Jessica K. from NYC has the same concern, asking, "How can I cover up my under-eye circles with makeup?"
Over the years, I've swiped some pointers from the pros to help conceal the dark bags under my eyes. Now you too can ditch the baggage with these eye-brightening tips, ahead.
Darphin Dark Circles Relief and De-Puffing Eye Serum, $76, available at Darphin.
MAC Prep + Prime Vibrancy Eye, $30, available at MAC.
The concealer-before-foundation debate rages on. I’ve seen makeup artists do it both ways, so it’s up to you. Choose a concealer with a yellow base and a shade lighter than your foundation to help balance the purple-blue color of the dark circles. If your circles need a little extra TLC, go two shades lighter than your foundation. Lightly dab with fingertips or a small brush so you don’t get reverse raccoon eyes. We’ve all seen the celebrities with eyes that appear to be 14 shades lighter than their face.
I’ve also used my foundation as my concealer. Using a makeup sponge, put a little on your dark circles (layer as much as you need without overdoing it), let it set and then apply the foundation to the rest of your face. And because I hate the stifling temperatures and obscene amounts of sweat that comes with summer, a spritz of Urban Decay’s Chill Makeup Setting Spray keeps it all in place.
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Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation, $55, available at Yves Saint Laurent.
Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray, $29, available at Urban Decay.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, $28, available at NARS.