Hello! I am so so excited because my best friend and current makeup assistant Veronica Nunes from Makeup by V
is guest blogging on how to cover dark circles for your wedding, party or any special event! If you are a professional makeup artist, this solution can work for your male clientele as well as your ladies. Okay lets get started!
It’s hard to believe that, by looking at this photo, I have VERY dark circles under my eyes. While some dark circles are caused by allergies, sleep deprivation or skin pigmentation, mine are caused by genetics (thanks Mom!). There’s no magical cream or magic eraser in existence to banish them quite yet (trust me, I’ve tried them all) but with a little bit of concealer and mastering the application, you can fool anyone into thinking you are circle-free!
The Tool Kit:
1. Flat Concealer Brush
: I love Clinique’s concealer brush
because it’s tapered design allows me to spot conceal blemishes. I mainly use it for my under eye area.
2. Erase Paste Concealer
by Benefit Cosmetics
(Medium): Benefit’s Erase Paste
is a miracle in a jar. I use this for my under-eye area only. It is very pigmented and has a creamy consistency that won’t settle into fine lines. It also brightens the eye area. It is VERY pink, so use this on the under eye area only.
TIP: If your circles are blue-tinged, choose a yellow-based concealer. If they’re more brown or yellow like mine, use a peachy color. These colors will cancel out the dark and lighten the area around your eye.
3. Perfecting Concealer
by Stila (shade C): I use Stila’s award winning concealer
to even out my skin tone and blend in the Erase Paste. I also use this on my eyelid to get rid of the dark pigments. It may look small but a little bit goes a long way with this stuff! One tube lasts me 6 months.
4. Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder
by Clinique (Stay Golden)- The formula in Clinique’s Stay-Matte Pressed Powder
absorbs shine and gives a matte appearance. Its oil- free formula also keeps the concealer in place all day.
First, moisturize the face and eyes. This is a crucial step that, if missed, will make the area look very dry and the product will not apply as well. I like Clinique’s All About Eyes
because it’s creamy formula also helps hold eye makeup in place.
Prime and apply foundation. Don’t apply the foundation on the eye area- too much product will look cause the area to appear cakey.
1 & 2) With a flat concealer brush, apply the Erase Paste Concealer on the under eye area. Place three dots with the brush and blend with your ring finger. Apply a little more product in the inner corner of the eye, where the shadows are the deepest.
3) Place a LITTLE bit of Stila’s Perfecting Concealer on the back of your hand and apply some to the eyelid. This works well as a primer. Blend the color with your ring finger.
4) Next, with the flat concealer brush, apply the Perfecting Concealer to the under eye area and blend with your ring finger. Using your ring finger not only applies to right amount of pressure, but also allows the product to “melt” and blend because of your natural body heat. Feel free to repeat this step and add another layer of the Perfecting Concealer. This product also works well to cover up blemishes and cancels out any redness around the nose.
5 & 6) The last step is to add powder to mattify the products and keep them in place. Grab a fluffy brush, one that you’d use for applying shadow to the crease of the eye, and dab it into your powder. The crease brush is the perfect size for applying powder to the inner most corner of the eye. Don’t put too much powder under the eye- it’ll cake up and dry out the area.
- I did one eye to show the difference- and what a difference it is! Finish with the rest of your make up routine and go take on the world!
How cute is Veronica? Thanks so much V!If you are looking for a Albany Makeup Artist or Saratoga Makeup Artist. feel free to contact Veronica or I :)