I like to take a natural approach when it comes to makeup, skin that looks fresh and natural is my aim with every look I create. However, I’m quite often asked for help with ‘problem areas’ that people want to conceal, and dark circles under the eyes is often one of them. Do you struggle with this? If so, here are my top 3 tips for brightening up your eye area…
STEP ONE: HYDRATION
Making sure the eye area is hydrated is essential for keeping the texture smooth, allowing makeup to sit nicely. Dehydrated skin will be highlighted with makeup and can become dry and flaky, so make sure you add a lightweight hydrating eye gel to your skincare regime.
I love Cosmetics a la Carte Hydralift as it's super lightweight and sits beautifully under makeup.
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STEP TWO: BASE
My preference is to apply a light base all over the face first, this creates a more even skin tone and will then highlight exactly where you need extra coverage under the eyes.
I love a sheer illuminating base such as Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder
STEP THREE: CONCEALER
Now it’s time to cover those dark circles! I personally would suggest opting for a long wear concealer with high coverage and use as little or as much as you need depending on how dark the discoloration is.
It’s also worth trying a peachy toned colour corrector first if you have very dark shadows, this will brighten up the area before you apply concealer creating a brighter look.
Apply concealer with your fingers as the warmth of your hands will warm up the product making it easier to blend.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer is a must have product for my kit and personal makeup bag.