Want to know how to get rid of dark circles for good? Watch our makeup tutorial then check out our recommended eye creams and concealers.
After much practice, our Beauty Writer Gabrielle has perfected hiding her dark circles, seriously it’s like an art form, so just watch her makeup tutorial to see how you can be completely shadow free…
Dark circles are one of our biggest beauty bug bears, but only 7% of you think there are products out there that actually help make a difference. However, with the right colour correctors and concealers, you’ll be looking perky in no time.
The problem with those pesky shadows is, more often than not, they’re not caused by a lack of sleep. But anyone who suffers from them will know how frustrating it is constantly being asked if you’re tired.
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If you don’t normally have them you might just be stressed or tired, so try and get a few extra zzzs on the weekend and reach for a soothing eye cream like Perricone MD Pre:Empt Brightening Eye Cream, £39.
For me personally, I know that whether I have 5 or 12 hours, those shadows aren’t going nowhere. These hard-to-budge-bags are caused by thinner skin beneath your eyes causing the dark blood vessels to be more visible.
Unfortunately these tend to be hereditary or down to your own biology so no matter how pricey your eye cream is you’re only going to see minimal results at best. So, what can you do about them?
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Don’t throw out your eye cream just yet, but focus on hiding them instead of getting rid of them. Make up can completely cover your dark circles, so long as you know what to do with it.
The first mistake you’re probably making is forgetting to use a colour corrector. This is one of the most important things you need if you really want your eyes to look bright and rested.
Colour correctors are simple, they work by cancelling out the unwanted colour and taking it to neutral. Most dark circles are a purple, bluish colour so, depending on your skintone you want something either peach, orange or red toned.
The lighter your skin the lighter the colour, if you’re very fair choose a pale salmon shade, darker skin can use a bright red lipstick, but make sure it’s matte.
After you’ve picked the right corrector for your skin the rest of the steps are easy enough for anyone to do, just make sure you’re armed with a beauty blender, a high coverage concealer, a concealer that’s slightly lighter than your skin and some translucent powder.
Happy hiding, people.