Cover and brighten dark circles
Instead of using a flat concealer that matches your skin tone perfectly, use a brightening one with pink or peach undertones that counteract the green and blue dark circles under your eyes, says Hannah Baylog, lead makeup artist trainer with Blushington makeup and beauty lounge in Dallas. Just don’t be fooled into thinking that going lighter than your natural skin tone will brighten that area. “A lot of people think they need a lighter concealer to cover up the dark circle, and it ends up looking a little gray or too white, or just like there’s makeup under the eye,” says Baylog. Don’t miss these other makeup mistakes that make you look sloppy.
Don’t limit concealer to under your eyes
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Concealer doesn’t have to be restricted just to dark circles. “If you just put it right under the eye, which people tend to do, it makes that little area look brighter,” says Baylog. But by sweeping it farther up, you can brighten your entire eye area. Bring it up past your eye, blending it all around your eye and up to your cheekbone to make your peepers look bigger and brighter. Don’t miss these other simple makeup tips to make your eyes pop.