Dark Under Eyes

How to Cover Them

Hello my beauties how are you all today? I hope January was good to you as I know it can be a little bit of a hump for some. Skint after Christmas and drained from the festive period. You may have even noticed your dark under eye bags are more prominent at the moment? Maybe it’s the parties and early mornings that tend to accompany Christmas and into the New Year? However, nobody wants or should have to go through 2019 with black bags under their eyes. If you read my 2019 Goals and Aims post you know this is one of them. I wanted to add a lot more beauty to my blog for 2019. Today I am sharing a great way to cover dark under eyes so don’t miss out.

What causes dark under eyes?

There are a number of factors that come into having bags under your eyes. Some of them will also be beyond your control. For example your genetics and DNA can play a huge part in facial skin. If your family is prone to thinner skin under the eye then veins will be more visible on the surface. Making the area appear darker. Lack of sleep can of course lead to darker circles under the eyes. Getting that beauty sleep is important people. Rubbing your eyes alot, for example due to allergies, can also make blood vessels and dark tissue appear more visible on the surface of the skin. This, again, will make dark circles appear on the skin.

What can you do to help?

Just as there are many factors that can contribute to under eye darkness. There are a few ways to help allieviate them as well. Such as making sure you’re getting a good night’s sleep. Placing cooling items such as cucumber, or even eye masks, on the area. This can help by cooling the area that may help with visible veins and dark tissue. There are also some amazing treatments that you can find available at some beauty establishments. These claim to have long lasting effects so well worth looking into. You can also use some good old makeup to help hide them and today that’s what I’m going to show you.

Two Magic Steps

It starts with red lipstick or red concealer. You want to apply this directly under the eye area as you would your normal concealer. Blending it out as you usually would aswell. It may seem daunting but don’t worry it will work out. Make sure to get into the crease close to the nose as well if you have darker patches there.

how to cover under eye circles

makeup tips and tricks

I used an The second step is to add a normal concealer on top of the blended red. This will help not only add extra coverage but also help when you apply your foundation.

best concealer tricks

Make sure to also blend this out well to help your foundation cover all the concealer well. It may look a little pinker than normal but this is going to help counter act the darker skin colour. Foundation should also cover this pinkness.

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What Now?

Now, you can apply your makeup as usual. I like to add an extra layer of concealer on once I’ve applied my foundation. I find it just helps finish off the look and helps really cover those pesky circles. You can also bake it to help keep concealer in place and stop it sinking into the lines under your eyes.

Make sure to use a good powder or setting spray to make sure all that hard work stays in place.It will also help to make sure the concealer doesn’t crease or sink into fine lines. Making it look better and last longer. I have just started using the Makeup Revolution

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More tips for minimising black bags

Not only can you use concealer to hide them but their are other makeup tips that can help lighten your whole eye area and help make the area less dark.

White eyeliner is a great way of brightening your whole eye area. In fact it make the eyes brighter and appear wider. It’s really good for a fresh faced look so helps with not accentuating any dark circles that may be visible.

why use white eyeliner

Using a lighter eyeshadow on the inner corners of your eyes can also make dark circles look less prominent. Again, just by simply brighten up the eye area in general. Sparkly creams or silver work a treat. You can see the results in the picture below.

If you suffer from dark circles really badly then avoiding a dark smokey eye look is also a top tip. The darker colours will only add to the the darker tones of the under eye. This is no way going to help your eye dark circle situation. If you must have a smokey eye look perhaps try it with a lighter brown shade or even a colour to help take focus off the dark circles instead of pulling attention to it.

how to cover dark circles

Using just some of these top tips can really help with under eye darkness without a trip to a professional. Being a mum mine a more suitcases now (lol). Is dark circles something you suffer from? Will you try these tips yourself? Or do you have a makeup question you’d liked answered? Drop me a comment below and I’ll be sure to see what I can do to help. Plus you can follow my social media pages where I post more makeup looks. I really hope this helps you cover those bags and feel and look fresh everyday.

Lots of Love

Tahnee xxx

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