you should still avoid using colors like lipstick and eyeshadow that accentuate your color changes.For example, those with bluish dark circles should avoid dark plum lips or purple hues, as they will accentuate this flaw. A safe bet for lips is always a light pink or nude pink lipstick like Tom Ford Beauty Lip & Boys in 03 Anderson, $ 50.
My color grading guide and detailed instructions: Hayley Waits YouTube video.
6 common mistakes when masking dark circles under the eyes
Causes of Dark Circles
Permanent make-up for bruises under the eyes is a new direction in cosmetology.For a successful procedure, it is required to select a pigment that is identical to the skin color so that there is no difference in complexion.
Important! The master selects the pigment not only for the skin tone. The reason for the origin of dark spots in the lower eyelid is always taken into account.
Circles with a red tint indicate the cause of vascular origin with damage to small capillaries. Brown spots indicate increased pigmentation. Bruises under the eyes are the result of thinning of the skin with translucent veins.
Major contributors to the appearance of dark circles:
- chronic lack of sleep;
- stress, mental, emotional and physical exhaustion;
- hidden diseases of internal organs 90 100
- smoking and alcohol abuse – causes a deterioration in the state of blood vessels.
There are many possible causes of bruising under the lower eyelids. The simplest is constant stress, fatigue and lack of sleep. Sometimes, in order to regain freshness and an even skin tone, you just need to get a good night’s sleep.Also, do not sit for a long time at the computer monitor, rest your eyes as often as possible.
Lack of vitamin affects the quality of the epidermis, general condition, and, of course, the composition of the blood. Eat varied and balanced, take vitamin complexes on time, especially in early spring and late autumn, when the body especially needs additional support. Drink plenty of water and avoid junk food.
Blueness or yellowish shadows under the eyes can signal a disease of a particular internal organ.In any case, you should contact a therapist, undergo an examination and pass a general analysis of urine and blood, then, based on the results, the doctor will prescribe an examination or send to a specialized specialist.
It is not uncommon for bruises under the eyes to be inherited. In this case, indeed, the only way to solve the problem is to contact an experienced beautician.
Summarizing this point, I would like to note that before eliminating a cosmetic defect, you need to understand their cause and begin to eliminate it in the first place in order to prevent the chronic stage.
How to properly disguise dark circles under the eyes
Today, most makeup artists, stylists and just beauty bloggers offer us a lot of video tutorials where they share their secrets of correcting dark circles under the eyes. Using the most important rules for applying makeup, you will not only hide unsightly shadows, but also give your face a fresh and rejuvenated look.
Before you start your makeup, especially in the morning, refresh your skin and tone it, for this use ice from mineral water or from a decoction of chamomile, lavender, mint, lemon balm and other medicinal herbs that perfectly care and soothe the epidermis.Ice not only refreshes the skin, but also relieves puffiness, narrows capillaries and blood vessels that are located close to the surface of the epidermis. After all, it is the blood vessels that can cause cyanosis under the lower eyelids.
After the skin dries a little (you do not need to wipe the droplets with a towel). Apply a base cream, which, by the way, can also be aimed at eliminating hyperpigmentation. It will be better if the
product is pre-cooled.
Next, a concealer or corrector should be applied to the dark area under the eyes.They need to be selected by half a tone – the tone is lighter than your complexion.
If the skin under the eyes is rather dry and sensitive, then you need to choose a concealer with a moisturizing effect. If you already have age-related wrinkles, we recommend using light creamy textures. Too thick a concealer can accentuate every wrinkle. But pay attention that the product is persistent, lasts up to 16-18 hours.
Highlighters and concealers with shiny microparticles can also be used, which also successfully mask hyperpigmentation.
Since the pigmentation increases under the influence of ultraviolet light, we recommend choosing cosmetics with SPF protection.
- Be sure to use blush, which will distract you a little from your eyes.
- Try to focus your makeup on your lips, and not on your eyes.
- It is not recommended to mask dark circles with powder, it will quickly roll down and lie deep in the pores, which will further emphasize the defect.
If you don’t have a concealer, concealer or highlighter at hand, you can use a foundation, but before that, squeeze a little of the product onto the back of your hand and let it oxidize.After a while, the pigment will become thicker, then we take a brush and apply it to the problem area.
Masking tools for dark circles
Concealer and concealer will help to hide the problem area of the skin. Foundations have a long exposure time. If they cover up skin imperfections, you don’t have to worry about the appearance until 4 pm. They have a light structure, do not cause allergies and are produced by the manufacturer in a wide range of colors and shades.
A prerequisite for good masking of problem areas of the skin is proper preparation for make-up.An emollient or moisturizer is applied first. It softens the skin, makes it softer, nourishing the cells of the epidermis. Oily skin does not need to be dried; it is also moisturized. You should not apply the cream to the skin area under the eyes with your fingers; it is better to use a special brush. Its fine bristles will be able to cover up all cracks and blues.
Pay attention! Applying the foundation under the eyes, apply it in the form of an inverted triangle. This will help avoid a lot of product in the eye area and will correct the cheekbones, distracting attention.
A reflective primer is applied to the area around the eyes. It assists in smoothing the surface, fills in irregularities and hides small wrinkles. The concealer masks dark circles well. They choose a concealer, focusing on the skin tone of the face: for dark and tanned skin, you need peach, for light skin, purple and pink are more suitable. Disadvantages with protruding capillaries will hide funds with yellowness. They should not have a dense consistency, they are applied after the primer.Next, they take a tonal concealer and level the area around the eyes, applying it in a thin layer, otherwise it will be impossible to hide the makeup, the face will look heavy.
Using means of different shades, shade only the borders, and not the entire area of their application.
Important! It is impossible to use such means to mask inflammations, wounds and acne – they have too light structure.
Concealer in action
Purpose of concealer
Concealer is a cosmetic product designed to mask minor skin imperfections – age spots, rashes, expression lines, dark circles under the eyes.
Many concealers are too dry and should not be used permanently. The skin around the eyes is quite thin, sensitive and prone to dryness, so the daily application of a product with a drying effect can have an extremely negative effect on the area being worked on. Moreover, such a tool will not hide, but emphasize all fine wrinkles, it can cause peeling.
An example of a concealer that dries out skin is the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. The product is quite dense, well hides all skin imperfections – acne, inflammation, fine wrinkles, dark circles under the eyes.But with daily use, this concealer dries out the skin and, accordingly, contributes to a decrease in its quality. Thus, MAC Pro Longwear Concealer can sometimes be used to create, for example, formal make-up, but on a permanent basis, it can greatly damage the dermis.
Makeup artists and beauticians recommend using concealers with a moisturizing effect. The favorites are the following:
Art Visage / Miracle Touch is a budget concealer .It has a fairly fluid structure, good overlapping properties, but the overlap is not dense, but slightly transparent, which adds naturalness and freshness to the image. Thanks to the use of this tool, the look appears more rested and expressive. It contains moisturizing ingredients and they really work. Another advantage of Art Visage / Miracle Touch is economical consumption and large volume of the bottle.
Clarins / Instant Concealer is a universal product for all skin types.This concealer does not dry out the skin, perfectly masks its imperfections, incl. and dark circles under the eyes, forms a fairly dense overlap, does not roll down during the day, does not flow. The consumption of funds is as economical as possible, the quality is at a very high level, so its price is fully justified.
Becca / Ultimate Coverage – creamy concealer. This product is not suitable for those with dry skin as it has a slight drying effect. At the same time, the quality of the overlap of this product is at a high level.The consumption is very economical, convenient packing in the form of a twisting jar.
Correct selection of cosmetics
- Concealer should be one tone lighter than your normal skin color.
- Red spots and purple circles should be masked with green tone correctors. The same corrector perfectly masks noticeable vessels and capillaries.
- Dark circles under the eyes are corrected with a yellow concealer, but as mentioned above, if there is a shade of brown, then try to mask dark circles under the eyes with a peach concealer.
- The yellow pigment is extinguished with lilac and violet color correctors.
- Black circles under the eyes are best painted over with orange corrective agents.
- Powder that completes and fixes your routine like school makeup should have a light, translucent and loose texture.
TOP Concealers for concealing bruises under the eyes
When choosing a make-up product to mask dark circles under the eyes, it is important to pay attention to the following nuances:
- manufacturer – preference should be given to well-known, proven brands;
- composition of the product – it is desirable that the product contains the maximum amount of natural elements, as well as moisturizing and nourishing components;
- place of purchase – you should not buy cosmetics at dubious retail outlets or from unregistered distributors – there is a high probability of buying a fake.It is better to choose chain stores, branded or trusted online sellers for purchase. Many companies also offer to purchase their products on the manufacturers’ official websites.
It is very important to choose a product in accordance with the type and tone of skin, of the appropriate quality and at a reasonable price. But don’t forget that concealer application technique is also important. Incorrect application of the product can nullify all its advantages and positive properties.The technique for applying cream and liquid concealers is slightly different.
Mask dark circles around the eyes with a creamy concealer
The application process can be carried out using a special brush, sponge or fingers. It is worth noting that the simplest and most effective way is to directly apply the product with your fingers, and shade with a special sponge – a beauty blender. The algorithm of the procedure is as follows:
The first step It is necessary to collect some funds on the finger (with a hammering motion) and put the main emphasis on the inner corner of the eye.In no case should you start applying the cream concealer from the area under the eye – the product will roll down and accentuate fine wrinkles.
Second Step The next movement is to focus on the outer corner of the eye. Also a small amount of funds.
Third step Next, you need to apply the concealer to the rest of the area under the eye with the help of hammering and pulling movements, working the area as close to the eyelashes as possible. It should be noted that the largest amount of the product was applied to the inner corner of the eye.
For more thorough shading, makeup artists recommend using a special sponge. Evenly distributing the product under the eye, it is advisable to work out the upper eyelid and the area under the eyebrow with its remnants.
Using Becca / Ultimate Coverage Creamy Concealer, you don’t have to worry about the product rolling or highlighting skin imperfections. The product is easy to shade, effectively covers dark circles under the eyes and does not create a “mask effect” at the same time.
Technique for applying liquid concealer to the eye area
The algorithm for working with cream and liquid products differs slightly, but there is still a difference and it should be taken into account when using one or another cosmetic product. The step-by-step process for applying a liquid concealer is as follows:
Makeup artists recommend initially squeezing a small amount of concealer (literally, a drop the size of a match head) from the tube onto the back of your hand.
Apply the maximum amount to the inner corner of the eye, as with a cream product.
Apply concealer to the outer corner of the eye, and then evenly stretch the product over the entire area under the eye, using a hammering motion and working the area as close to the lashes as possible. It is worth noting that the difference in the application of products of different consistencies at this stage is especially noticeable, since the creamy concealer lays down a little denser, it is more difficult to stretch it, but it is easier to blend.When using a liquid concealer, it is very important not to overdo it.
Using a sponge, it is necessary to finalize the area under the eyes and extinguish the product upward, working on the upper eyelid and the area under the eyebrow.
Young ladies with dry skin around the eyes should give their preference to liquid concealers. Such products have higher moisturizing properties, therefore they mask the problem area around the eyes more effectively, without emphasizing fine wrinkles and its dryness.
By highlighting the corners of the eyes, they make the look more expressive and attract attention.A highlighter applied under the eyebrows will help to further enhance the effect. This cosmetic product gives the face freshness and as if illuminates the skin from the inside. It can be used to contour facial features. Highlighter highlights the desired areas, highlighting them, and distracts attention from the area with the problem. Swelling and circles will become less pronounced.
Fillers for dark circles under the eyes
Fillers belong to injection cosmetology, they are used in contour plastics. According to its essence
, a special substance is injected during the procedure, which compensates for the deficiency of tissue under the skin.After all, bruises under the eyes most often appear due to the depletion of the fat layer in the orbital region of the eyes.
The beautician can offer you biodegradable or non-absorbable fillers. The difference is that in the first case, you are injected with your own subcutaneous fat taken from the abdomen or thigh. In the second case, various gels based on hyaluronic acid, polylactate or collagen are used. Of course, the first option is safer, in the second case there is a small probability of the gel moving to another subcutaneous area.
It is very important to choose an experienced specialist, because the work is very delicate. The beautician must take into account the thickness of the skin layer, the location of the vessels and capillaries, the already existing fat layer. If the beautician makes a mistake, then you run the risk of getting problems not only aesthetic, but also of a medical nature.
How the procedure works
The specialist cleanses the skin and then applies an antiseptic. Since the procedure is somewhat painful, after treatment, an anesthetic gel based on lidocaine is applied to the skin.The gel begins to act in 15 minutes. As soon as the remedy has worked, the beautician introduces fillers, making injections in several places with microneedles, trying to distribute the substance as evenly as possible. Then the specialist does a small massage, something similar to a facial massage with spoons, as if distributing the substance under the eyes. Immediately after the procedure, a slight soreness may be felt, a slight edema will appear as a result of mechanical damage to the skin. The results can be said in two weeks.
Of course, this procedure has its own contraindications, it is not recommended:
- For skin rashes;
- With poor blood clotting;
- For oncological diseases, for kidney diseases;
- Pregnant and lactating mothers;
- During menstruation;
- For epilepsy;
- After blepharoplasty, medium or deep peeling;
- If other preparations have already been used for the corrected area.That is, if you have already injected permanent fillers, then the introduction of any other substances is prohibited.
Prevention of dark circles around the eyes
With the help of cosmetics, you can mask almost any skin imperfections. However, in addition to hiding the flaws, it is necessary to carry out regular caring procedures, giving the skin the opportunity to rest and recover. This can help eliminate existing problems and avoid new ones.
Tips from makeup artists and beauticians for the prevention of dark circles around the eyes:
- Do not use too thick concealers that dry the skin in daily makeup.
- In the morning and in the evening, after a hard day’s work, after thoroughly cleaning the skin of the face, it is advisable to wipe the area around the eyes with an ice cube. This will help relieve fatigue, heaviness and swelling. It is worth noting that you can use ice cubes not just from water, but, for example, from a decoction of chamomile, mint, string, etc. At the same time, it is important to exclude the possibility of an allergic reaction to plant components.
- Use eye patches regularly. There are a huge number of varieties of this product, as well as brands, on the market.Most professionals prefer Korean patches. This must-have helps to relieve puffiness, lighten dark circles under the eyes a little, give the face a rested look, and also moisturizes the delicate area. To enhance the effect of applying patches, the product can be pre-placed in the refrigerator and used immediately after removing it from there.
- The skin around the eyes is very delicate and sensitive to the influence of external factors and cosmetics. It is very important not only to mask the problems that have arisen with it, but also to eliminate them, if it was not possible to prevent.This area needs regular additional care – moisturizing, massages, etc., and a high-quality, but gentle study during the application of makeup.
Mask for dark circles under the eyes
If you cannot decide on a cardinal step and go to a beautician for help, then you can try to fix the problem with masks that will differ from simple summer face masks at home.
Fresh cucumber. It is better to take a vegetable from the refrigerator. You can cut off the circles and put them on the orbital area, and then change them as they warm up for 15 minutes, or grate the vegetable on a fine grater and apply the gruel to the problem area.
Potato mask. Grate chilled raw potatoes, mix with finely chopped herbs (dill and parsley). The proportions are equal to 1: 1. If you have very dry skin, then you can add a little vegetable oil, vitamin E or oily homemade sour cream.Apply the mixture to the problem area and leave for 20 minutes.
Egg mask. Take an egg yolk and a spoonful of olive oil, mix well, and then apply to the problem area. As soon as the mask starts to dry, wash yourself.
Milk Bread Mask. Combine white or rye bread crumb with warm milk. Apply the mask to the problem area and leave for a quarter of an hour.
At the end of the article, I would like to say that dark circles appear for a reason.To get rid of them, you need to solve the original reason: review your sleep pattern, nutrition, undergo an examination and make sure that there are no health problems. And only when you are convinced that you are healthy and that bruising is only a cosmetic defect, you can try folk remedies or modern cosmetic methods.
Rejuvenating makeup should look natural and hide skin imperfections.The beige palette of funds is considered universal, but in any case, they should correspond to the natural tone. It is more convenient to mask the black area under the eyes with a liquid or cream product.
- Cleansing and moisturizing the skin with a cream or serum.
- Leveling the texture to extend the make-up period with a primer.
- Smoothing the complexion with a foundation without affecting the areas under the eyes.
- Emphasizing the back of the nose with a milky shade.
- Applying concealer under the eyes and masking dark circles with a skin tone (you can use a peach tone).
- To eliminate green circles, take a pink color, cover the translucent vessels with a yellow agent.
- Blend the borders and fix the makeup with powder and blush.
Loose powder is used for long-lasting make-up. Choose a translucent shade with a lightening effect and apply in a thin layer.The quality of the product is determined by natural ingredients that do not swell from moisture. This is the final stage of makeup and blemish masking.
Mistake # 1: ignoring the stage of preparing the skin under the eyes for applying concealer
If you skip this step, the makeup will lie unevenly, messy, the concealer may roll and be useless. Plus, it will accentuate wrinkles and possibly even intensify dark circles.
Solution: the skin needs to be moisturized. This is probably the most important thing, otherwise failure.For example, apply your daily eye cream a few minutes before concealer, allowing it to absorb. If the situation under the eyes is more dire, then you need to act in several stages: before applying the cream around the eyes, use patches, and then take a colored makeup base with reflective particles, which, as a rule, works as a powerful moisturizer. This technique has a good visual cosmetic effect.
Error # 2: Incorrectly selected concealer
They come in different densities and colors.And this must be taken into account when buying.
Solution: when selecting it (in a store), be sure to ask a consultant for help, and also test it by applying it under the eyes and watching how it lays down and looks in daylight. Unfortunately, the lighting in cosmetics stores is rarely successful and what you see there does not always correspond to how it will look in reality. And one more tip: after application, you do not need to immediately buy concealer. Walk a little in it and see how it “lives” on your skin.If everything is okay, then take it.
Mistake # 3: confusing concealer and corrector
Maybe we’ll tell you a secret now, but these are two different cosmetics. Although both can be used to disguise under eye circles.
Solution: Concealer is a concealer with a lighter texture and a color similar to skin tone. Although it can be slightly pinkish or yellowish (with a certain undertone). And the corrector is most often presented in a color version, for example, pink (removes gray-blue bruises) and peach (neutralizes everything that turns into blue).And one more nuance: the concealer is applied over the concealer, and not vice versa. It is better to apply correctors with your fingers, patting movements, you need to let it soak in, and then distribute the concealer in the same way.
“Concealer and concealer with an oily texture better conceal dark circles under the eyes, but hold on less well. Therefore, it is better to powder them on top to fix them. ”
Mistake # 4: lightening the skin under the eyes too much
This mistake can be made by using a too light concealer.From a distance, it looks like white circles under the eyes. And, to put it mildly, it’s not cool!
Solution: When choosing a concealer, pay attention to its color (returning to error # 2). It may be slightly lighter than your natural skin color. To avoid white circles under the eyes, look at yourself in the mirror, slightly moving away from it. The concealer should neutralize the bruises under the eyes, but remain invisible.
Mistake # 5: applying concealers too dense
In pursuit of covering up dark circles under the eyes as soon as possible, girls overdo it and apply too thick (dense) layer of concealer.By the way, this error can provoke the fact that it starts to roll down and clog up where it is not needed, becoming noticeable.
Solution: Repeat, the concealer should be applied using the layering technique, slowly, slowly. Either with your fingers or with a fluffy blending brush, picking up a little bit of concealer. Then it will turn out as naturally and imperceptibly as possible.
Mistake # 6: girls do not mask the bridge of the nose and upper eyelid
This is the most common mistake! Girls are so addicted to neutralizing dark circles under the eyes that they forget about the bridge of the nose.And it looks too dark in contrast. They also ignore the upper eyelid.
Solution: you need to go over the upper eyelid with the concealer you used earlier, and also mask the bridge of the nose, paying attention to the inner corner of the eye (as a rule, there is the darkest skin tone). By the way, to conceal the upper eyelid, instead of concealer, you can use a base under the eyeshadow of a natural shade. In short, you need to remember that, having covered the bruise under the eye, you should even out the skin tone on the upper eyelid.Otherwise, the difference will be too obvious, especially if you do not use eyeshadow for daytime makeup.
“Powder a concealer that is applied to the upper eyelid and around the eyes to keep it in place all day.”
How to quickly cover up a black eye at home?
Having learned how to properly cover up bruises under the eyes, you should also pay attention to the issues of portability of a particular agent. When choosing cosmetics for such an important procedure, you must definitely test it and familiarize yourself with its composition.You should not use outdated cosmetics or the one that raises doubts, as well as the compositions of unknown brands. Choosing how to cover up the bruises under the eyes, you can turn to the old proven methods – masking with makeup. To do this, you can use your usual foundation and powder. However, this procedure will require some skill.
It is quite possible that the defect cannot be eliminated the first time. It is not necessary to apply a large amount in a layer, which only emphasize wrinkles.Professionals give tips on how to properly cover up bruises under the eyes, they recommend doing this:
- Tint eyebrows and thicken eyelashes. This technique can create excellent contrast with the skin tone, and therefore will not be visible as much.
- Make the eyes look bigger and brighter, for which the eyeliner is used. It needs to be made as clear as possible.
- With the help of colored bright shadows and eyeliner, you can distract people’s attention, and direct it to your merits.
To achieve an excellent result, you should learn how to cover up bruises under the eyes using available means, as well as divert the attention of passers-by, colleagues, friends and family from the problem area with makeup.
Recommendations of makeup artists
How to remove bags under the eyes
Beauticians and make-up artists use their own techniques in their work to freshen up the look and make the circles under the eyes less noticeable. The correct masking is as follows:
- Store the eye cream in the refrigerator.Cold products are more effective, as they close the pores, tone the skin, relieve swelling;
- Concealer and corrector are chosen half a tone lighter than facial skin with a homogeneous structure;
- It is not necessary to use foundation for masking dark circles;
- For dry skin, use moisturizing correctors;
- Blush is applied to distract attention;
- Products with reflective particles hide wrinkles and make circles more invisible;
- Collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, which are part of the nourishing cream for daily care, will help to heal the skin and restore the elasticity of the area around the eyes;
- The appearance of dark circles often provokes exposure to the sun; cosmetics with an SPF effect are used to protect against hot rays.
All these rules can be followed at home, doing makeup yourself. Taking into account the recommendations of experts who suggest how to disguise the circles under the eyes, you can hide not only the blue, but also other skin imperfections, making the appearance more attractive.
Dark circles masking
It takes a lot of time to hide problems, so it is worth paying attention to the prevention and prevention of the appearance of dark circles.You should lead a healthy lifestyle, include fruits and fresh vegetables in the menu, give up bad habits and lack of sleep. Morning washing with water of a contrasting temperature will help refresh the skin. The water is changed several times, trying not to close your eyes. Very soon the face will take on a healthy look, the eyes will shine.
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